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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.


last night's GW

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:29

I have a load of seedlings of bishops babies that are doing a lot better than expensive tubers I bought from the garden centre. They're not named varieties this year, but I pick the best seedlings and label and overwinter. My large yellow is currently four foot tall and budding up. It was grown from seed two years ago.

Need some more plant ID's please

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:24

If no 6has big leaves more likely escallonia than ceonothus

Need some more plant ID's please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:50

6  . ceonothus

4 and 7 same plant, wood avens. horrible weed, I put loads in the bin today. I try and pull the little  yellow flowers off before they seed and form "bobbys buttons" that stick everywhere.

Planting seeds

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:33

What are you planning on growing.?

Big seeds can be spaced apart in a tray or planted in its own pot (eg sunflowers or cucumbers). small seed like lettuce are better in a larger tray, scattered thinly.

Planting seeds

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:21

its a bit late for pumpkins.  you can sow oriental leaves and salad lettuce leaves now.

I sowed some last Sunday and they have already germinated. I expect to be cutting them to use in salad in three weeks.


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:10

i'm getting ready for bed, too.

A hedgehog is snuffling around the patio. thats twice this week we've seen him/her.

Now hes just got to go and eat some of those slugs. I think he prefers foxes dinner instead.

What's this? Flower in lawn...

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:30

That was my thought too.

Bug identification please.

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

It appears to parasitise caterpillars of emperor moths.   another one to look out for.

Bug identification please.

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:47

Thats the one. Well done fishy. I'm glad it doesn't have a sting.

A bit different from the one I saw on the fennel last year, that had a long ovipositor.

Another bug to add to the list.   The less i do, the more I find....

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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