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Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:22

I know what you mean nut. My ponds a disgrace, it needs a new liner. The frogs and toads and newtlets have only just emerged, the bigger ones are bedding down for the winter. What time of year do I empty it for minimal wildlife disturbance. ?

Figs

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:18

The little ones on now may as well be knocked off. New ones will grow in the axils for next year, only the early lot will ripen in this country. Even in my greenhouse, the little ones at this time will not overwinter.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 18:52

Firework photos are notoriously difficult.

When we used to take in films at the place i worked, around bonfire nights, we used to gets loads of really disappointing pictures. At least with digital cameras, you can see its no good, and not waste money printing them.

 I think the learning curve can be so much quicker with digital. it is cheap to experiment with bracketing, etc.

With underwater macro shots, the in thing is a ring flash, which bathes a small area with an even light, instead of the usual strobe to one side ( or two strobes)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 18:36

Stacey, my messaging system is playing up. It seems I can receive messages but not reply or send new ones.  Also I click on certain posters and it says they have no posts. This forum is  up the creek at the moment in more ways than one.

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 18:24

Staacey had a plum and apple mincemeat I made earlier on, then  plum and apple chutney, then lots of spples just blancjed and frozen. I use sweet apples for crumbles, without adding any extra sugar.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 16:26

I can receive but not send messages.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 15:45

nice cosmos. really unusual  markings

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 15:18

Yes please. I got the message but it wont let me reply, and the virgin email accountbounces back.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 15:09

Nut, I tried PM you the system is kaput, it won't let me. Also an email has bounced back.   Are you still there?

what is taking over a border area?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 15:03

Nut, the `PM sysytem is not working for me. I have sent you an email.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 20:27

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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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57
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