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Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:29

I think the Kerria may be called colloquially 'Sailor's Buttons'. I have never figured out why, I am sure there is not a Navy in the world where the sailors have bright yellow buttons.

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:25

How lovely, both the orchid and that you have thanked the brain boxes that gave you advice

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:22

Just about to close the blind by my computer, and what a sunset

On the theme of plants smells, when I was about 10 or 12, I smelt the most wonderful scent from a flower; it was a cosmos/Japanese anenome shaped flower, quite tall. But I have never been able to find that scent again; I seem to spend half my life leaning into people's front gardens to sniff this shape of flower, but with no luck.

It is not a sweet scent, more a wild flower fresh air sort of scent.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:16

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:16

Bump and bark; what kind of puppy is it that you have Rosie?

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:13

On another note, I am growing Calaloo for the first time; had it in some soup in the Caribbean in '91, loved it, (it is a spinach type plant, slightly slimy but in the nicest possible way)  but never thought it would grow here, but went to the Compost Master's day out at Garden Organic last Autumn and there it was, growing in a sheltered spot out of doors.

So I got some seeds, put them in the heated propagator (my new toy) and they germinated in 4 days!! So any advice is v. welcome as to growing them on

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:09

It is a relative of the Jerusalem Artichoke. This range of plants contain 'inulin', which humans cannot really digest. This is why meals made from Jerusalem Artichoke and it's relatives may end up making you can I say this delicately? JET PROPELLED (was that tactful enough?)

Oh eck

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:12

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:10

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:09

I can't decide; I agree with the above about carrots, but then there are tomatoes with their lovely scent straight from the garden, and huge bunches of spinach steamed for just 3 or 4 minutes till it is meltingly edible, the leeks that I am harvesting at the moment, or the chard or the purple sprouting brocolli that I had today.... Yes you are a meany to just ask for one

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