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Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 14:13

 From our own version of Springwatch. All taken in the back garden.

Uploading Photos...Help...!!!

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 13:49

Yes the yellow flowering thing is a wallflower.

Save seeds still in pods for July next year. Its too late to sow this year to have flowers next year.

I think your little seedlings are weeds. I can see at least two of the euphorbia (weed) family. Seedling wallflowers have long leaves by the time they get to three or four leaves.

 Hope that helps.


Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 13:25


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Posted: 31/10/2013 at 12:03


Camera Corner

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 10:18

Is that Albert?

So what did I do wrong this time...???

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 10:14

Camera Corner

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 10:12

Yes, the top ones a praying mantis that we came across. It was very well disguised in the shrubbery. If it hadn't moved I wouldn't have seen it. The second one is a moray eel. the third a dragon eel, which looks scarier than it is , since the head  is only about an inch across. It hides in coral heads.

Camera Corner

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 10:05

It being Halloween, I thought I'd find a few scary? faces.



Posted: 31/10/2013 at 09:53

Good morning, Forkers. Its a bit damp and drizzly here.

After the trial by spoilt brats of Meadowhell yesterday, (I forgot its halfterm), I'm now waiting in for more deliveries.

I'm looking at the pink brugmansia(datura?) in its pot and thinking it ought to go in the greenhouse, but OH has the sacktruck with him, and its too big to attemp to move without it. A nice warming beef casserole to cook,I think.

As I havn't got any pumpkins to carve. I'll put a few scary faces on the photo thread.

So what did I do wrong this time...???

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 09:41

At this time of year, you take hardwood cuttings of buddleja. Softwood cuttings are likely to go rotten, before they form roots. Softwood or semi ripe cuttings of buddleja are best taken May or June.  You might get away with it at this time of year, if you use rooting gel and a heated propagator with a lid.

Try again with hardwood cuttings.

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Brugmansia cuttings.

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Bug identification please.

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