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Camera Corner

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:17

Kuredu sunset

Maldives manta

The reason you should wear paddling shoes in the shallows.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:12

But I fancy  three weeks in the maldives more. preferably in manta season.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:11

I like your butterflies , David K


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 20:45


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 20:36

Phipps cornish pasties from Hayle. yum. and I know a good place in Carbis Bay for fish n chips.  Its a bit cold for cornish ice cream.

 A caravan would be warmer than a tent.- risk of a tent blowing away.

what to "over winter"

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 20:27

Broad beans Aquadulce claudia.

Start off in pots in a cold greenhouse. Plant out if we get a mild spell, or get a head start in the spring.

Chilli peppers

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 16:23


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 09:14

Morning everyone. Frosty here, the sun is shining and the oak tree is glowing amber against a pale blue sky.  Shredding today I think.

Dont get me started on the waste in the NHS drugs bill. It would need a lot of chocolate to get me calmed down again.Why does anyone order another bottle of Lactulose when they already had 15 unused in the cupboard.? if everyone (no exceptions) had to pay a nominal £1 for each months supply of each drug, the waste would dramatically slow. As its free to 90% of the population, the waste is phenomenal.(at an average cost of £10 per item on a prescription, charged to the taxpayer)

Apple trees

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 07:41

I would leave it. The tree will find its own shape. I have a tree (that was here when I came) that is fighting to get out of the shade of an oak. It leans to one side permanently and  only has fruit on one side. However with minimal pruning it does bear heavily every year. If you keep trying to force it to a different shape, you will never get a good crop.


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:21

I put  2 kg per sq metre of rock dust onthe veg patch. I will repeat it as I think it improved the veg and the sweet peas.  I've started adding it to the maturing compost heap,so the worms can work it in before I use the compost as a mulch.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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