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new for old sprouted potatoes

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 13:05

They will , but as they have not been specially grown as seed potatoes, they could be virus infectd which would reduce the yield.

Guelder Rose

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 00:05

Findern garden centre in Derby is very good. (just off the A38 near to the toyota plant)

What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 00:02

I read most of this thread . thinking if its grubs, I would have thought they would be all over the lawn. I agree with leadfarmer, a dog or other animal padding around the wet perimeter turning it to mud.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:46

 Wisteria  growing up the apricot tree, before the apricot died and we had to remove it and drastically prune the wisteria.

 I know its a weed, but the caterpillars are so pretty.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:41

 Taken through the living room window.(hence the funny reflections)

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:39


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:35

 I dont know whether this is a melanic two spot ladybird or a variant of the harlequin ladybird.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:25

Stacey, look after yourself.

Its time for bed Night night everyone.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:34

She grows bedding plants and tomato plants for sale in the spring. The tomatoes and cucumbers go in  buckets of new compost for later in the year. This is only part of the order, the firm rang up to see if she would take delivery on Monday as the van was lying idle.  The rest of the order is to come on a Friday, so my nephews can shift it over the weekend. My dad has been trying to get her to give up growing things, mainly because he doesn't want to do the compost humping, pot washing and filling that are his delegated jobs. (He is 84) The compost has been moved from the front of the garage, around the back, and into the top polytunnel. There are three polytunnels and a greenhouse.

Irrigation systems

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:10

I use leaky hose around the beans, burying most of it just below the surface and leaving the end connector sticking out to plug a hosepipe into. I have also used it around the potatoes, grown in lines. I have never used it around root veg apart from potatoes. I also have one permanently placed around the rows of raspberries.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

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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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

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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Identification needed

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