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......the good guys

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 05:57

I've still got a picotee hellebore in a pot from ashwood.  I went overboard on my last visit, I haven't found a space for it yet. If you visit in  February, verdun, we'll never get you out.

Brilliant tearooms and good cake too.

Need suggestions for privacy tree

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 05:46

It depends on the evergreen. Lawson cypress will grow slower than the dreaded Leylandii. The faster it grows ,the more you will have to clip it to keep it under control.

You could try a trellis panel with a climber on such as clematis or an evergreen honeysuckle instead.

strawberry virus

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 05:40

The virus is usually spread by aphids. Planting a new bed next to infected plants is likely to lead to the virus spreading.

Clear the old plants out and buy new virus free certified plants from a reputable supplier.

Need suggestions for privacy tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 23:04

More than two evergreens together is counted as a hedge and you can be made to keep it to 2metres high. Deciduous you can grow higher.

You could grow Beech, copper or green. It would take a few years to reach 7ft though.

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:48

I bet the other sparrows think hes a bit flash.

Potato harvest

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:40

Carrots or beets should be fine.   Give it a sprinkling of fertiliser before you plant.

new flower spikes on verbascum?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:24

I think you only get one spike per rosette, but they are often branched.  Some foxgloves do this. I just cut off the flowered bit, and let the side shoots flower. I dont think you will get a new spike from the bottom this year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:19

and Lewis Hamilton won the F1 racing.

Total waste of champagne though.

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:16

I thought Christchurch, Dorset. UK

Identification of plant

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:14

Cut it down when it has finished flowering.Mine didn't survive the winter. I don't think they are very long lived, but you may get them seeding around.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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