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Planting for cut flowers

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:19

For cut flowers.

Sweet peas.sow seed now.

Gladioli  or lilies get bulbs, in now

dahlias  seed or tuber.  Crysanths get plugs or pots.

What do you like?

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:07

I was confused by the feathery bits until I realised that was a willow in the background. I think it's most likely  Leycesteria formosa  and not jap knotweed.

plug plants

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 12:55

I always pot up small plants or bare roots, and for hardy geraniums put in a sheltered position or coldframe. When they are actively growing and the pot is full of new roots, then I would plant in final position.  That way, if you have any failures, they are easy to spot (and complain about)


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 09:01

I like your carvings, Bill. That's a real talent you have.


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:49

 side view



Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:47

Tracie, I took that photo this afternoon. In the middle of the lawn, about 30ft from the pond. I 'm not techie enough to pinch stuff off  t'interweb.


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:43

I chucked them back in the pond.


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:40

Is it me, or has the male got a leer on his face.?

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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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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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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