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Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:51

It has got to be daffs and primroses but forsythia is also a welcome splash of yellow at this time of year.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:27


 An overwintered Red Admiral warming up, taken 3 weeks ago


 

Ladybird on gorse from the same trip on Blackdown near Haslemere.

 

 

Topsoil Leicestershire

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 10:17

Local Builders Merchants and Garden Centres would be a good starting point. A major cost item is delivery charge so a local source should be the cheapest option.

Muntjacs

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 11:34

http://www.pbase.com/steephill/image/115877121.jpg

 Roe deer rutting season in action. It is quite funny to see as the doe runs round in tight circles with the buck in hot pursuit.

polyanthus

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:59

I just planted out a couple of packs which I bought last Autumn but didn't get round to planting at the time. They are still healthy plants and should be fine.  If you can't get them into the border I would think about popping them into a large pot or other container.

Holly hedge from cuttings

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:51

I have left trimmed branches lying on the ground and they have rooted. I have seedlings popping up all over the garden thanks to the local bird population. As far as my garden is concerned holly roots only too easily and is fairly fast growing too.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:08

And here is the original photographer's (Mark Harrop hence the MHDigitalphotography watermark) website with the image http://www.mhdigital.co.uk/Landscapes/Essex/

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:00

Hold on a minute, somebody here is lying and it isn't "your say". They have pointed out exactly where the photo in question came from and the version David K claims is his is exactly the same, even down to pixel size. Perhaps David K can explain to us why his photo has someone else's watermark on it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:55

All this talk of Glasgow reminds me I will be going up on Sunday to Balloch on Loch Lomond. I used to commute daily from various parts of Glasgow to East Kilbride before moving to the soft South. Finally found an umbrella useful when I came down here, not much call for one in East Kilbride where the rain and snow come horizontally!

Beechgrove Garden used to be a TV highlight when I lived in Glasgow and it is great to see it again as a reminder of regional variations in climate and gardening conditions. Aye, and the tatties!

 

wine

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:24

Clarington - you can make cider from any apple but whether you'd want to drink it is another matter! The biggest problem with cooking apples is that they are fairly sharp giving an acid cider. If you could blend them 50:50 with eating apples that will help a lot. The main thing with most garden apples is that they are all short of tannin. You can simply add powdered tannin during fermentation to get that proper mouth-puckering bite of a good cider.

Depending on the apple variety and ripeness the resulting cider will be high in alcohol, probably 7 or maybe 8 % ABV  - about twice as strong as beer.

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