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Posted: 30/11/2013 at 18:29

I did some leaf jumping today, before raking, mowing and filing the Rotol composter, a cubic metre builders bag, and a couple of large bags they deliver bird food in. Thats one tree worth sorted, and the lawns are clear for today.  OH thought he would tidy up the edges by the lawn and mowed some snowdrops just poking through.

.... and followed by caramel doughnut and coffee, and Harry Potter.

I think there is some apple wine for the cabin, so long as no one is driving. Its a bit strong. definitely falling down juice.



Posted: 29/11/2013 at 22:27

do you grow your own, verdun, or pay £20  for 50ml pot.?


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 22:11

Yuk. I cant stand it if I get slime on my fingers. They couldn't pay me enough to put it on my face.


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 21:53

I've just seen an advert for Holland and Barrett. Snail gel. to put on your face. OMG


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 21:01

I've got 2 tier benching both sides of the greenhouse.(12 ft by 8) Its aluminium and comes out to become the nursery area in summer when the Toms go in. The mini poytunnel has two shelves either side (6 ft by 3 ft). The mini mini growhouse takes about 6 of those blue plastic mushroom trays (so handy for a dozen 3 in pots).

 I could get a 42 foot by 14 ft polytunnel on one of the  new veg beds.(next door)

I commandeered next doors conservatory to get trays of beans, and sweet corn started. Only for 4 weeks though. It is currently acting as OH's garage/workshop until next doors garage gets rebuilt (rotting beams and an asbestos roof, and leaks like crazy) What can I say, I like growing things.

Seeds are up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:51

I had one germinate in about 12 weeks from RHS seed. I left it in the tray, I'm hoping a few more will join it in the Spring. The seedlings from you are doing well, in their own pot.   I keep perennial seeds that don't germinate for two years before I chuck them. I tip them in a specific corner, Odd things come up there all the time.

Advice on small plant for our bathroom please?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:38

Moth orchids seem to like it steamy from the shower. I had a cheap £4 one from Lidl for ages in a corner of the bathroom.


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:34

I got a parcel of plants today. Brunnera and verbascum and helenium.   Big plugs about 2 inch across so I will pot into 3 inch pots and keep in cold polytunnel until they start growing in spring. If I can find space. I might need an overflow greenhouse for the overflow greenhouse.

Buried treasure

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 11:39

My thoughts of Elizabethan coin went straight to Hardwick.old Bess would have been the only source of much silver at the time. Quarries have dumps with all the waste in, being recycled now, odd small bits as gravel?

General Garden Chit-Chat

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 11:29

Drizzle here, fetching the leaves off the bottom oak tree. The top tree lost all its leaves in the sleet 10 days ago. Lots of raking up leaves to do.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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