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Children's garden full of rocks & weeds

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:13

Well I suppose with half of california on a gluten free wheat free diet, they had to find some use for it.


Can't get on site

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:05

I dont understand ,you have posted, so you must be on site?

Mulch and bulbs

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:45

So long as you dont use that membrane stuff as well.  Most bulbs will grow through bark chips or gravel.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:42

I never used to mind the gnats, because they seemed to attract the bats. But we have noticed that there was no bats last year or this year so far.

I'd try citronella candles. Also if you can get some  pure citronella oil from the chemist, and dab it on wooden surfaces and let it evaporate.

Speakers for the club

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:38

This is a case of you go to them, but maybe a bus trip?.



Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:13

I can't see cake? Verdun must have eaten it all.

I've just woken up after being up for an hour at 3am. What woke me up at 3am ? I've no idea.Blue skies here although it seems a bit breezy. It should dry the washing I put on in the middle of the night.

More hacking down and shredding to do today. That should let me have a borrowed view of the Rosa filipes seedlings I planted in the old orchard next door. Its now 40ft up a wild cherry tree. A third seedling which flowers a week later and has pink tinged buds and larger flowers is covering a hawthorn tree adjacent to the patio. Its looking  to be full of bud, and should flower next week. It doesn't repeat flower, but I'm pretty sure it's the biggest rose in town.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 08:51

gorgeous colour, Kef. Are you going to save seed from it?

What is this plant

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 08:45

That border is very much a work in progress. The left hand side of the grass walk is supposed to be the wild flower meadow, and the right hand side is a long herbaceous border, but they seeded themselves, and in the absence of anything to replace them ,I left them.One spike was fasciated which added to the interest.  One year we had mullein moth caterpillars all over one, but I think the photos are on film and not digital.The self seeded Teasels got pretty enormous last year  too.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 04:57

 The star changes from day to day now, everything is changing so fast.

Todays star is Roscoea cautleoides Kew Beauty.

Children's garden full of rocks & weeds

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 04:03

I'm assuming you have fallen victim to predictive texting? What should "cornmeal gluten" have really been?

 If there is a membrane  weed barrier sheet, the weeds should just be annuals rooting into the mulch. If you cant use chemicals, its back to liberal use of a hoe or hand pulling.

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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