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Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 11:57

For youtube videos for the wild garden on the community channel, try here

Quite a lot of wildlife in there as well as flowers. I like episode 2 on cornish gardens

Wild Garden (Community Channel)

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 11:47

I've set it to record the" garden for eden" series too. I've been watching wild gardens episode 1 and 2 off the website video.  Nice video of the heligan gardens and Patrick Herons garden in Cornwall in episode 2 of "wild gardens"


Posted: 09/12/2013 at 22:55

Thanks, Verdun, I thought you would know.I gather the silver dollar also has to be in a sunnier position than the orientals.

Best dogwoods for stem colour

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 21:55

There was a nice display of dogwoods at the GC today. Just described as mixed dogwoods. A good red and yellow, but one was so dark green it was almost black. I would have picked the red and yellow one for winter colour.


Posted: 09/12/2013 at 21:16

OK , Verdun, while you are here. Today a bought a Helleborus niger, and a H. sternii silver dollar. Both have flower buds on. As the silver dollar has nice silver leaves, do I leave them on or cut them off?

Wooden Raised Beds

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 21:01

I love the pictures of your garden, obelixx, esp the nosy neighbours staring at you.

The best Christmas present

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 19:56

The boys on the street used to dig dens in the  field next to the old quarry. They covered it up with corrugated sheets and wouldn't let us girls in.  We used to sneak up on them in the long grass. Only thing was our dog (alsation x labrador) used to give us away if she barked at  anyone.

The best Christmas present

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 19:07

I always got presents that were thought suitable for a girl. Only trouble was it just meant that my sister got twice as many dolls. There was the year I wanted a bike, and got a dolls pram. I swapped it with the lad next door but one, for his bike. He was quite happy wheeling it up and down. I was ecstatic until his father ( ex Notts Forest football player) came and exchanged them back again. This continued until I finally got what I really really wanted. When I was 10 I got a greenhouse and a book by Percy Thrower.

gardening jobs

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 18:58

Hurray......   When do you start?


Posted: 09/12/2013 at 18:48

I went to a local garden centre. Not many plants outside apart from xmas trees, but I did pick up 2 hellebores, with flower buds on, at £3.99 each. Most of inside appears to be xmas oriented, eventually I gave up and asked someone where the onion seeds and labels were.A small rack of Robinsons seeds in front of the customer service desk, and labels in the opposite corner to where they were in September.However , I'm ready to start making the labels for next year now, and I have good onion seed.

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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