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Amaryllis

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

Growing Mushrooms

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 14:32

We also had a load of mushroom compost. it was delivered in the plastic bags they grow them in. some of them continued cropping for some time, but then they got little wigglers burrowing through the stem. I drew the line at the added protein so that was that. Last year we had a lot of what I think were horse mushrooms growing on the FYM we had, but being a wimp and unsure of the identification, they got chucked on the compost heap. i've been looking at the dowels you insert into a freshly cut log. I am going to remove a non fruiting plum, so I thought the logs could be used in this way.  I suspect it is still going to be cheaper to buy mushrooms from the shop.

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 11:07

Oh yes, even if all the  ingredients come from  France. However if you make the pasties in Norfolk,and all the ingredients are from Cornwall, you can't call them Cornish pasties.

Are these virtual non fattening pasties?

Talkback: Succulent success

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 10:03

As dove says, dry and frost free,with a bit of Sun to keep the colour strong.

Buried treasure

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 09:54

Pea gravel I would associate with river tumbled stuff, extracted from massive gravel pits along the Trent flood plain,like at Attenborough. Bulwell,Mansfield woodhouse, quarry lane at Mansfield, and Hardwick have a yellowish sandstone rock. Forest town to the east of Mansfield, was mainly farming area, now housing,further east is clipstone,ollerton,which was coal mining. 

So the mystery continues.

Buried treasure

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 09:15

What colour is the gravel or stone?

 

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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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