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KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:22

Sorry, that's verdun, and kefs cucumbers.

I hate autocorrect on the kindle

Holey snail

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:42

The holes that carnivorous snails bore are indeed very round, and made by  rasping.

Holey snail

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:38

I was just going to say that Steve. Carnivorous Molluscs who bore holes in grazing molluscs are quite common in a marine environment. I've never seen it on land though. 

grasses

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:34

Verdun, have a look at a Sony cybershot. Point and press, everything on automatic,and handy size to keep in a pocket.

grasses

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:31

A stipa gigantea has had three years and still not flowered. Time to dig it out I think, and replace with something different. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:25

I picked the last of the blackcurrants yesterday and made blackcurrant curd last night. Not an evening for standing over a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Hugh ferney watsit  says simmer for at least 10 minutes to thicken. An hour and a half later.... I'm still stirring, it's slowly getting to 82c and the foxes are arguing on the lawn over meaty chunks. Sounded like a load of kids arguing in the playground.  His 5 small jars turned into three and a half medium  jars, but it didn't curdle and most important, it tastes great.

Growth off Palm tree

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:13

It's flowering. Looks healthy enough. Leave it alone,it's fine.

KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:11

Version, you want to see legs cucumbers. She bought me a bagfull. The vole ate mine while it was still on the plant. At least it's not eaten my figs(yet!)

Tree/Shrub Identity

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:06

The leaves look more like a magnolia. Did it have flowers on earlier on in the year?

Brown Bugs eating hedge

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 06:48

Loosestrife beetles and larvae predate on loosestrife. Have you got a photo.?

Best to get positive identification before you start spraying. Pyrethrum will kill most insects including the good ones.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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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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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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