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Latest posts by fidgetbones

ID sub shrub

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:53

Depends where you are, buttercup days. I bought a set of ten supposedly hardy, named varieties last year. Only hot lips survived the winter , grew and flowered. Amistad regrew from the base, but took so long it has only just flowered. Cuttings overwintered and then used as bedding plants for us in the Midlands.

More IDs needed from the honesty shop

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:43

Could be a plain brunnera, or maybe Phlomis russeliana, although I think phlomis might be hairier than that.

More IDs needed from the honesty shop

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:32

I agree on the topone, hardy geranium, maybe sanguineum. Then  Lychnis coronaria, could be red or white flowered. Bottom one looks familiar but its not coming to me immediately.

Quick question on a leaf mold pile

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:29

I find that mowing the leaves off of the lawn seems to help the decomposition. The mower chops them and any collected grass mixed in seems to help the rotting process.

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:26

At least you didn't have to get Inspector Clouseau out, Steve.


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:32

I have grown Swift F1 . Here in the Midlands, we were eating the sweet corn all through September. I sow the seeds under cover in early May, and plant out at the beginning of June.


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 21:27

Squirrels like them too.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:56

Any idea what the bones have come from ,Steve?


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:53

Poor pollination.  Plants need to be in a block, not a line, to give the best chance of wind pollination, the bigger the block, the better.  Even with my block of  9 x 7, the ones on the edge do not get pollinated as well. The best cobs come from the middle of the block.


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 12:36

Just had a cloudburst here.  A warm fire beckons.

It took a while for some birds here to adapt to a new feeder. The robins were definitely left out, until the nuthatches arrived. The nuthatches cling to the house wall, then hop on the feeder. The robins do the same now.

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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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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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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