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Posted: 24/12/2013 at 17:53

What do you mean,  early for wine?

 Its christmas. One bottle to wash down the smoked salmon blinis.

next bottle.....

Sow Some Veg Together - Confuse A Carrot Fly !!

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 17:02

Stick to what works.If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 17:00

The moderator elves are working well, the spam  and yacon fritter has disappeared

unless Verdun ate it  !!!

Sow Some Veg Together - Confuse A Carrot Fly !!

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 16:43

The theory is that you alternate 2 rows of onions, one of carrots, two rows of onions. the onion smell is supposed to confuse the carrot fly. I must have intelligent carrot flies, because it didn't stop them. 18 inch high barriers of fleece or polythene work better.


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 13:31

If Verduns cabin is leaking, It's off to Fairygirls chalet this weekend.  For any large folks, I have a special "drink me" potion,to shrink us , so that we will all fit in. No it's not the Bacon herb stuff either.

I did food shopping at 8am yesterday, barely a space in the car park and a one way system needed in the aisles. If we havn't got it, we will go without.

The garage floor is wet, I suspect a blocked gutter dripping over the door, When OH emerges, I plan on clearing the gutter. ( I need him to hold the ladder.) For us, Christmas is us two today, us and my parents tomorrow, the whole family (18) at my mums on boxing day. Because I have no kids, I get to do all the running around, so today is just us time.

Happy Christmas everyone. I hope Santa brings you your hearts desire.

Dove, I want to see a pic of you on the unicycle.

Snowdrop bulbs

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 23:11

That depends on how much root there is. If you tip them out, and the roots are all tangled I would leave them...but if there is only a small amount of root you could separate them by washing off the compost in a bowl of water.

Xmas jokes

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 22:43

and one for punkdoc...

What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations????


Xmas jokes

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 22:42

What kind of motorbike does Santa ride????

A Holly Davidson!

What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees????




Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:55

The Birmingham queue were wetting themselves. Shame the phone was switched off, It would have been a winner on rude tube.

Can you grow edelweiss in the UK?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:52

I raised it from seed one year, but the lot rotted off outside in the winter.

 As Nut says, the grey hairy leaves don't like cold and wet.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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