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Seeds are up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:51

I had one germinate in about 12 weeks from RHS seed. I left it in the tray, I'm hoping a few more will join it in the Spring. The seedlings from you are doing well, in their own pot.   I keep perennial seeds that don't germinate for two years before I chuck them. I tip them in a specific corner, Odd things come up there all the time.

Advice on small plant for our bathroom please?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:38

Moth orchids seem to like it steamy from the shower. I had a cheap £4 one from Lidl for ages in a corner of the bathroom.


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:34

I got a parcel of plants today. Brunnera and verbascum and helenium.   Big plugs about 2 inch across so I will pot into 3 inch pots and keep in cold polytunnel until they start growing in spring. If I can find space. I might need an overflow greenhouse for the overflow greenhouse.

Buried treasure

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 11:39

My thoughts of Elizabethan coin went straight to Hardwick.old Bess would have been the only source of much silver at the time. Quarries have dumps with all the waste in, being recycled now, odd small bits as gravel?

General Garden Chit-Chat

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 11:29

Drizzle here, fetching the leaves off the bottom oak tree. The top tree lost all its leaves in the sleet 10 days ago. Lots of raking up leaves to do.

Phaelinopsis oddity.

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 11:24

What sort of computer are you posting from? I take photos and download into iPhoto,on a Mac or MacBook ,sort into flagged and pick from those.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 11:21

So long as it's not a pole for dancing around.


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 21:36

Fine moss from the lawn scarifying gets chopped up  and goes on the compost heap. Mixed up well with grass cuttings and other stuff it rots down. The lumpy cushiony type of moss that grows in cracks in the paving goes in the green waste  bin, as I think its too solid and possibly too acidic? to rot well.

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:06

I have been using brother label tapes. The only problem I have is that most of the labels I have bought recently seem to be made of light degradeable plastic, and seem to crumble or snap easily after a season.

Talkback: How to make a composting trench

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:03

No. It works for bean trenches, as you throw the stuff in through the winter and plant beans in may./june. If you are planting roses, or fruit trees  you need to do it in the next three months, and I would sprinkle bonemeal in the soil used to back fill the hole.

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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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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