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Bee

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:40

We had tree bees in two of the bird nesting boxes last year. If you ignore them they will depart at the end of the season.

tomatoes

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:19

 

Kweegly, one seedling per pot. Start by transplanting the seedling when it has two real leaves, into a 3 inch pot. When the roots fill that pot, pot on into larger pot .

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:12

Clarington, did the police prosecute the driver who hit you?

I had someone run in the back of me while lighting a cigarette, she was concentrating on the cig end and not the queue of traffic in front of her. ... and then of course they throw the fag end out of the window.

Have I killed my newly planted hawthorn hedge?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 13:21

Just remember to water it well once a week through the first year. It is more likely to die of lack of water until it is established . Then it will survive anything.

Heleborus

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 13:17

Party dress hybrids are the double hellebores developed by Robin and Sue White at Blackthorn nursery.

Blackthorn Nursery
Kilmeston, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0NL
Telephone: 01962 771796
Fax: 01962 771071
Location: One mile south of the A272, turn at New Cheriton about eight miles east of Winchester
Opening: Friday February 9 and Saturday February 10, then every Friday and Saturday from March 2, 9am-5pm only.
Catalogue: Send three 1st class stamps
Mail order: No
Hellebores: True-to-type seedlings in separate colours, Party Dress doubles and some species.        

Bentonite

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:53

It's also used for clearing wine.

Steve, I have Sandy soil in part of the garden. Perth is a whole new game. They don't call the western Australians sandgropers for no reason. The only grass that will grow is called buffalo grass. I broke a spade trying to dig it up at my friends new house.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 23:55

Better than all that snow, Bill

Gravel beds

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:46

A lot of things will grow through gravel, but to enable the plants to grow naturally I would remove the weed fabric.

Rootrainers, are they worth it

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:41

I've used mine for sweetpeas for the past three years. I like them. For certain plants that like long root runs I think they are ideal. They are fine if you are careful with them. They won't stand rough handling.

mothers day flowers

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:47

No, I think panda has a calendula.(pot marigolds)

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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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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