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turning air into soluble nitrate to feed garden??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:05

A bit like last year's oxygenating shower head for watering plants.    

Anyone able to ID this plant for me, please.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:22

I think it's an eating chicory. The  flowering chicory I have has leaves very much like a dandelion, especially as the first year rosette. I have a chicory similar to that out of assorted winter salad leaves.


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:56

Early to bed , dove?  

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:38

I've taken side shoots off and they root quite quickly. I had to cut plants down in March, by May I had extra plants to put out from all the side shoots.


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:08

I suspect I'll get a funny look in the cake shop tomorrow....

That'll be six caramel donuts and four almond macaroons please.

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:01

Happy Birthday, Panda, for tomorrow.   Don't eat too much bamboo.$_57.JPG


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:25

Well, I've shut the greenhouse and polytunnel up for the first time in months. Found some figs in the greenhouse that the small furry animals missed, and found a hefty hedgehog at the back of the greenhouse(outside). He'd got under a seedtray. When I lifted it off , I think he was swearing at me. very vociferous. A quick round up of gladioli for the house, some victoria plums for supper, and a load of tomatoes, and a cucumber.

 I took a carrier bag full of beans to work today, swapped for eggs, and a promise of damsons in a couple of weeks. There's a lot of stuff ready to ripen yet, I'm not ready for frosts yet, but it seems very autumnal out there.

More work tomorrow. We plan to have cream cakes tomorrow, I think we deserve them. Why do people wait until 5 .15 on the day before they go on holiday, to realise they haven't enough medication to last until they get home?

Rocket Salad Leaves

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:59

Even better in a BLT


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 11:53

Sarpo series potatoes show great resistance to potato blight.

They can be grown at the side of blighted potatoes and be unaffected.

I have blighted Lady Baldwin, and totally unaffected Sarpo mira

Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 07:27

The buffy balls that I have are all round. The crown prince started round then went flat and bluish instead of cream. Both are f1 hybrids so I wouldn't expect true from second generation. It's getting late so I would pinch out all the tips.

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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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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