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Camera Corner

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 11:21

So long as it's not a pole for dancing around.


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 21:36

Fine moss from the lawn scarifying gets chopped up  and goes on the compost heap. Mixed up well with grass cuttings and other stuff it rots down. The lumpy cushiony type of moss that grows in cracks in the paving goes in the green waste  bin, as I think its too solid and possibly too acidic? to rot well.

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:06

I have been using brother label tapes. The only problem I have is that most of the labels I have bought recently seem to be made of light degradeable plastic, and seem to crumble or snap easily after a season.

Talkback: How to make a composting trench

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:03

No. It works for bean trenches, as you throw the stuff in through the winter and plant beans in may./june. If you are planting roses, or fruit trees  you need to do it in the next three months, and I would sprinkle bonemeal in the soil used to back fill the hole.


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 17:53

It might take a couple of years of potting on and feeding before your bulbs get to flowering size, Bilje. My friend in australia had one growing outside, and it looked congested, so I dug it up. 34 bulbs later, we filled an area a metre square and gave them a good feed. it took two years for them to flower. I believe from seed to flowering size bulb takes 3 to 4 years.

 I think if you are careful with the roots, you can split it and pot each one on individually at any time.


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 16:01

I would repot it after the flower has finished. Amaryllis bulbs only need a pot slightly bigger than the bulb. Feeding it while it is in leaf will keep the bulb big so you will get more flower buds forming.

rose bush care over winter

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 13:27

If they are large then cut back by a third to prevent wind rock, but you prune them low and feed in Spring.  They are hardy , so need no protection against frost.  The plant protects itself by dropping leaves.


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 22:23

Plum and Worcester mincemeat, mixed with extra James grieve apples in filo pastry parcels. With custard. OH a happy man.

Red and White Clover Seeds

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 19:59

Chiltern seeds stock red and white clover seeds. Search under clover   or  trifolium

Buried treasure

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 15:41

Sorry, it just dragged up memories of geography circa 1970, when we were marched to the outcrop at the top of ravensdale hill, and the different layers in the sandstone were explained.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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