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Posted: 18/11/2015 at 22:21

I went for a walk by the canal. i dont know what the ducks have been up to, but a nice hairdo.



Posted: 18/11/2015 at 22:04

Extra pair of pants on top, fairygirl. Thats what we used to do at school anyway.

Just call me wonderwoman...



Posted: 18/11/2015 at 09:37

Good morning everyone.

Bad news about the fires in Australia, and r.i.p. Jonah Lomu.

The wind was awful here last night, but dropped after midnight and it is calm now. Whether the collected leaves are still in the same place is another matter.

What's this then?

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 09:43

Doesn't look like either balsam or JKW to me. 

One for Nutcutlet I think.


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 22:39

Another reason to use latin binomial names.


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:52

I think lobster has to be really fresh. The best I had was in the middle of the red sea, for christmas day lunch. The divemasters caught them the night before.

Amaryllis bulbs - advice please!

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:49

If you keep it cold and dry, it will not start to grow. Wet and cold, it may rot. Wet and warm, it will grow. Up to you. I haven't started mine yet. Last years bulbs are in the greenhouse which is pretty cold, when they start growing seems to depend on variety. When the buds show I bring them into the house.


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:28

Looks like sweet chestnut to me. Roll one under your boot to split it and see what the seeds look like.   By sweet gum I presume you mean a Eucalytus. Eucalytpus pods vary in size but look nothing like that.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 16:06

Some people integrate. Polish who came here during WW2  fought for their country from here, many stayed after, married and had children. Others have no intentions, demanding interpreters, separate schools and in some cases separate laws. If you dont want your girls contaminated by our culture, dont live here. If you want to live under sharia law, where women are treated worse than the cat, go and live in Saudi Arabia. I object to being told by men who can barely speak English, what I should wear, and where I can go. I liked England as it was.

Beech hedging advise

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 09:49

I would stick to one colour. My green beech hedge has one odd colour, not really copper but a red tinge to it. It looks odd. It also comes into leaf at a different time.

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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