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Camera Corner

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 23:52

Old photos from the album.

 Fun on a hot day in the old tin baths.(before plastic paddling pools came in)


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 20:43

Hmm, normal.? A professor in Sheffield decided I was at the extreme end of normal. I've never been so insulted. I've never been normal in my life, and I'm not starting now.

My mother calls me a "funniosity".

I've not  worked out whether that is an insult or not.

Outdoor Cucumbers

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 13:37

I grow Marketmore outside. In a good sunny position, they will fruit for ages. The seeds are a bit pithy, so I tend to scoop them out and then chop the flesh into salad.


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 13:31

Looks like its everybody down to Verdunland for the weekend.

The strawberry margaritas are on me.


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 13:28

Back to work for me today. It was very cold driving in, I'm in the derbyshire peaks and it was  minus 4. The fields and farm lanes look like Narnia, thick hoar frost over everything. Hope OH has remembered to take bolognaise sauce out of freezer. Its going to be cold again tonight folks.


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 23:58

I went next door and found the two holly bushes which were on the old photo. They are now trees with a trunk of about 15inches diameter.  The owner of the land is lovely. We have enjoyed having the wild wood/ disused orchard next door for the last 20 years. I have added a few buddlejes and species roses grown from seed, and the wildlife has been pretty undisturbed.  The builder says his mate the digger driver is a bit of an animal as regards getting up early. The "garden is now a level space with a bank of soil 3 ft high surrounding the space.

 I feel a bit of guerrilla gardening coming on.

When to take off the propagator lid?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 11:39

I take them out of the heated  propagator once the seed leaves are fully open. I prick out once the first true leaves are fully open.

Poppy problem on Veg plot

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 11:34

Annual poppies should just hoe off.  Oriental poppies will have thick tap roots and start emerging soon. I would glyphosate them if so. Rotovating just propagates by root cuttings.


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 11:29

They tell me they're clearing it for  garden. It looks awfully like a space for two detached houses.(which the road is numbered for).

 The digger has stopped and the chainsaw is going again now.

I won't be offering them a cup of tea.


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:40

Tracey, far too soon to plant tomato seeds, unless you have a greenhouse with plenty of light and heat on.We start sowing tomatoes at the end of March.. They get planted in buckets in the greenhouse at the beginning of May (frost free greenhouse).

Discussions started by fidgetbones

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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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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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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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