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Bed under north facing wall - what can I plant?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:02

Morello cherry will do well on a north facing wall. 

Lily Beetle & Peach leaf curl

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:01

Provado systemic bug killer. Spray each emerging Lily  shoot now. It's the best thing for Lily beetle.

For peach leaf curl you need to have a polythene awning or tent over it to stop the leaves getting wet from rainwater.

can someone please help me identify this plant :)

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:40

Its in quite a lot of herbal remedies. You could try Kalms or Natrasleep. it is often mixed with passiflora. If you want to try a herbal remedy, I recommend you look for a product licence no. on the label. Lanes are a good brand with years of experience.

I find I sleep as soon as I hit the pillow. Anything on the telly after 9pm has to be recorded because I usually fall asleep half way through, and miss the end.

can someone please help me identify this plant :)

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:34

Valeriana officinalis root is used to induce sleep. I think the one above is Centranthus ruber, also called valerian.

Cut flowers at end of May

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:17

Alliums. Aquilegias. Queen Annes lace or Anthriscus. 

Its too late to start anything from seed to flower by the end of May this year.

Tree Roots

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:14

The last tree stump I removed involved a large vehicle, a winch and a chain. Now I just cut things down and plant stuff to grown over the remaining stump until it rots.

Many tree surgeons  will have equipment for tree stump removal. I wouldn't attempt it myself .


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:04

Mine grew and produced one cucamelon. I won't be bothering again.

can someone please help me identify this plant :)

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:01


Forget me nots or what?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:51

They both look like forgetmenots. Is one in a sunnier part of the garden?


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:58

I found the shooting star is a ballard hybrid and is sterile.

My double yellow got decapitated. I'm hoping it will send up some leaves from the rootstock, but I'm not holding my breath.

I will take some seeds off the Ashwood hybrids if they set and grow those on.


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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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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