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Posted: 26/10/2013 at 23:40

 I think it is so sad that people feel the need to spoil the forum, some are clearly deranged.  Others just don't like this forum being successful.

 For those that left, but like to stir it here under an alias, and then go back and have a snigger with the rest of their little coven, I know just where I would like to shove a fork handle.

What to do with a Datura

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 23:10

Mine is pink,  and they are a martyr to red spider mite. The big one is still outside, with a flower on it. Nothing like the ones at ruston though.


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:18

The trouble with the internet is that you don't know whether you are talking to a man, woman or child. When I first came on here, most people thought I was a man.

Brown shoots on crocus corms - will they flower?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:10

They will be fine.  Get them in as soon as possible. If they are in the house in the warm, put them somewhere cool (garage or shed)until they can be planted.

August 2014 in Bloom...planning started...with questions!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:06

I agree with chicky on timing.  You would need a big chiller to hold them back...

Planting in pots is not a problem. Last year I ordered 75 purple sensation alliums. I then couldn't get them in the ground due to excessive rain. I planted them all up into 7cm pots. Theys overwintered in a poytunnel, I planted them out in March. They flowered in May/June.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:10

Very good archiepem.

high winds and greenhouses

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:07

I shut everything up as tight as possible, but my garden tends to be protected. I'm more worried about a tree falling on it.

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. ?


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.

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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