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Posted: 24/11/2013 at 15:59

Hello Kef. I think this is what you need!49!3!381432104

Not sure that link works but if you google Lakeland gravy skimmer, it pops up.

Apple Trees

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:49

I think the best tasting apple is Coxs orange pippin. Trouble is they are a bit tricky in some areas. easier to grow is James Grieve or Charles Ross, which have cox as one of its parents. I have a new tree of Gala, which is a nice crunchy apple fresh from the tree.     There are lots of varieties in the supermarkets at the moment, try some and decide which you like best. With pears, I like them crunchy so love unripe Conference, whereas OH likes them juicy and dripping and prefers Williams.


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:39

Is anyone watching the jungle. ?

The bit where Vincent Simone described how wonderful he was, and Becky gave him a look. My other half howled. I had exactly the same look. You can take the girl out of Mansfield, but you cant take the Mansfield out of the girl. We mansfieldites have a strong bull s**t detector.

ID a big bird

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:33

I know what you mean. We get them every spring at frog gangbang time. Because of large trees they don't have a direct flight path, so have a very ungainly circling landing.


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:22

I had a really nice one for a number of years, but year before last the leaves turned red, them the whole thing died. I dont know whether it was the really cold weather or because its under the Magnolia soulangeana.

ID a big bird

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:15

I dont know what you've got, Nut.

 The first time I saw frigate birds circling,(not in this country) I thought they looked like pterodactyls.


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 21:18

I googled it. Its gaelic apparently. Dont know what you're on about Tony. 

back to gardening......or even the jungle.


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 22:07

OH home safe and sound. Traffic horrendous. badminton cancelled. He is currently snoring on sofa.

Early night for me, more work tomorrow.  Have a good evening folks.


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 20:22

Archie, Is my OH with you? He was supposed to leave Manchester 5pm and hes not home yet. Supposed to be playing badminton at 8 .30.

Decomposition of Racehorse Poo

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 20:00

Sorry, hard day at work and two glasses of wine.(since I got home)

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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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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