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Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 11:21

Dont chillies have to be soaked in tea for 24 hours first? I seem to remember something like that on Staceys, chilli thread last year.

I am soaking banana seed, before they go in the propagator tomorrow.


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 11:16

The ground is still solid here, but I have put banana seeds in to soak,to plant and put in propagator tomorrow.   The summer flowering bulb  tally is increasing. Some for pots, some for cutting garden, some for flower beds.

Now I'm browsing clematis.

I'm watching show me your garden. Someone is criticising the "dead"grass. Actually its a bronze carex, its meant to be that colour.!! That cliff garden is amazing. A very brave woman to take that on.


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 08:42

EDD, Remember she is hurting too. It will either drive you apart or make you stronger together. Its valentines day this weekend.

Verdun, I was going to make chicken soup yesterday, but i wouldnt carry the chickens in the supermarket out of the shop. I know its the leftovers from the weekend, but they really looked ropy.

Thompson and Morgan seem to have a real customer care team now. My email about the lilies produced a telephone call yesterday morning. I was at work, so this was followed up with one email to say they were investigating further, and then another, saying  I was right, the lilies I was sent are unscented, as opposed to the website which said they were. I can keep the bulbs they sent me. They are going to update the website. They will allow me vouchers of 25 quid, for which I am opting for Lilium longiflorum bulbs, which I know are scented. Result I think.

OHs blood sugar retest confirmed that he is prediabetic. Long chat with diabetes nurse on phone, and he told her he has lost 4lb last week, target is to lose three stone, the diet and increased exercise will continue. The other option is to carry on as before,  get diabetes, take lots of tablets, and all the problems that being diabetic is. As his father died from diabetic  complications at a fairly young age, thats not going to be an option.

Plant ID please

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 13:38

I'm with busy lizzie, blackcurrants I think.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 22:01

Tree peony, the leaves hang dead at this time. Even if you've cut it down it will usually send up new suckers from the root, but they may not flower this year.

What have you done to it to make you think you've killed it?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:01

Ravomum, I think theres a tree peony in there. Mine has black leaves at the moment. Is that a summer picture?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:38

Ground frozen. Fed birds, filled up bird baths, bought a double white hellebore for 4_99 

Made soup with half a crown prince squash.

Clematis when to prune?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:16

Star of india is group three, prune hard to a couple of buds.

Clematis when to prune?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 19:57

Do you know what variety it is, red dahlia?


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 16:49

I have emailed a letter of my concerns to T&M.  When they replaced all the special blight resistant potatoes I ordered with other sorts, they sent me a load of vouchers and an apology that due to very wet weather that year, there was crop failure. This time there is no letter of apology, no vouchers,nothing.

On the other hand, OH has lost 4 pounds this week, and I have lost 2.5(he doesn't know that I know hes been cheating. Peanuts at the pub after badminton indeed)

I have discovered cauliflower rice. You pulse a head of cauli in a food processer and then steam for 10 minutes. It looks like rice and with sauce on it does the same job.

80 Kcals per two cupfuls as opposed to 500 Kcal for rice. 

We are booked in for a chinese new year bash on the 17th, so that night will be a blowout, then start again.

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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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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Identification needed

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