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Chameleon plant

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:06

I like the smell of it when you crush a leaf between your fingers, but I didn't know it was edible.


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:04

I'm at work tomorrow. I've already had a phone call to apologise for the mess i'm walking into.Happy days.


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:02

I took his number and emailed his company. Watch this space. Arrogant animal might not be so happy when he gets back to depot.


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:06

I've been to the garden centre for inspiration. I didn't spend anything though, Then I got stuck behind a lorry. Its driver decided that "use both lanes to queue" and "merge in turn" for roadworks meant that he should straddle both lanes to stop anyone passing him, 800 yards from the roadworks, thus stopping anyone getting off the previous junction as well.Thus making a bad situation worse.

Then I went to supermarket, and then a look around a new "the Range" which has opened. Some poor tomato plants were going blue with cold in the outside area. I wouldn't give much chance to the red peppers either. At least at the garden centre, they are looking after the plants, keeping the tender ones undercover.

Mrs Garden, we will have to make arrangements for the plant collection. Have you got any greenhouse space, or will they be better in mine for another couple of weeks?

Cuttings from Wisteria?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:47

My layered cutting on the pergola is in flower. The original  plant on the garage wall is not. Mind you it did get murdered two years ago,when half of the apricot it was growing  up died. I think I will need to be a bit more diligent with the new shoots this year.

what type of plant is this please

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 22:58

Medicago. A legume known as burclover

Planning new 'grasses' path

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 22:58

I've got lots of Stipa tenuissima seedlings from some seeds that someone sent me. There will be some spare if you can wait/grow them on.

No to everyone who asks for donations ? Do you agree or disagree with this ?

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 22:39

Some years ago, the local hospice wanted to create a garden and pond area. They asked for help from the local community for labour etc. I donated a number of plants that I had excess of. Many people just volunteered an hour or two to plant them.

In hard times, many people will donate excess plants or free labour, but not money. Increasingly, businesses are run by accountants, and all the fat from the system has already been trimmed. Maybe an appeal to the parents for excess plants or a few hours help would be the way forward.

Failed Sweetcorn

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 18:17

I've only sown mine today. They are going in the conservatory as its frost and mouse free.I have sown Swift F1, which have done well for me for the last two years.

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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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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