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What are these I potted up?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:31

I think the big one at the front is a phlox. Is the red stemmed one a cornus of some sort?

Plant ids please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:52

No, scott, leaves similar, flower nothing like.

Plant ids please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:46

Centranthus ruber

garlic mustard or jack by the hedge

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:54

You'll be late for the party on Friday night, Fairygirl. Get Verdun to send the helichopper for you. It should be able to land on the beach. Don't forget your swimming cossie.

Replacing conifers with hedge

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 12:19

If you mix the shreddings into the soil it will rob the soil of nutrients as it rots. I would mix any shreddings up with some grass mowings if you have some, and either compost in a bin, or in a covered pile somewhere to rot for a year. Then use as a mulch around shrubs etc.

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 23:05

You could even use a cheap dustbin.

Any spare stuff can be used in a compost bin, mixed up with any other suitable stuff such as grass cuttings and shredded prunings.

Rose growers used to use the fresh droppings to put around the roses, and then let it rot on the surface. Fresh stuff cannot be dug in as it is.

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:54

I would stack it in a spare bin, and let it rot for a year. If you turn it once and make sure it doesn;t get too dry, it will rot better. It is ready for use when it is crumbly and does not smell.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:40

Yes, I used the glass ramekin things, but yoghurt pots work as well. Its just that we've eaten a lot of gooey lemon cheesecakes, and I cant bear to throw away the glass jars they come in. I collect seed in them later on in the year.

Blossom Tree Identification

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:27

No, I can't see anything either.

DebH, can you load using the tree icon in the toolbar to load a photo from your desktop.?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:21

Cheapest beer in Lidl. 4 cans of bitter for £1.99. The slugs loved it.

Oh wouldn't let me use his Pedigree.

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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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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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