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Growing in cracks

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:14

The most beauiful cracks in paving i saw were at Great Dixter. Christopher LLoyd had dierama (angels fishing rods) self seeded into the cracks. We went just as they were in full flow, and they looked gorgeous. Other than that, and a lot more practical, I'd go with scented thymes.


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 09:57

Mods on the job this morning.

Wum and kitchen lot gone

Disturbed night last night. OH gone to Bath for three days,   he went at 5 ,

Anyone name this bee magnet please?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 06:12

Nice picture of the bee

Anyone name this bee magnet please?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 06:11

Chimonanthus praecox or wintersweet.


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 22:42

My lilies haven't started moving yet. I dug one up today, and there was no shoot at all yet.

Thinking of buying

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 21:10

Try and put them in a block, 3 x 4. I'm not confident so few will pollinate well. try tapping the plants when the male flowers open to disperse the pollen.


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 21:07

My peonies are still hiding.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 21:04

Ooh yes, you should see my new double yellow hellebore........

Rhubarb & Onion

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 20:41

I rotate sweet corn, onions, and courgette/pumpkins around the sunniest beds. Beans, brassicas except caulis and potatoes will cope with less sun.

Thinking of buying

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 20:28

I should add I use two packets and plant in a block, 7 rows of 10. The odd plant, or planted in a long line, will not pollinate well, because it is wind pollinated.

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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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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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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