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Any idea's as to what this is?

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 21:55

Hibiscus shaped leaves I think.

Compost bin

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 21:50

Get another one at that price. You'll soon fill it.


Lilly pollen

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 10:01

I use a damp tissue and tweezers.

moving an apple tree

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 01:38

The usual way to train espaliers up against a wall is to start with one or two year old whips, a single stem. If yours is already multibranched, you will have to do some careful pruning to get the right shape. I would do that and move the tree with as large a rootball as you can get, in winter when the tree is dormant.


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:45

I wouldnt pinch out any more if you want flowers this year. I assume they are spray crysanths.

For giant display or exhibition type, you disbud to leave one bud per stem.

Mystery Plant ID

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 19:30

You won't need to propagate it. It seeds easily. Just scatter where you want it.

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 19:27

Strawberry fields forever.


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 16:32

Has anyone used gel crystals in vases to help keep stems in place?


Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 14:15

Pinch the tips out so that they bush out.

ID this please

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 13:20

They used to be called Acidanthera, but I think they are gladiolus murielae now. I planted 100 last year and didnt get one flower.

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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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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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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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