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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:18

The trouble with the internet is that you don't know whether you are talking to a man, woman or child. When I first came on here, most people thought I was a man.

Brown shoots on crocus corms - will they flower?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:10

They will be fine.  Get them in as soon as possible. If they are in the house in the warm, put them somewhere cool (garage or shed)until they can be planted.

August 2014 in Bloom...planning started...with questions!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:06

I agree with chicky on timing.  You would need a big chiller to hold them back...

Planting in pots is not a problem. Last year I ordered 75 purple sensation alliums. I then couldn't get them in the ground due to excessive rain. I planted them all up into 7cm pots. Theys overwintered in a poytunnel, I planted them out in March. They flowered in May/June.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:10

Very good archiepem.

high winds and greenhouses

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:07

I shut everything up as tight as possible, but my garden tends to be protected. I'm more worried about a tree falling on it.

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:22

I know what you mean nut. My ponds a disgrace, it needs a new liner. The frogs and toads and newtlets have only just emerged, the bigger ones are bedding down for the winter. What time of year do I empty it for minimal wildlife disturbance. ?

Figs

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:18

The little ones on now may as well be knocked off. New ones will grow in the axils for next year, only the early lot will ripen in this country. Even in my greenhouse, the little ones at this time will not overwinter.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 18:52

Firework photos are notoriously difficult.

When we used to take in films at the place i worked, around bonfire nights, we used to gets loads of really disappointing pictures. At least with digital cameras, you can see its no good, and not waste money printing them.

 I think the learning curve can be so much quicker with digital. it is cheap to experiment with bracketing, etc.

With underwater macro shots, the in thing is a ring flash, which bathes a small area with an even light, instead of the usual strobe to one side ( or two strobes)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 18:36

Stacey, my messaging system is playing up. It seems I can receive messages but not reply or send new ones.  Also I click on certain posters and it says they have no posts. This forum is  up the creek at the moment in more ways than one.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44

bluebells at Felley priory.

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