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Talkback: Bee flies

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:42

I think bee fly look like the golden snitch out of Harry Potter quiditch. Its the way it darts about.

Allotment

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:35

I bumped up the other allotment thread for you

Allotment

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:34

For aly

old tights

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:57

I got  banned from growing melons after that.

Cardomom

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:55

I've never grown in it. Its a tropical plant of the ginger family and likes warm and damp.

try here

http://www.heirloom-organics.com/guide/va/guidetogrowingcardamom.html

 

old tights

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:04

and you can use old bras for hanging melons in to keep them off the floor. ...of course it helps if you have a big bust.   and my sisters never forgiven me for it.

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:45

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40888.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Not the best photo I've taken. These are neglected alstroemeria  ( as well as a few snowdrops). The ducks have been trampling on them and they're not as advanced because they are too shaded now. I probably ought to move them.

LAWN

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:21

It looks like its badly drained, which it may be if you are on solid clay. You can hire a tool which punches plugs out of the soil and then either fill with coarse sand or compost . Failing that if you decide to start again, rotovate a load of compost into the top 6 inches to give a better base, then firm down and reseed.

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:12

Do you mean shasta daisies?  Leucanthemum superbum.

Does no 4 have yellow daisy type  flowers ?

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:43

5 is geum 6 is perennial cornflower. Centaurea montana

3 alstroemeria  or peruvian lily

1 aconitum or monkshood.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47
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