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Posted: 05/02/2015 at 09:05

Thinking of you this morning,Verdun.

OH has gone for another blood sugar test. Hes better than me at sticking to the diet. I had fish n chips in Nottingham yesterday. Only because that was what mum fancied.. We went to get her new swimming costumes, she is going to Tenerife for a week with my sisters at half term.

Mother in laws house was sold  last Monday. Of course on Saturday when we went to check, the garage was still full of sister in laws stuff. Brother in law was going to pay someone 350quid to clear it on Sunday. They have only had a years notice.

As its all their rubbish, OH made it clear that the cost of clearing it wasn't coming out of the estate. They have had free use of a lockup for the last seven years.  Three trips to the tip and a few adverts on gumtree and freecycle, and its all gone.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 09:32

I have pink chiffon opium poppies, we always call then pink pom poms. They follow on after the allium purple pom poms.


Posted: 04/02/2015 at 08:45

I dont give up any plant for dead until May. That banana may shoot from the rootstock. Roscoeas are particularly late in starting to grow, and so is Lippia citriodora. 

Hard frost here. Birds are fed and fresh water  put out.

I'm going to crawl back under the duvet.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:42

Its best to get virus free plants from a good supplier. Plant at 12to 18inch spacing in a bed on their own . Dont forget to net against the blackbirds.

Ken Muir at honeypot farm has a good reputation for strawberries.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:36

I think we got there at the same time, lizzie.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:35

They are annual opium poppies. They tend to seed around, but are not classed as perennial.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:34

Oh no, Panda, have you got something else in mind, or are you going to send him out to work and be a kept woman?

It's always been my ambition to be a kept woman..... but the result has been a total failure.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:56

If its perennial, its similar to "pattys plum", but seeds may not come true to the parent.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:49

They look like the annual opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Or it could be a type of the perennial oriental poppy. Have you got a photo of the leaves, ?  that would be definitive.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:02

Mmm the hospital saga continues. They have written to me at my mums address, asking me for my comments on dads  care, as they say I  am next of kin. Wrong. I am not next of kin, mum was, but as she says, they only ignored her anyway.

I feel a long letter coming on.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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Identification needed

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