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Seed swap

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 14:48

If I've forgotten anyone can they let me know, Thanks.

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 11:51

Stainless steel teaspoons.  I give them a go through the dishwasher and they're as good as new. (I have a bosch one. It doesn't grumble as much as the old one used to)

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 10:58

I keep finding teaspoons in the compost heap.... they go in with the teabags via the kitchen compost crock.

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 10:55

.....and possibly sieving it is more likely to make an aerosol containing pathogens?

 Motherbear, ask your nursery if he will sell you some pro compost.I have been using Levington M3.  It was a revelation after all the other stuff I have been using for the past two years, including the levington multipurpose in red bags sold by garden centres.I know someone who buys it by the palletload, and sells me some.

 Allotment associations can buy this by the palletlload too.

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 10:47

95%of peat extracted in Ireland is burnt in power stations. I doubt that any British government is going to stop that.  Even if an "Environmental tax"  of £1 a bag is put on imported peat products, I would rather pay that than spend hours sieving rubbish, as I did with some Lidl compost this year.

What fruit is this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 21:56

That looks like it daintiness.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 21:53

What fruit is this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 19:09

Most of the gourd family are bitter though. The cucamelon is about the same size as that.

What fruit is this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 19:07

There is a member of the squash family called an apple gourd, that in australia grows wild on odd patches of ground like central reservations.

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 19:02

I think you have to eat it to get mad cow disease.

Anthrax forms spores which can be inhaled.  There was an outbreak last year amongst heroin users. Something nasty was being used to  cut the neat heroin. They were then injecting it or smoking it. Five people died even though it can be treated with antibiotics if caught early enough.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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