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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:33

I've also got a tiny mouse running around the patio, grabbing a seed or two and then running off like speedy gonzales.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:25

How many pimms have you had?

Moth / butterfly ID

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:18

I bet its not on the mint ,is it?



Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:16

Plenty to go round.

I've got a visitor. Light level is low so its a bit blurry.


unhappy plants

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:58

The chives look like they have leek rust or something similar. I would cut them back hard,clearing away any infected matter. Dig the clumps up, split them up and replant in good fertile soil with some added fertiliser. Water well in. they will soon grow new leaves which should be healthy.

The geranium I would also give a haircut,  cut it down to about 6 inches or 15cm and give it a feed tickled into the soil around it, and water well in.

Tomatoes and fungus

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:53

I would think they are growing on composted bark/recycled stuff in the growbag compost. Just pull them off and discard them. They won't harm the tomatoes.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:55

I can pick you up from Long Eaton station...go on, book a day off.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:42

Orchid lady,can you PM your address. I will divvy them up between the two of you unless anyone else shouts up soon. They will need planting asap, and putting in  the shade or a cold frame to germinate next spring.

That reminds me, I spotted a ripening raspberry earlier.I wonder if I can get it before the blackbird.

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:38

green shield bug. not to be confused with green shield stamps.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:45

Lawn is growing apace but it can wait until OH gets back from Scotland. if he thought I knew how to start the mower, I'd never get him away from the computer.

I've potted on some of the salvia plugs I got from hayloft 3 weeks ago. They have already filled the 3 inch pots, so I've potted  some like Amistad  into 2Lsize.  Not sure where I'm going to put them .. 20 from Hayloft, 6 new S.patens, 6 old S. patens, some new pink rhapsody.. It might be a Salvia sort of garden late on.

The sweet corn are ready to go out. I've just got to dig over the clay soil they're going into. I may be some time....

Last call for Hellebore seeds.  Star Gaze Lily, yours are going out tomorrow. Does anyone else want Helleborus niger seed or H. double pink spotted ex Ashwood?

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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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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.

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Identification needed

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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