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Friend or Foe

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 22:18

Cerinthe major purpurascens.


Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:16

These are Birmingham,might be nearer.


What is this nice, mystery bush/shrub?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:12

Cornus florida variegata.


Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:11

Jct 25 M1, A52 toward  Nottingham, Turn right at Bardills island.(1st Island) japanese water gardens is amongst the building site for the tram terminal, 100 yards on the left.

What is this?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:07

Smoking hot tonight.

What is this?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:01

It looks very dogwood like. (cornus)

Possible new variety on my Japanese acer

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 16:14

Have you got a photo of the normal bit and the altered bit?

plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 11:20

Dierama prefer free draining soil. In wet or clay soils they may rot in winter.

Great Dixter used to have a load self seeding in the cracks in paving. I have never had them self seeding but my clump has lasted a long time. Unfortunately it is infested with a perennial weed I cant get out, so I may start again from scratch.

Old Oak tree - advice re care

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 07:09

One of our oak trees had a branch with rot on the upper side. The branch was 18 inches thick. We could not see the rot from below. A good tree surgeon checked the tree over, removing all dead and diseased wood, for 400quid. It took all day, and three men. We ended up with a large pile of shredding for mulching, a log pile for wildlife,and peace of mind. Both our oak trees have preservation orders on. That does not stop diseased wood being removed. It does stop healthy wood being removed.


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:28

I got my seeds today. Thanks Kef.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01


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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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