staffsmags


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Spratts for tea

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 14:55

I enjoy spratts, and have them with brown bread and butter.  What else would go well with them?  Suggestions welcome please.  Mags

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:33

The one in the brown pot puts me in mind of a tradascantia? 

odd coloured ladybirds

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:21

What a fascinating lot of ladybirds on that link, Dovefromabove!  I think the ones I see are Pine Ladybirds. Thanks very much.  Mags

odd coloured ladybirds

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:37

I've seen quite a few unusual ladybird type things. Sorry - no photo!. Size of a small ladybird and seem to be red base almost totally covered with black spots what merge together.  Are what I describe these Harlequin things (I thought they are bigger?).  Importantly, are they friend or foe???  Sadly I've seen only 1 'proper' Ladybird this year!  I'm sorry that I am asking something that has already been asked but I can't find anything.  Mags

No flowers on gladioli

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:48

Well, my glads have been in for 8 years now and always done brilliantly.  I never lift them. This year the very few flowers I got were small and deformed.   I treated them no different to previous year so I think it must be the weather this year.  Mags

Kleine Silberspinne

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:49

Thanks Verdun. No need for me to fret then!  Mags

Kleine Silberspinne

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 10:12
I have  a Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'. It doesn't seem to be producing any 'flowers'.  (Panacles?)  I bought it this time last year. I have kept it well watered. Should I have been feeding it with anything?  Mags 

Cornflowers for next year

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 15:00

Oh good.  Thankyou Dorcas

Cornflowers for next year

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:19

I've had lovely cornflowers I grew from seed.  Will I have to sow fresh seed for next year or will they reseed themselves all over the place?   thanks, Maggie

caterpillar id please

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 17:29

That's it -  what a genius you are nutcutlet!  Many thanks Mags

Discussions started by staffsmags

fungi identification please

brown, brown & brown 
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slug pellets and birds

slug pellets containing metaldehyde 
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Last Post: 12/03/2016 at 19:06

why so expensive?

Sungold tomato seeds 
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Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 15:02

chilli seed

can I use my own seeds? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 12:53

Is it a Robin?

No red breast 
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Last Post: 24/12/2015 at 20:41

Lilies in pot

keep or palnt out now? 
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Last Post: 28/11/2015 at 13:36

Spratts for tea

But what with them? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2015 at 18:29

odd coloured ladybirds

more black than red 
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Last Post: 28/09/2015 at 10:21

Kleine Silberspinne

Fountain Grass not 'flowering' 
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Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 14:49

Cornflowers for next year

Re-seeding? 
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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 15:38

caterpillar id please

yellow and hairy 
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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 17:37

Lily deteriated

How to replace it 
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Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 14:10

damaged rhubarb leaves

what eats rhubarb leaves? 
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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 10:58

Straggly Geum

Is my geum supposed to be so straggly? 
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Last Post: 10/06/2015 at 21:28

'Dead' soil

to manure now or not? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 16:37
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