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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 15:30

We've had torrential rain and its tried to snow here today. Very windy. Mrs mallard appears to be checking out the pond, but she's left the males behind.

I think the hedgehog has come out of hibernation. A present has been left on the patio. The daffs are now starting to glow in the sunshine.

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Planting more seeds

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 07:53

Zinnias i sowed last week in individual small pots, with a propagater lid on. They are just starting to germinate.

Blind daffs solution??

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 07:51

I only grow daffs in pots for one year. The second year is never as good. I  feed after flowering and when they die down, I spread them around the garden in between the perennials.

peacock orchid

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 20:23

None of mine flowered last year either. I just got leaves.

Oriental Poppy

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 13:26

You can lift and divide now. Don't leave it too long, mine are already

romping away.

Goldfish and tadpoles

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:06

Some will survive, the ones that can hide. If you put some stones in the shallow end, the tadpoles hide between them, and the fish cant eat them.

Crop rotation

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:03

I find beans can be grown in the same place year after year with no build up of disease. However, onions and brassicas I always rotate because of onion rot and clubroot.  If you grow broad beans when you take them out you can give a sprinkle of lime and then plant kale or cabbage in the place of the beans in the same season.

sunflowers

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:10

I had trouble with squirrels biting the whole head off and taking off with it.... before the seed had fully ripened.

calcified organic seaweed

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:56

No, the list I gave are acid lovers. Calcified seaweed is alkaline. Meconopsis will not like this. A peat dressing would be preferable.

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:53

BUTTERBUR  or Petasites albus

 

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bananas from seed

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

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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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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