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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:29

Cold but no frost here. This week I will be working in the peak district. It's generally two or three degrees colder up there.  Thermal underwear at the ready. Have a good day folks.

I see we got a new wum early this morning. I hope no one takes the bait.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:16

 The middle bit is about the same as the puffballs we get already.  I puffed some spores out at Mums and then put it under my magnolia and puffed some more out.

Earth stars are supposed to be common , and grow on  dead hardwood, but this is the first i have seen.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:20

A big fungus that opens up like a star, with a round bit like a puff ball in the middle. I got a photo, I'll put it on later. It's about 5inch across.

Overwintering daffodil bulbs

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 23:47

Great minds think alike, Bill.

Are you still snowed in?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 23:46

Well, I looked at the onion seeds which need going in the greenhouse. I checked the greenhouse thermometer. It was 5 C, but it had been down to 0.7C. I turned the heater up a bit. Then I went back to the house and watched Lord of the rings on DVD


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 23:38

Carol who?

what link?


Overwintering daffodil bulbs

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:01

Dig a trench and chuck them in, a few inches apart, and cover with 4 inch of soil. Cut the flowers that come up for the house, When they die down, lift them and then remember to replant in September /October where you want them. You can treat daffs pretty rough and get away with it.

Mystery bulbs need identifying!

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:52

Looks like it could do with a split up to rejuvenate it.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:41

Yesterday, Oh lifted 7 concrete slabs off of a flower bed at Mums. Dad slabbed them over to make it easier to wash the windows (dont ask)

Anyhow, slabs removed, I forked it over, and then planted some pots of bulbs that have started growing, that I  potted up in October, some Touchwood aquilegia seedlings, 3 Hellebore washfield doubles that I grew on from seedlings from T&M last year.  These three have flower buds on. Then any old bulbs I had lying around from last years patio pots got pushed in. I had a few snowdrop bulbs left over, so found a gap between some shrubs, and while I was doing that I found an Earth Star. It was about 6 inch across. I have only ever seen photos before, so I was quite chuffed. Then it snowed.

Last night we had a hard frost , so no gardening today.

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:31

I'm  thinking of getting a bushnell trophy cam ,aka a trail cam,  triggered by motion, so that we can see what we get on the garden at night.

It would be on a secure back garden,so I'm not too worried about it getting nicked.

Has anyone got one? do you recommend it?  any problems?

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