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Posted: 21/04/2015 at 14:13

Verdun, I think we should bring back the stocks or the Birch for such attacks. Sometimes I think it is all the thugs will understand.

Today I had a first class delivery of rare unusual plants. This is to replace the rubbish ones sent last year. Last Friday they sent delphiniums instead of the penstemons and phlox that were late delivered last year, and a lot didn't do anything.. Today I got a full set of 20 penstemon and a dozen phlox.  I've finished potting them up. With the survivors from last year I should have enough to fill the garden.

Sheets are out drying in the sunshine.  


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 04:31

Thers always verduns summerhouse/ chalet. It's about time for a forum party.

Sweetcorn germination

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 04:25

I sow swift F1hybrid in individual pots in the greenhouse. I usually get about 34out of 35 seeds to germinate. I sow end of April to plant out first week in June.

Talkback: How to grow salad leaves from seed

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:09

I grow salad leaves in a seed tray on a shelf in the greenhouse

 If you have clean compost and seedtray, you shouldn't be bothered by slugs.

Weed/plant identification and removal advice

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:44

Looking like wild cherry suckers


Another ??

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:38



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:45

Photos from a couple of weeks ago.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:44


growing mecanopsis

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:38

The last blue ones I had turned out purple. They cross pollinate easily.

The ones I have now are Lingholm hybrids. I'm hoping for blue flowers this year.

Have a look here for cultivation notes. I can usually germinate fresh seed, but I lose a lot due to damping off.


How life changes

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:23

I just had someone knock at the door canvassing for the election. I was in my dressing gown. I wanted to say I was getting ready to go out, but actually I had just got out of the bath after a days gardening.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 16:18

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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