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by Nature's Babe
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Popeye spinach and solar cells
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Popeye spinach and solar cells

great cartoon lol where did you find that!
by Nature's Babe
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Exotic crops that grow well in UK.
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: Exotic crops that grow well in UK.

Sounds like you have been having fun plum pudding, hope you get there ok, should be right up your street, smiles - wish we were living closer ! I would join you!
by Nature's Babe
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Popeye spinach and solar cells
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Popeye spinach and solar cells

Well you all know I am very pro nature, so this made me smile, hard to beat natures efficiency !

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... iency.html
by Nature's Babe
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Leeks flowering!
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: Leeks flowering!

mine did the same.
by Nature's Babe
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: bumble ID ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: bumble ID ?

mike thank you will look that up, yes looks like it was a blue mason bee, plenty trees round here with holes for their nesting and they also need mud which my ducks love to create by puddling from water bowls / ponds even in summer. It must have been a female cos quite large and fat like a small bum...
by Nature's Babe
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: bumble ID ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: bumble ID ?

thanks Alan, i have seen bombus subterranous and muscorum all ginger, which are rare - we are near a saltmarsh.
by Nature's Babe
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Catherine
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

Re: Happy Birthday Catherine

hope you enjoyed your weekend away, happy birthday Catherine.
by Nature's Babe
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Go-slow blight?
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: Go-slow blight?

mine also did the same, the blight on the leaves dried up, still getting new growth and toms are ripening nicely only one plant succombed completely and I forgot to put rootgrow under that one, the others are doing fine.
by Nature's Babe
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Exotic crops that grow well in UK.
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Exotic crops that grow well in UK.

If anyone lives near rhyton gardens this was emailed to me but is too far to travel, but posted it in case anyone else might be interested, real seeds and exotic crops and indian food are involved. Apparently many immigrants brought their fav foods with them to grow and many adapt well to our climat...
by Nature's Babe
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: What would you do with this ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: What would you do with this ?

you could overwinter some peas in guttering and slide into the soil as soon as it warms up perhaps try some spinach if you like it.
by Nature's Babe
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: No Bees
Replies: 27
Views: 4905

Re: No Bees

A seasonal list of plants to help our bees and provide nectar by the bee keepers association

http://www.bbka.org.uk/files/library/po ... 045511.pdf
by Nature's Babe
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: bumble ID ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

bumble ID ?

We get a good variety of bees here, but today I saw a smallish bumble bee type i had not seen before,it was black/ fuzzy but not thick fuzz, but shiny in the sunlight its wings were translucent with a electric blue quality, body/ tail also gave off a blue luminescence though basically black, no stri...
by Nature's Babe
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Xmas Lights

The retailers keep doing it 'cos every year we fall for it and consume - my answer buy after christmas in the sales and hoard till next christmas - even the wrapping paper and crackers and cards are much cheaper then ! We are acually buying less if we buy pre christmas, smaller products look much mo...
by Nature's Babe
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Hornworm on tomatoes.
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

Re: Hornworm on tomatoes.

My miniature peaches got munched by a caterpillar and it was in the greenhouse, wasn't expecting that! Will watch out for those little B***gers next year as they ripen! do we get hornworm in UK?

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