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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 15:41

  you're welcome.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 15:38

They stopped putting people in the stocks in the 19th century. Most of them were then taken down. shame, I think we should bring them back. Instead of three month rehabilitation orders for the scum that burgled me, they could have a day in the stocks and I coud throw rotten tomatoes at them... or something harder like a turnip...or a cricket ball.

Shrubs and plants dying in established border

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 14:26

Can you put photos up please. Use the tree icon in the tool bar.

Is everything in the border dying. ?

I have two things in mind....some horrible person with weedkiller spray , or its too dry , although established trees like holly or laurel should resist a dry period.

Talkback: Urban foxes on the allotment

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 14:05
We feed the fox family on Bakers meaty meals, a soft meaty biscuit, and also soft tinned dog food. There is usually one cub who is braver than the others . This is one who would take food from my hand, and come to call from May until August when he disappeared.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:52

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:51

 Foxglove "candy mountain" I think they are gorgeous. Glittering prizes are taller and will send up secondary spikes, but most have fallen  over in the heavy rain.

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:37

I have grown "candy mountain" this year. I think they are a real improvement on the native species. I have over a dozen scattered around the garden, if I paid a fiver a plant it would cost a fortune. £2.69 a packet of seed ... bargain. If you want something lighter, I have found primrose carousel to be good as well.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:22

Bob, the salvia patens is a really deep blue velvet colour. The photo shows it lighter. Grown from Sarah raven seed last year and over wintered in the greenhouse. Plants from its seed this year are not yet flowering.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:17

There's a lovely full moon in a clear sky here,if anybody fancies a howl


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:00

Well I've has a nice evening out at Carluccios. My friend got away from all the bickering/sulks/insults from A level twins, and her husband got to cook them dinner.

Its another new day tomorrow,and I really need to get the sweet corn in.

Time for bed now, Night night , folks


Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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