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Camera Corner

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:37

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:15

Very wet day in Derbyshire today. Roads running with water and white van man 5 foot off my bumper!!!! I havn't even ventured up the garden to check on the greenhouse. It will wait until morning.

Who needs springwatch?

Mummy fox and cubs on the lawn.  Yesterday I had a bullfinch taking seeds off the forgetmenots. The woodpecker  was hunting in the corner of the lawn.  Simple things can give so much pleasure.

Peony help needed

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:28

Maybe they havnt reached inglezinho in Brazil yet.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:26

Off to the Derbyshire peaks for work today. See you later folks.

Who pays for Things

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:14

I watched one yesterday. I think they spent more on the garden than my house is worth. 200 lavender and 3mature olive trees would be more than my car is worth.

Peony help needed

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:11

Some beautiful new tree poppy cultivars are coming out of Japan. I have the very old fashioned P.delavayi species. It has multiple  woody stems  all winter, unlike herbaceous paeonies which go below ground to a rootstock in winter.

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:05

I grow cosmos in 3inch pots and plant out at about 9 inch tall.

I have a few that cannot go in their space yet, so I have potted them on in 6 inch pots.

That way they will have a good woody stem when they go out and resist the slugs better.

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 22:35

Wasn't AlanTitchmarsh on ITV last year with a "love your garden" series?

The third series I believe.  Someone paid for some very expensive gardens.probably the advertisers.

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 22:16

Take a torch and kill a few slugs while you're at it

Can You Identify These 2 Perennial Plants?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:41

Comfrey , not borage

Borage is an annual that dies off usually in the winter.

Comfrey has a perennial taproot and is really difficult to eradicate,it is propagated by root cuttings, if you leave a piece behind it will regrow.

If you want to get rid, spray the foliage with glyphosate, making sure you dont get it on anything you want to keep.

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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