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Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 19:48

They were postponed to next week.

Begonia Seedlings

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 18:55

For begonia semperflorens (bedding begonias), put two or three seedlings together into a 3 inch pot. a small clump will develop, you dont have to separate each one.

 Use a fine compost designated for seedlings eg Levington S1, and you can add a small amount of perlite to keep it free draining.

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 17:34

I've never used a winter wash. I don't spray my fruit trees. I use plum moth and codling moth traps, and the blue tits take care of the rest.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 17:56

Best wishes , David.

Hope you are back soon.

Climber rose advice wanted

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 15:12

Bare rooted roses plant between November and March in mild weather.

Pot grown  roses can be planted at any time of year, so long as you remember to water well in dry weather.

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 15:07

I wouldn't put Jeyes fluid on a living plant.

Both Vitax, and Sowing success, make a  Winter Tree Wash.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 10:19

I havn't watched the herb bit yet, mainly because OH yelled "Turn him off".

There have been quite a few errors. Carol Klein said Dove cottage was in Yorkshire, when its near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Geoff Hamilton showed Dove cottage in his cottage garden series. It's interesting to see how it has evolved.

 Jo Swift leaving stray plants on peoples doorsteps was a bit of a gimmick, I wonder how many were dead after a week.

The tree garden I thought looked more like a shrub garden. It bought to mind the old saying that in Cornwall, Trees grow like shrubs (because of the prevailing wind) and shrubs grow like trees (because of the mild climate) I assume they keep everything small by constant pruning and snipping.

I tend to prefer an effervescent blowsiness, where the plants can have their head. -Like an eruption of fireworks.When Its too big, it comes out and something else goes in the gap.


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:00

MIL now at home with oxygen concentrators in place, other than that, little change.

The palliative care team cannot be faulted. The NHS gets a lot of stick, but when it works well, its wonderful.

I'm ready for bed now, have a good evening folks.

Big Bold Purple Plants (for August 2014)

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 21:17

Clarington, where is she getting married?

Big Bold Purple Plants (for August 2014)

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 21:11

I've got some scotch thistle seedlings that should be in full flower next August. Silver spiky leaves, purple flowers. Should flower in a 14 inch pot.

You might not be able to throw it in the back of the car though.Might need a transit.

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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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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