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Buried treasure

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 21:46

There used to be a farmhouse at the top of what is now my garden. The pigstys were under the oak tree. The farm lane ran from the main road up to the farm. I had no idea of this until I started to dig out flower beds from the lawn. I stuck the spade in 3 inches and it went clunk.The farm lane is still there. I dig up half bricks, and lumps of rock all the time. In drought, you can see the outline of the old lane. Also I dig up what I presume to be some sort of drainage channel made of terracotta, or is it a roof capping tile?, and old milk bottles.

I've never seen this before

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 20:49

I think its this weird weather. wet and mild. I have teasels doing the same thing.  The sweet peas were germinating in the pods. I planted them and now they are 2 inch high.

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 23:07

My mum had two crown topped chimney pots. She had them on the front and used to fit a hanging basket in the top, and allow trailing plants to go down the sides.....until the morning she found the baskets and plants on the floor and the chimney pots gone.

Turf

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 22:57

43 F is 6.1 C so near enough on a cold windy day.

Turf

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:49

Grass wont grow below 5 C, as Nut says, it will just turn to mud. Spend the winter getting the area prepped, and any hard standing or paths put in place. Then turf in April and it will grow away well.

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:02

I'd like to have summer in England, followed by Summer in Western Australia.  Two summers per year and no winter.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 15:59

Hello Kef. I think this is what you need

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/5034/Gravy-Skimmer?gclid=CLmBlMTk_boCFfLHtAodRxoA5Q&src=gpute&s_kwcid=AL!49!3!381432104

Not sure that link works but if you google Lakeland gravy skimmer, it pops up.

Apple Trees

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:49

I think the best tasting apple is Coxs orange pippin. Trouble is they are a bit tricky in some areas. easier to grow is James Grieve or Charles Ross, which have cox as one of its parents. I have a new tree of Gala, which is a nice crunchy apple fresh from the tree.     There are lots of varieties in the supermarkets at the moment, try some and decide which you like best. With pears, I like them crunchy so love unripe Conference, whereas OH likes them juicy and dripping and prefers Williams.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:39

Is anyone watching the jungle. ?

The bit where Vincent Simone described how wonderful he was, and Becky gave him a look. My other half howled. I had exactly the same look. You can take the girl out of Mansfield, but you cant take the Mansfield out of the girl. We mansfieldites have a strong bull s**t detector.

ID a big bird

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:33

I know what you mean. We get them every spring at frog gangbang time. Because of large trees they don't have a direct flight path, so have a very ungainly circling landing.

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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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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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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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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