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Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:24

I think pandas still under the snowdrops.

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:47

I feed the soil once (with blood fish and bone) when I plant them. Then I leave them alone.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:07

They just keep springing up all over the place.

Greenhouse help

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:38

A brick or slabbed base would be best. A wooden base would rot.

 I would recommend you get the biggest greenhouse you have space for. I have had a Robinsons for 25 years and been very satisfied. Glass and aluminium need less maintenance than wood.

seating area designb

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:26

It would look nice with an arch , making a bower with the seat within. Then grow scented plants over it such as Jasmine. trachelospermum, or honeysuckle. Or even a climbing rose such as climbing iceberg or golden showers.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:14

 We seek panda here, and there.

What is going on with my lemon tree?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:11

I would give it a hard prune to get rid of the straggly bits. Then repot into citrus compost in a larger pot. water with rainwater wherever possible. Put it outside in a sunny position from late may until late September. When you bring it in, keep it away from radiators and give it as much light as possible. A frost free conservatory would be the best place to overwinter.

Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:08

Question 1. Are there grey squirells in the vicinity. If so, dont bother. I have quite a few hazels in the hedge. They set nuts every year. Every year the squirrels eat them before they are ripe enough  for us to eat.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 15:55

Ha, love it Dove.

I have been known to extract up to £15 from a man suffering from Manflu,whilst on a one hour Sunday Rota, (like we used to do before the supermarkets decided to have 24 hours opening and shove a pharmacy in the corner by the booze aisle.)

Mansize tissues, obviously, preferably those with extra soft or added balm.

A hot drink type thing(works better in a special mug). probably some lozenges or a throat spray. Some Vitamin C to aid recovery. Olbas oil or Vick Rub.  A bottle of Lucozade. Sorry, cant help with the bell or the nurse holding a towel to wipe the fevered brow.

 Womanflu---- Two paracetamol four times a day, keep warm and drink plenty of liquid. If bunged up,  a sudafed tablet  three times a day.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 15:17

Condolences for your loss , Matty.


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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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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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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