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Posted: 21/10/2013 at 17:14

Oh yes, land crabs everywhere. A friend of ours had a robber crab in her garden. He used to climb trees and break open coconuts. They called him hubcap. --because he was the size of a car hubcap.He used to hang around at  barbies for easy pickings.


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 15:41

On Christmas Island, we had baby red crabs in the bathroom,and thats up a flight of stairs.


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 15:38

Backing on to the towans, its a wonder he's not got crabs.

Non-flowering Gladioli

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:03

Maybe they didn't build up a big enough corm with the bad weather last year?

I'd leave them in the ground for as long as youcan,until either they die down naturally or the frost kills the tops off, then lift and store.

Must have natives?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 11:37

I like harebells and red campion,and the wild type foxgloves.

Winter and Summer Vegetable Selection

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 10:51

You should be able to get spring cabbage and kale plants now from the garden centre.

The problem is that most things start to crop in July, August and September. . Could the garden club go in one day a week through the summer to keep interest going.? If they go home with something to eat, interest might be greater.Mini apple trees will have blossom in spring, will look after them selves all summer and give fruit in autumn when the schools are back.


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 10:33

Fairygirl, i'd leave the concrete lump and work around it. Think of your back. You never know what Verduns buried under the patio, burglars, ex- women ........

I've got instructions to wait in for a delivery for OH.. Well I'm not going out in that downpour anyway.


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:40

Kef, I got a fat separator from Lakeland, then you can have the meat juices without the fat.

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:02

Sedums and sempervivums are hardy.

Agave, Aeonium, Echeveria are not hardy.  Most cacti are not hardy.

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 16:15

The main thing I would worry about is frost. Most succulents will die if they are frosted.

Also they like free draining soil. If the sandpit is the usual sort, you will have to make drainage holes in the bottom.

I have succulents in large pots that I take in to a frost free place for the winter.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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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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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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