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Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 14:13

Runnybeak, it is more dirty hands that I would get into trouble over. Taken three good soakings and a lot of scrubbing to get them clean enough to go to the Doctors this afternoon. Heaven forbid that he should see me with grubby paws!

Actually just seen two pigeons almost collide, certainly got close enough to each other to ruffle feathers and cause some screeching.

 

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 12:18

So, here it is, just watching a huge flock of rooks (ploughing is going on) and I was wondering when tow of them are flying towards each other, how do they decide which one turns right and which one turns left to avoid a head on collision?

So, yes I am bored, cannot go out gardening as I have to stay clean  for the afternoon.

Plant indexing software

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 21:06

Or if you want to buy then look out for Ideas Genie (Google it).

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:06

There are perennial Mesambs, Delosperma which have survived for a few years outside here.

Cyclamen from seed

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:03

When I can get hold of it I am going to try it in our Wooded area. C. purpurescens has survived and begun to self seed here.

We are in the very West Midlands.

Show me your rockeries!

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 20:56

 

slideshow here of how I created one of our 'rockeries' The rocks are all glacial erratics so not two are the same type.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/New%20Paths

And how I built a Crevice style garden using concrete slabs.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/The%20New%20Crevice%20Garden

 

Cyclamen from seed

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 18:02

hederifolium do well in a woodland setting, but coum do prefer more sun. If you are anywhere slightly less prone to hard frosts then C. repandum is a good woodlander.

Cyclamen from seed

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 13:47

All I ever do is to take the seeds (need fresh ones by the way) and scatter them on the gravel garden. Don't be in too big a hurry to prick them out when they germinate either. When I grew them in seed trays I often left them until the corms were a good inch across and distorting the pot!

If you do buy seeds, soak them in warm soapy water overnight before sowing. They need darkness as said and a constant temp of 16c.

If you lived near me you could come and help yourself to plants, they are getting to be weeds!

Where did I go wrong?

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 21:10

And it is rather early to be harvesting Parsnips in any case. The should be left until well frosted. That changes the starches into sugars and they are much sweeter.

Busy Lizzie and Plant Pauper are both on the right track.

If your soil is stony (like ours) then the best way is to put a long crow bar into the soil and waggle it around until you have made a funnel shaped hole about 3 to 4 inches across. Fill it with sifted soil and sow your seeds in the centre. Thin out to one decent plant.

Please can you help identify these plants?

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 16:14

Chamelaucium uncinatum, to the rest of us.

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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