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Digitalis

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:19

I thought candy mountain did well last year.  I always leave self setters, or move strays from the veg patch to the flower beds. Amazing what can turn up years after initially sowing them. Suttons apricot turns up now and then. The bees seem happy with any of them.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:14

Blue sky and no wind here.

Ive got to finish my tax return, while there are no distractions. I'm not sure my adding up at 2am was correct. When I finally went to sleep , I had a nightmare that a great big horse was munching away in the middle of a flower bed. 

 I woke up late to find a queue of blackbirds in the magnolia, waiting for breakfast.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 23:33

OH is in Ireland. He says it is very windy. It must have been the brussel sprouts.

Last night was not too good. He ordered dinner in the hotel bar at 8pm. At 9pm he reminded them and ordered another Guiness. At 10 he saw the chef going home, didn't get charged for the guiness, and went to find a Macdonalds in desperation.

All calm here. I think we must be in the lee, because of the hill, although we had a big frost last night.

I'm just watching Mr T and Britains back gardens.  The Japanese garden is near Newark, not too far for us midlanders for a forum visit. They are open from March. I'm making a list. I liked the grottoes in Wales from last week. I think we can get there and back in a day. Mum likes OH's new volvo tank.He got a free boot liner, so we can get a lot of plants in. I just have to be retrained to drive it because its an automatic.

Greenhouse heating

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:17

I dont recommend gas or paraffin, as they produce too much water, humidity and condensation. I use electric fan heater.

Galanthophiles

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:50

I fancy Galanthus Bill Bishop, a very big one I saw at Kew in the rock garden.

Unfortunately I don't like the price, and with the squirrels digging them up and spreading them around, I would have to put barbed wire around it.

Dove I have PM'd you.

Newbie with a large garden

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 08:56

Conifers that big need a fully qualified and insured tree surgeon, just in case anything goes wrong.

I'm really jealous of the space you have. You can turn it in to your own private paradise.

I agree with gardenmaiden, wait a while to see what bulbs etc will appear, send for seed and plant catalogues to fuel your imagination.

Don't be afraid to ask for help , it would help us if you could mark which way is north, and if possible, whether the soil is sand or loam or clay, and if it is limey, acid or neutral pH

Angels Trumpets

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 20:28

You can use the bits you cut off as cuttings. Have a look here.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/brugmansia-cuttings/555484.html

 

Angels Trumpets

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 20:26

They need to be frost free.

 If its going to be really cold, add a layer of fleece.

The tall stems can be cut down to about a foot or 30cm.

They will then shoot in spring and grow rapidly if well fed.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 07:12

Good morning, chicky.

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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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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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.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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