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Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:08

Try Flexitol heel balm. its 25% urea and rehydrates cracked areas quickly. There is a hand cream but it has a lower urea content.  Aquadrate is a similar cream if you can get it but it has been difficult to get hold of.

http://www.flexitol.com/uk/products/foot-care/heel-balm

 

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 13:57

Most like a Northern red bishopbird.

supposed to be in North Africa, i guess he got lost.

Put it out on birdwatch and charge the twitchers admission!!!!

Fast growing shrub

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 22:44

Hawthorn is deciduous , bekkie.

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 22:42
I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throughout summer.
I had a really good crop two years back when it rained all summer.

Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 22:37

Miss wilmotts ghost was so called because it appeared like a ghost after she had gone....

Why is it White when it was Purple?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 22:34

I found this tonight looking for a Cornus. Maybe the weather does have something to do with it.

Cornus kousa 'Miss Satomi' is an exceptionally free flowering selection with masses of large, rich-pink flower bracts in June. On occasions white flowers may be borne, sometimes on the north side of the plant whilst the south facing aspect has pink flowers.

 

Fast growing shrub

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 22:25

If you got a holly or berberis they may think twice about cocking their legs.

onions

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 22:02

If they all bolted, wouldn't it be worth trying spring planted onions instead? I found autumn planted ones were not worth the space they took up.

Can anyone tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 21:06

Well i"d narrow it down to Lamiacae .

 Maybe watermint?  Where is it growing, height, soil etc?

Zone Planting Guide

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:48

RHS zones are more use in Britain.  American zoning is very different because of the increased rainfall we have here in Winter.

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

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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