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Posted: 19/07/2015 at 17:34

Picked blackcurrants, and put two and a half pounds in a litre of vodka to soak for a few months.

Next lot are going to be jammed. Sugar is 39p a kilo at farmfoods, 49p at lidl, 59p at Tesco. Every little helps, although I did get a funny look when I bought 10 bags.

Turned out sunny here now.

Well done Panda.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 09:03

PAT, to get to the latest post on any thread, click on the green arrow at the right hand side of each heading. I hope that helps. Did you get snow last week?

 I saw pictures of snow at Katoomba in the blue mountains. When we stayed with an old friend of my other half , just North of Sydney, we did a circuit into the blue mountains and back. 


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 08:53

Is it that time already?

Piddling it down here. I might turn over and go back to sleep.. zzzzs


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 18:50

Rain? What rain?. I think it spotted here for about ten minutes.

We are getting random gusts of wind.


Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 18:44

They need to ripen on the plant, until the seed pods start to open naturally.


red poppies

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 16:41

It depends on the type of poppy, ericsmum. If they are annuals, then yes, but they will come up next spring. If oriental perennial poppies, then no.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 15:15

I'm on the list for a dandelion. It's a long list. Robin Wight makes them in his spare time. I think he should give up the day job because they are brilliant. The dandelion clocks shimmer in the breeze. Because they are stainless steel wire, they really pop in the sunshine.


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 10:47

Just started to rain here. I got two plants in, and a lot of good intentions.

Raspberry and blackcurrant  compote with porridge for breakfast. Yummy.



Posted: 17/07/2015 at 06:17

No rain here. All I hear is planes taking off from East Midlands airport. They seem to have changed the takeoff direction this morning.

Nut, i have foxgloves flowering in a seed tray.They didn't even get pricked out last year.

This years seedlings are ready to go in final position. I might need a crowbar though, the ground is like concrete under the oak.

Time for coffee

Opium poppy seeds

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 05:47

They need light to germinate. Scatter some seed in autumn after the pods are brown and fully ripe, and save some to scatter on freshly turned over soil in March. Mulching on top of the scattered seed will stop them germinating.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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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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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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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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