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Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:18

Does Euphorbia martini ring a bell, Mrs garden?



Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:15

What are you allowed/not allowed, Clarington?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 17:36

What sort of euphorbia.? I propagate E. griffithii from lumps of root with a shoot attached. Some of the other sort like characias, dip the shoot in sand to stop it bleeding all over and then try gritty compost.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:39

a weed yet to be identified. what sort of compost are you using?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:31

Clarington, you could always put him on rabbit food as well. Caring and sharing...

Compost help

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:25

If you have grass to mow, you could mix the entire contents of the heap with an equal quantity of grass and let it heat up and "cook" again. My kitchen waste never composts well over winter, and I always do this with the first cut of grass. I did it last weekend and the entire heap is now cooking nicely.

As Dave says. Dont put perennial weed roots (dandelion, docks, ) or seed heads(dandelion) in.

Conjoined Daffodils

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:59

Brilliant,Thomas. If I can find the ones I had last year, I will post them later.

Beetroot - Choggia Pink

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:53

Were they old seeds?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:44

Oh, Punkdoc. Hope you are well soon.  Gardens are good for looking at. I often give my garden a good looking at.

 The vibrations are coming from across the road. They are removing leylandii and bamboo and putting it through a very noisy vibrating shredder.

The leylandii won't come back, but the bamboo will be back  up to 10ft in no time at all.

Indoor stylish hydroponics?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:36

Hydroponics has its uses. I know two people using it. One on Christmas Island has  shade tunnels full. They are raised off the ground because anything growing at ground level is eaten by the red crabs They grow tomatoes and other salad veg, because flying in fresh fruit and veg adds ten australian dollars per kilo to the cost. Same cost on Cocos Keeling island (same plane!!!) and so  one of the islanders is starting to do it for the same reason.  Fruit and veg sent by ship can be rotten before they get it.

However if you live in a city, with truckloads coming in to the supermarkets daily, its just not cost effective.

...and nothing beats the taste of just picked home grown(in soil in your own back garden or allotment)

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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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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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