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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.


Rose cutting rooting.

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:52

Were they cuttings off of a climber?

Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:45

Edd, I'm surprised you said M. grandiflora is the most common one. Around here there are lots of the pink flowered deciduous type (soulangeana) and a few white flowered liliflora.  If you have a wander around kew at this time of year,there are lots of magnolias in flower, none of them M. grandiflora which flowers later on , sporadically through the summer months.

When is the best time to plant the lavender plugs I have grown from last year?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:32

if they have been in a greenhouse, harden them off for a week. If they have been outside, and your soil is workable, plant them now.


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:14

OH built me a raised bed frame  at the weekend. This is to go around what was the onion patch last year and the pumpkin patch this year. I spent today painting it. I decided that its a lot easier to paint before its screwed together so the boards that are going to make the new herb bed have been painted too. and the picket fence.

Now I have green spotted arms.

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:18

for an interesting discussion on peat usage.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 14:20

 under the Oak tree. This will be in heavy shade for most of the summer, but while the sun is low in the sky, it bathes in sunshine for most of the spring.

Also my eccremocarpus is flowering. I grew it from seed last year, it flowered in the autumn. It is growing up some brown coniferous hedging of a neighbour, in an attempt to hide it from my side. I expected it to die in the winter, I never expected it to be flowering now.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

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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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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