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Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:07

They just keep springing up all over the place.

Greenhouse help

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:38

A brick or slabbed base would be best. A wooden base would rot.

 I would recommend you get the biggest greenhouse you have space for. I have had a Robinsons for 25 years and been very satisfied. Glass and aluminium need less maintenance than wood.

seating area designb

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:26

It would look nice with an arch , making a bower with the seat within. Then grow scented plants over it such as Jasmine. trachelospermum, or honeysuckle. Or even a climbing rose such as climbing iceberg or golden showers.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:14

 We seek panda here, and there.

What is going on with my lemon tree?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:11

I would give it a hard prune to get rid of the straggly bits. Then repot into citrus compost in a larger pot. water with rainwater wherever possible. Put it outside in a sunny position from late may until late September. When you bring it in, keep it away from radiators and give it as much light as possible. A frost free conservatory would be the best place to overwinter.

Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:08

Question 1. Are there grey squirells in the vicinity. If so, dont bother. I have quite a few hazels in the hedge. They set nuts every year. Every year the squirrels eat them before they are ripe enough  for us to eat.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 15:55

Ha, love it Dove.

I have been known to extract up to £15 from a man suffering from Manflu,whilst on a one hour Sunday Rota, (like we used to do before the supermarkets decided to have 24 hours opening and shove a pharmacy in the corner by the booze aisle.)

Mansize tissues, obviously, preferably those with extra soft or added balm.

A hot drink type thing(works better in a special mug). probably some lozenges or a throat spray. Some Vitamin C to aid recovery. Olbas oil or Vick Rub.  A bottle of Lucozade. Sorry, cant help with the bell or the nurse holding a towel to wipe the fevered brow.

 Womanflu---- Two paracetamol four times a day, keep warm and drink plenty of liquid. If bunged up,  a sudafed tablet  three times a day.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 15:17

Condolences for your loss , Matty.



Posted: 07/02/2014 at 15:16

Afternoon everyone Blue skies and sunny here.  I seem to have spent all day in supermarkets, but the freezer is now full,the fridge is full, the fruit bowl is full, and the biscuit tin is full.I shouldn't have to go shopping for a bit.

I heard Jeremy Vine on the radio. 300 million to India when they have enough money todo a space program? Maybe they could spend the space money on the starving indians living in slums, and we could spend 300 million on the south west of the country and our infrastructure. Our roads are like a third world country. IF they were repaired properly they would last longer.

Time to call a state of emergency and send in the armed forces., and every ablebodied man on unemployment benefits to help with labour and get the mess sorted out.

 Failing that there are a few fat cats in London who need fairygirls wand up the rear end.


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:49

I've got a bag full of odd socks. They never seem to match up after washing.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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