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Mystery Plant

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:41

Give it a feed, a water, and a mulch of compost or bark, but not touching the crown, or growing point.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:29

Could be good. Could be wonderful.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:20

Hellebore

Apricots

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:04

It will probably survive and may flower. However in  Nottingham, I have had one good crop in 20 years. Most years a few set and the squirrels steal them while green, just to eat the kernels. I've cut it down. Apples are a safer bet that far north.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 16:35

I know what you mean, lyn.

After the mother in law was put on end of life care, and given three months to live, she was taken off all her medication, and rallied. Five years later , when she finally died at 90, we plan the first holiday in four years, and my dad is taken ill.

Do we go or do we stay?

Tree Dahlia

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:42

Hostafan, do yours flower? I read that tree dahlias are harder to get to flowering in our climate. As I cant get acidanthera to flower, I think I will stick to bishops children.

Help needed

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 04:23

I like the levington pro range best, but it is  not easy to get hold of. It is peat based.  Most multipurpose compost is just recycled green waste with added fertiliser, bits of broken pot, plastic and the occasional nail. I object to having to sieve   the rubbish out before using it.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 04:20

I posted seeds out on Monday.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 04:18

Verdun, my dad is the same. Wont eat, drinks little, wont use the walker and so falls.  Ambulance has been out three times in the last week, they just get him up and back into bed. Then he tells the doctor that everything is ok. So nothing gets done. My mum is ready to pull her hair out, she gets no sleep because dad wont stay in bed at night, wont use night drainage bags, at the end of the day, he has had a good innings. If he wont help himself, and goes against all advice, there  is nothing we can do. I am about to go on holiday, the other side of the world,   I  doubt he will last until I get back.

Ground Cover Question

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:48

You really need something more angular. Slate will slide over each other and end up at the bottom of the slope.

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: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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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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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44
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