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Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:17

In that case... I'd like a slice of cake to go with my coffee please.

 Matty I really like that hellebore. Does it have a name.?

Sowing Cucumbers

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:09

I wouldn't plant into an unheated greenhouse until May. That means sowing the seed mid April in a propagator/windowsill.


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:03

wash your mouth out with Pimms,fairygirl. H**** work indeed.

mealy bugs

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:58

I use a tissue soaked in meths,but a brush or cotton bud will do as well.


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:50

and peace at last....

I'm back from work. I did the petrol fill up and  bought some beef fat to make bird cake with. 1 Kilo of beef fat £1.40. The checkout operator gave me a funny look. No, I'm not putting it in the chip pan.

OH is watching men squabbling in the mud with a funny shaped ball. Time for feet up and a nice coffee.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:30

Barnsdale is near to Rutland water. Maybe we should have an outing in the summer? I bought a DVD of his series there.I think it is still available on amazon too. I think it was hemerocallis that the nursery had a good selection of.

Who Stole my ID?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:19

I wrote the piece that is attributed to you, gardening genes. I mentioned it back in  December, when the article came out. I thought they didn't like my nickname, so amended it. I did not realise at the time that there was someone with that name on here.

onions from seed

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 08:10

I would put them in the unheated greenhouse now. They need less heat to grow than germinate. Not enough light will make them lanky, weak and prone to disease.


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 08:05

Either fairygirl has waved a wand, or the mods have woken up. Three cheers for Daniel.


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:37


Time for bed sez zebedee

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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