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what could this plant be please

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:34

Salvia pratense?

what could this plant be please

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:33



Posted: 04/07/2014 at 00:12

Demand is falling because people are short of money and choose cheaper alternatives. Growing your own can save money. Pesticides are expensive and many people prefer not to use them. With oil becoming more expensive, the mileage that food travels is also important. Should I eat organic beans grown in my own garden, or imported non organic snap peas flown in from Kenya? Surely home production is better? My bees would also prefer me not to use pesticide sprays. No bees equals no beans or peas.

lime water

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:49

Lime is ok on most veg. Brassicas thrive on it. Camellias and rhododendrons hate it.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:47

Orchid lady, that hollyhock looks more like a mallow. Same family, I know...

Talkback: Make your garden bee-friendly in summer

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:38

Tree bumble bees seem to really like bird boxes.


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:33

I think that traditionally,in countries with high infant mortality rates,and no welfare payments, the way around it was to have lots of children, so that parents had a chance of someone to look after them in their old age. With vaccines and antibiotics, infant mortality rates have reduced,giving an increased population with no more food, hence starvation and charities like Oxfam providing food. I agree that an expanding population is unsustainable, but gm products like corn and the high fructose corn syrup lead to increased obesity not less. Saying that the poor in this country cannot afford fruit and veg is not true. If they have money for cigarettes, mobile phones and sky tv, it's not a lack of money that is the problem.


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:12

Maybe the world needs effective contraception to keep populations down. Killing all the wildlife and specifically all the bees,will lead to reduced food production, not more.

Talkback: Grass snakes

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:51
Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:48

Chicky, how big is the brugmansia?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it?  
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

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

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 10/11/2015 at 00:19

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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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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