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Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:56

If its perennial, its similar to "pattys plum", but seeds may not come true to the parent.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:49

They look like the annual opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Or it could be a type of the perennial oriental poppy. Have you got a photo of the leaves, ?  that would be definitive.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:02

Mmm the hospital saga continues. They have written to me at my mums address, asking me for my comments on dads  care, as they say I  am next of kin. Wrong. I am not next of kin, mum was, but as she says, they only ignored her anyway.

I feel a long letter coming on.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 17:43

Car had new spring, new linkages??? and wheel realignment.

Seems to run better. They forgot to do the MOT and service, as it wasn't really due til next month anyway, I'll take  it back next month. Financial pain split up.

Car tax due this month as well.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 15:47

iIve ordered some gladioli for cutting and some Eucomis  sparkling burgundy for pots.

Also, does anyone know the best way to germinate banana seeds.? I ordered three types in a fit of exoticism.

OH is on a diet, and I'm sort of going along with it. Currently he is having lots of veg and protein, and no wheat based products, so no pizza, pasta, cakes or biscuits.or beer.

Two days in and he's complaining he's hungry. There is plenty of squash soup in the fridge. He's got to do it. His annual medical says his blood sugar is slightly raised, so weight loss is the first move. He doesn't want more tablets.

My car is in for service, MOT and new spring. I'm expecting a big bill.

Big Onions

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:40

Bedfordshire champion are good keepers.

Big Onions

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 10:26

I generally get my onion seed in at the beginning of January, but it has been so cold this year I haven't put them in yet.

I have Robinsons Mammoth seed. Last year I had Kelsae as well.

The soil need good preparation. I use well rotted manure, Blood fish and bone, and calcified seaweed.

Cheap Dahlias

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 23:04

Ive got lots of tubers of bishops children, grown from seed last year.

Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 22:38

Lots of annuals can make an impression.

Cosmos, cornflowers, larkspur,cleome, godetia, nicotiana.

Summer flowering bulbs such as lilies and dahlias add interest.

Do you have a particular colour scheme in mind?

Is this idea safe?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:04

Hellebore seedlings don't need heat. Most of those will be ok in a cold frame outside.

If no cold frame, up against a sheltering wall.

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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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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