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eucalyptus tree

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:48

There are hundreds of eucalypts, some grow in swampy soil. Unfortunately they often dont like frosty conditions. So that limits what can be grown here. The usual one grown here is E. Gunnii, which is supposed to be the hardiest, but a lot around here died in the really bad winter a few years ago. I have a E perriniana that I grew from seed (Chiltern seeds) that is on free draining soil that survived and thrives.

With plenty of space and boggy soil ,I would plant willow.

Growing Raspberries - newbie

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:42

TC, do you know what variety they are?

Autumn fruiting varieties are pruned differently to summer fruiters.


Wallflower colours

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:38

My wallflowers are just getting going. Although it feels like summer, we must be four weeks behind you verdun,  I still have daffs opening and the magnolia is now in full bloom.

Wallflower colours

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:36

One of my bowles mauve cuttings is flowering as purple and cream stripes. Maybe a virus causing a sport. Quite pretty though.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:23

I hope Shadow gets better soon.

No cake in this house for the foreseeable.

The more he cheats the longer the diet will last.

Lovely sunny day here. No doubt it will deteriorate before the lawn is mown.


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:26

Stuff still emerging from hibernation.  Stuff I thought had died is still poking through.  Anyone I gave Roscoeas to last year, dont give up yet, another month to go before they emerge.


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:23

2000 pages


Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 09:33

If you come off the M1 at junction 27, take the turn west towards Eastwood. It is half a mile from the M1 on the left hand side.

There is a map on their website.

RHS members free on Tuesday and Wednesday

Good little tearoom and nursery growing their own plants.

Low Growing plants

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 19:27

Try sempervivums or thymes.

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 18:55

Anyone fancy a trip this Friday????

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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