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Posted: 25/09/2013 at 08:36

Stacey, that deserves a Tate prize. Much more than those that do win. How anyone can think a pile of bricks is Art is beyond me. Too much money and a bad dose of emperor's new clothes syndrome.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:40

I've got a couple in the bean patch. I'm going to cut them down to 6 inches and put 3 to a 6 inch pot ans overwinter in the greenhouse.

Are your comments updating?

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:31

Well I can post, but nothing is now updating!

is big good

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:28

Big is always good (where bulbs or cake is concerned)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:23

There you all are.

 I cant find you on the kindle or laptop, but here you are hidng on the desktop.I know we have a lot of techno. blame OH.

Maybe it'll get sorted tomorrow. Night all


Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:16

weird. Laptop is stuck at 1.30. kindle is stuck at 4pm.  Desktop is at 10pm.

forum gremlins

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 19:02

My internet wasn't working until about  one pm. Now the forums up the spout.


Posted: 24/09/2013 at 14:20

In hot countries, amaryllis are evergreen. My mum keeps hers in a conservatory, waters and feeds (tomato or comfrey fertiliser) all year round, and has flowers on one or the other all the time. Two of mine that flowered in spring sent up another flower spike in August, and one currently has a big seed pod, presumably pollinated by being outside.

Turn menage into garden

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 13:57

You could rotovate the bark into the subsoil.(Hire a big rotavator if necessary). That will probably make it quite acid. Test with a pH meter before you plant anything. The bark will be deficient in nutrients so a good dressing with fertiliser will be needed. You could scrape or rake off any lumpy bark before you start to use as mulch around newly planted plants or shrubs.

Are your comments updating?

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 13:25

The forum starting playing uparound lunchtime yesterday. I could access other websites OK.  Then that went. It came back on for 5 minutes at 9pm then gone again. I phoned Virgin this morning and they said they had a major problem and hundreds of houses were out.  They expected the problem to be fixed by 4pm today but it seems ok at the moment.

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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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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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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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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Identification needed

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