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Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:22

 Knautia macedonica melton pastels.

 Grown from seed last year. They may only last a year or two , but I can take seed off them later on in the year.

Birdfeeder in flowerbed?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:10

Bullfinches regularly feed from hulled sunflower seeds in a squirrel buster  feeder hanging from a hanging basket bracket on the house wall. I finf the voles and mice clear up any they chuck out. I have a pole feeder in a flower bed, the worst problem is with grass seed such as oats being chucked out and growing. You just have to pull them out. I wouldn't deny myself the pleasure of watching the birds, just because it causes extra weeding.

Bullfinches will take seeds from forgetmenots. They grew ok under the feeder(and everywhere else)


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:35

My blue poppy has flowered

Except it's purple

Lidl Compost

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:12

Gazzar,take it back and get your money back. I wouldn't risk it.

This forum

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:46

Sorry . Kindle playing up. Nice poem , birdy( not birch)


Salad leaves

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:44

Now is the time to sow the next lot, for succession.

By the time you have eaten this tray, tray two will be ready and you sow tray 3'


Plant ID please

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:36

Try paeonia officinalis banatica on plant world seeds site.

This forum

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:06

Nice poem, birch.


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:01

Busy day today. Oh is not going to be around much in next three weeks, so decided to cut hedges on front,lawns, front and back, shred cuttings ,and I got to clean up after him.

Compost bins are full so I filled a builders bag instead as a temporary measure.

Then we had hot dogs, then I planted the courgettes, squashes and outdoor cucumbers.

Now I,m in the Jacuzzi  bath with a glass of wine.

I've still got to fill up the slug pubs.


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:41

The suns up here ,verdun. You can come and help me plant up the courgette plants if you want.  Pimms on the patio at 5 ish.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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