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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 16:47

Sorry, its Friday afternoon and I've had too much sugar.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 16:46

10 week stocks, brompton stocks, or night scented stocks.?

It almost time to start brompton stocks from seed for next year.

10 week stocks for bedding... you're probably a bit late for bedding plants, the garden centres have started half pricing all bedding plants around here.

Night scented a packet of seed and sprinkle in the flower bed.

Isn't this lovely

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 16:32

Try Rosa "Handel"


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 15:48

Last recorded use in England 1872.

I am probably going to be pilloried for this.

Ok tea break over.. Time to get the sweet corn in.

Shrubs and plants dying in established border

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 15:42

Are all the dying trees next to the newly painted fence?


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 15:41

  you're welcome.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 15:38

They stopped putting people in the stocks in the 19th century. Most of them were then taken down. shame, I think we should bring them back. Instead of three month rehabilitation orders for the scum that burgled me, they could have a day in the stocks and I coud throw rotten tomatoes at them... or something harder like a turnip...or a cricket ball.

Shrubs and plants dying in established border

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 14:26

Can you put photos up please. Use the tree icon in the tool bar.

Is everything in the border dying. ?

I have two things in mind....some horrible person with weedkiller spray , or its too dry , although established trees like holly or laurel should resist a dry period.

Talkback: Urban foxes on the allotment

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 14:05
We feed the fox family on Bakers meaty meals, a soft meaty biscuit, and also soft tinned dog food. There is usually one cub who is braver than the others . This is one who would take food from my hand, and come to call from May until August when he disappeared.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:52

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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

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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