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Posted: 24/02/2014 at 11:54

Blue sky out there.

 I eventually got through on the phone and made various appointments.

I picked a few hellebores. My old pink one has seeded a spotty one. Also one of each of the new ones.

 and my amaryllis  adele is flowering



Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:18

The pod I picked up from beneath a tree in Kew gardens, germinated into two seedlings. Now a foot high. It will be interesting to see if paulownia fargesii will grow this far north. One to coppice for big leaves and one to grow tall for flowers.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:14

I think you're right , busy lizzie. Auricula have smoother leaves.

Good morning everyone.  I had a lazy day yesterday, but today I need to sow some seeds. The question is where do I put them?

. Polite answers only please.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:05

My name is fidget and I am a seedaholic.

I was hoping group therapy and cake would help. Sadly it just made me buy more plants for instant gratification. The only thing keeping me in check is the bank refusing to lend me money to buy more land.....and a huge greenhouse.


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:33

At the end of the season , garden centres often reduce seeds, Last year I bought loads at 50p a packet. The ones in sealed foil packets are usually good for a second year.I always buy new seed for onions and parsnips, as they don't keep.

Also look out for  the seed swap later on in the year on this forum.

RHS London Shows.

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:04

I went to the orchid festival at Kew last year.  There were some lovely Orchids.

Help save my ivy!

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:39

I'd cut it down and let it regrow.With a hefty rootstock it shouldn't take long.

Welcome to tools and techniques

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 20:09

Acrylic spray paint or car repair paint can be used. Sand the surface first to give a rough surface for it to stick to.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:33

Was that hellebore really that purple, star gaze Lily?



Posted: 23/02/2014 at 10:45

But a troll being ignored on his own thread is no harm to anyone. It would mean that flamers posting internet cut and paste say, on the camera thread, could be cleared before they wind anyone up.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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