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Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:53

Mix in lots of grass cuttings, Use a builders bag if you can get one and havn't got a spare compost bin. If not heap it up , wet it and put a tarpaulin or even old compost sacks over it.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:51

Last call for my list.

my seed list. all out of my garden.

Aquilegias, mainly doubles or barlow type.

raspberry ripple(red and white many layers)

nora barlow, red barlow, black barlow, lilac pom pom.

Mirabilis jalapa

Paeonia mlokosewitchsii blushing molly

Thalictrum black stockings

Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Thalictrum sphaerostachyum

Francoa sonchifolia

Salvia patens deep blue

Angelica gigas but green flowered not red, might be mislabelled.

Tall cosmos. deep pink flowered.

Pale pink astrantia

Mullein  biennial verbascum bananas and custard.

Anybody wanting any, please PM me your address, and what you want.

 

 Lyn, foolio, keep it live, fishy65, I am sending yours out this week. Sorry about the delay.

Can you identify this for me please?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:43

Potato seed pods are round are look like tomatoes. (same family but poisonous)

They look like tubers that havn't had the time to swell very much.

Can you identify this for me please?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:39

They look like small potato tubers to me.

Insect bites

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:14

Oral non drowsy antihistamine such as loratidine or cetirizine plus  eurax hc cream. The eurax bit stops the itch. The hydrocortisone bit stops inflammation and swelling. If the swelling carries on after 24 hours, go to doctor for antibiotics, probably flucloxacillin unless you are allergic to penicillins.

Prevention is always better than cure.

Skin so soft oil, citronella oil, DEET containing insect repellants, but they wont stop an annoyed wasp or spider.

Abbreviations

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:00

SIL Sister in law

MIL mother in law

OH other half

UG undergardener also known as OH

FYM farm yard manure

FBB fish, blood and bone fertiliser

MPC  multi purpose compost.

When talking about one genus eg Salvias, once the genus has been mentioned, other species or varities in that genus can be abbreviated to capital letter and dot e.g.

S. Patens or for verbenas, V. Bonariensis, which in a prolonged conversation about Verbena bonariensis is likely to be shortened to VB...... not to be confused with gossip mags where VB is Victoria Beckham.

LOL  lots of laughs.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 22:54

Yviestevie. Chicken wire frustrates squirrels no end. I got fed up with losing crocuses. This year, they have protection.

The white mouse(flash) seems to be surviving. It was running around again this morning.

Helpppp! 24 x1 metre border- clay, shady and next to fence- lucky me!,

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 22:50

I would mix plenty of  grit and well rotted farm yard manure or compost into the soil before you start planting. If you cant get either of those, garden centres sell soil conditioner which I think is fine composted bark or chippings. You dont want coarse bark or chippings, but they are good as a surface mulch

While the border is empty is the best time for soil preparation.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 22:43

That's all right then.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 22:37

Did I really read that panda is pegging a sofa on to the washing line?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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squash crown prince

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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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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