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Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:01

I am sorry for your loss, Bill.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:58

Thats a lovely white double, Kef.


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 16:13

I have sowed the sweet peas, and the onions, and potted on a few things that were overwintering in the greenhouse. They are currently getting watered in because its tiddling it down.

I found a bee, and a hoverfly, there is a daisy flowering on the lawn, and the first dandelion out. It certainly feels like Spring here.

Earthquake of 4 not bad. I was standing on a pier in San Fransisco in 1984 when they had an earthquake. Very weird,because you could see it move, as all the piers shook in turn. As they were expecting aftershocks, and they are on the main San andreas fault, We left the morning afterwards, avoiding the bay bridge. (it collapsed in a later earthquake. sometimes you have to trust gut feelings)

Using water from flat roof

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:15

Is the roof bitumen coated?


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 09:52

Happy birthday, kef and Pam.

A bit of seed sowing today, I think.

Breeding Frogs

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 09:35

I haven't checked the pond yet as it's raining, but the heron has been down and had breakfast. As there are no fish in there, I assume the frogs are back for their annual fiesta.

Can I plant bougainvillea in my front south facing garden?

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 21:36

great in a sunny frost free conservatory, but  will not survive a winter outside in this country.

Horse manure

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 22:07

Empty veg beds, i have put a thick layer on and left it to the worms. It will be mixed in before I plant.

On flower beds or shrubs, I just lay it on top, making sure it is not up against the bark or in the growing crown of a perennial plant. Any new areas, it will be mixed in just before planting.


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 21:21

I like the tree lilies pinkquartet. I have just given mine a top dressing of FYM.  Last year they were 6ft tall with stems like broom handles. So much better than having to truss them up with canes and string.

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 21:12

I am certainly no expert on Hellebores. Lavished  with  wilful neglect, and the odd top dressing of compost, they just get  on with it.

I expect seedlings to take two or three years to get flowering. A 1 yr seedling I potted, and then positionedin a semi shaded place, produced a few flowers the 2nd year, and made a nice clump this year. Then I dug it up for kef.

I will be taking any seeds produced off the doubles, sowing in plug trays and then hoping for some lovely offspring.

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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

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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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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.

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