Berghill


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Strange Looking Fruit

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 09:05

Our grandiflora leaves are in much the same condition as those, but then it is a bit cold here for it.

Strange Looking Fruit

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 17:38

Looks very much like M ,grandiflora seedpod.

Plant identification please

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 15:11

Definitely Chimonanthus praecox.

Hugelkultur

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 10:29

Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood.

Parsnips in France

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 10:25

And if you do not get the frost to sweeten them up, then dig them, cut them up into roasting size pieces , blanch lightly and freeze them. This has the same effect on their sweetness as a good frost.

Couch Grass / Twitch Weed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 21:21

And Couch is not in active growth? Who are you kidding? Dug over a bed two weeks ago and there is new growth in it already.

Only go down 6 inches? Again, who are you kidding? The bed I am  trying to clean was turned over to a depth of 18 inches following the roots downwards.

They are edible by the way if you want to get your own back on it!

hellebores

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 15:26

Hellebores make their new roots as the temperatures drop, so now is the best time of all to move them.

acupuncture

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 09:08

We have the same as Posy, but you can be re-referred and get another course of treatment on the NHS. I found it very helpful on the arthritis in my neck, less so on the Sciatica,sadly.

Had a course over 30 years ago for post stress migraines, worked brilliantly, not had a migraine like that ever since.

Go for it, unlike medication there are no side effects to worry about.

Plant ID

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 11:02

Shoo fly plant. More correctly Nicandra physalodes.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 21:12

I only asked since I was cutting the green stuff which passes for a 'lawn' in our garden and was given lots of advice from a passer-by about how to get the  'perfect' lawn. No chance!

Oh and my wife was at the time cutting another piece of our 'lawn' which she does on a regular basis. She was actually running the mower over it for the second time to pick up the moss which the scarifier had pulled out but not picked up.

I was not really  cutting the 'grass' as such, more picking up the leaves which have covered the place, good compost, you see.

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