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tree identification

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:03

the sensitive plant or mimosa pudica is not related.

tree identification

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:02

Looks like Acacia dealbata or silver wattle or florists mimosa.

Leaning tree

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 18:08

Any photos?

I saw an established cherry tree today, at a 45 degree angle. It just appears that the swampy ground it was planted in was too soft and it had keeled over. The roots are in the ground still, but I think the tree surgeon will chain saw it down.

leaf blowers

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 18:03

Also leaves on the lawn get mown up and shredded at the same time using a rotary mower, and then added to the compost heap. Much quicker than  leaf blower/rake option.

leaf blowers

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 18:01

I have one (probably the same  one as busy lizzie.)

Blowing works well on dry leaves. Sucking into the collector bag is OK for small quantities. 

I usually have large quantities of wet leaves and resort to a spring tine rake and a lightweight snow shovel.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:54

That looks a lot calmer sea than last week, Thank goodness.


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:50

Very sorry to hear your news ,Bill. A parent should never have to bury their child.

I have been with family today. A pub lunch to celebrate Mums 81st birthday yesterday.  Apparently the landlord is one of the chosen ones on "the voice". We didn't get a serenade though. Eight of us. Mum, two of her sisters, two neices and three daughters.  After a complaint about the chips we got two large bowls of fresher ones, and then went back to mums for coffee, cake and choccies.

I think something light for tea.  Have a good evening folks.  Work tomorrow for me in the wilds of Derbyshire.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 08:52

Maybe Vance Miller could  be persuaded to donate  a kitchen or three.


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 00:22

Ooh punkdoc, I thought you was panda  and I was Dove.....or was Dove  kef, or Nutcutlet.... You know I can't remember whos who anymore, shall we just go back to who we were last week.  You be the doc, and I'll be the mermaid.


Time for bed,  sez  Zebedee

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 00:17

Not to mention the new book on Hellebores.........

I should get some interesting offspring I hope.

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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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