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Growing medium

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:21

I get mine from here. Depending on how much you want, they will deliver by the pallet load.


Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:19

 Lest we forget.......

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 13:26

Maybe you should check with the planners if that height was passed as OK. Maybe they got it passed at usual height and then went ahead and altered it?

Eucalyptus Deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) Germination Issues

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 00:16

Are they damping off with high humidity?if so a fungicidal spray may help.

Eucalyptus Deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) Germination Issues

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 23:39

Very beautiful tree, found in Hawaii, not Australia. Is Hawaii very humid?

Eucalyptus Deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) Germination Issues

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 23:30

In Australia, I have seen eucalyptus germinating in very sandy free draining soil, low nutrient levels, and low humidity. 


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 18:51

I can't help thinking how awful it is for the train driver. One of the boys in my sisters class had a motorbike. He took the bend out of the estate too wide and ran into the front of the once an hour bus. He was hospitalised for three months and then went home to recuperate. His bike wasn't really damaged until his father took a sledgehammer to it. The bus driver didn't work for six months (my father knew him), and wouldn't do that run afterwards. The boy didn't die, but the bus driver had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  It must be much harder for a train driver when someone dies in front of them.

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 07:17

Paula. Look for a pigeon fancier putting down antifreeze mixed with milk. My brother lost two cats this way. It's a horrible way to die.

GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 06:31

I ordered these. You put the code in at the checkout and the postage is taken off. They arrived last Saturday with a £5 voucher off any other purchase before the end of the year. My bulbs were fine and were planted over the weekend.

where to use potash and nitrogen

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 22:01

Fish blood and bone releases the nutrients at different rates. The dried blood is almost instant, the  fishmeal will release over a few weeks, and the bonemeal over a few months. I would not feed at all at this time of year. Apply FBB in the spring, either mixed with compost as a top dressing around existing plants ,or sprinkled and worked into the top few inches of soil, before new planting.  That should suffice for the season. Applying blood  or other fast release fertilisers now will result in soft leafy growth which will be easily damaged by cold weather/winds/frosts.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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