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Gardening courses

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:27

Lee, where do you live? When you leave the military, where will you be based?

If we know this, we may be able to recommend something in your area.

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:14

 In the formal gardens, there are roses in flower, and paeonys, and dafodils still. There are magnolias and snakes head fritillaries in flower.


Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:07

 One of the old oak trees in the woodland. Other trees are beech, understorey of hazel and hawthorn

Help making feed for plants

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:54

Comfrey is looking good at the moment. If you have any near to you in wild areas, gather as much as you can , stuff it in on old dustbin, and put a weight on it. dilute resultant brown stuff to colour of weak tea before using.


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:26

Hi, all, I spent a pleasant afternoon at Felley Priory .  A steep walk up the hill to the bluebell wood, but wow, was it worth it. I have never seen such a thick carpet of bluebells. I will post pictures later. I have a builders bag of gravel coming tomorrow, so I can fill the raised herb bed up. Now all I have to do is get the neighbours to park on their drives, instead of across my rear access.....

Still if they get it scraped by a huge pallet lorry, maybe they'll answer the door next time I ask them to shift it.


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:45

I think they filmed most of it in Yorkshire. The sea bits might be cornwall.

Plant Id please

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:07

Is there a flower bud in the middle, it looks like an allium.

What are these balls on my oak leaves?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:05

They look like galls, possibly oak spangle gall.

They are caused by a wasp, they will not harm the tree.


Hot, dry garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:42

Cacti or succulents should cope with the heat. Most other plants , apart from the palm trees that you have already, will need some shade protection from the heat.

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 08:32

David, I am sure we have many members who would allow you to do a free demonstration in return for an unbiased testimonial. Then you would have some good backup for your marketing campaign.

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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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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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