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Gardening Book ideas for Christmas

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 17:32

Beth Chattos books on The Damp garden, and The Dry  Garden are good.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 17:09

Have you noticed that the number of seed packets from the RHS seed exchange has been reduced? It used to be 20, now its 12.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 15:00

I think this wet, warm October is  affecting lots of things. I have teasels, with the seeds in the head germinating on the plant. Sweet pea pods still on the sticks with the seed germinating.  I havn't got any daffs in flower yet though.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:55

Friday night, a glass of wine, a lottery ticket and dreams.......


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 13:40

I'm in the same predicament, Mrs Garden.  It seems that young foreign workers, being cheap,triumphs over qualified here with 30 years experience (and more expensive).

 I could work 5 days to get what I used to earn in 4, but I choose to work where my experience is appreciated, and I live on less. With no dependants and the mortgage paid off, I can do this, but the pension pot isn't getting topped up. I can always throw myself on the state I suppose, seeing as they won't let me officially retire until I drop.

 On the positive side, I took down the sweet peas this mornng, only to find that some pods have split and the seed germinated inside it.  I don't normally plant sweet peas in the autumn, but as these would otherwise go to waste, I will risk them.  The  rest will go in at the usual time in February.Will I get flowers earlier than usual? Well next summer we will have the answer.

 I'm watching a recording of Hugh ferny watsits new programme on using fruit. Another book to go on the Xmas list I expect. Have a good afternoon folks. Dont forget to batten down the hatches, and put bricks on plastic greenhouse to hold them down.

Talkback: Fruit and vegetables - storing apples

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 12:03

If its cardboard I wouldn't, I would just put a layer of paper on top

If its plastic I would wrap The important thing is to keep them separate so if one goes rotten, it does not spread to the rest.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 23:14

I wondered how long before you crawled out of the woodwork. Go away Marty mower.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 22:02

Hi, corny and welcome.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 21:01

Almost as bright as your snail, David k.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 21:00

Sea slugs. aka Nudibranches, due to gills being naked and waving around in the water instead of  being internal. They do a similar job to land slugs, clearing up detritus, and grazing on soft algae. They are hermaphrodite, so he/she.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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