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Woodlice

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:31

Leave them alone. They are one of the primary movers in the compost world. They eat decayed or decaying matter and help break it down into the nice crumbly stuff that we like to spread on our soil. Their teeth are not strong enough to eat anything but very soft green material or as said, half decayed stuff. They love dark damp places. Only time they might be a nuisance is if you have lots of them where there is not enough food and they then attack seedlings.

If you have them where you do not want them then the answer is to clear out any rubbish plant material and let in the light. Talcum powder will stop them as they find it difficult to cross it.

Finally if you really have huge numbers then, fried in butter they are supposed to taste like shrimps.

Purple climber ID please

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:50

Now that is exquisite. Does it produce  runners which root as they go, like the red version?

Overgrown rockery

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:48

Roundup painted on the leaves of the plants you do not want is the only way to remove the plants you mention. Sad though.

Plant id

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:47

Smilacina racemosa is exactly what it is, Ta. Knew as soon as Figrat said Solomon's seal that it was the False version of it. I have a fair collection of Polgonatums, the true Solomons Seal.

Oh how I wish we cold grow Halesia, the Snowdrop Tree, but sadly it needs boogy conditions and a warm sheltered site.

Plant id

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 18:09

Age moment here. I should know this, but for the life of me the name will not come.

TIA

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/May%202013%20Garden/MayGarden2013042.jpg

Photo size

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:47

Sadly I do not have that excuse for not knowing what the Narcissus is, we planted all the ones growing here. We DO have something which removes almost all the labels and we rarely if ever find them.

I have always used Photobucket, it has been very successful for me over the years.

Purple climber ID please

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 15:43

Chocloate Vine or more properly Akebia quinata.

Weed or plant

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 12:23

I took the liberty of enlarging the image. A bit less sharp than the original, but...........

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/tinypic.jpg

Still not sure what it is, looks like a Currant of some description.

Photo size

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 12:14

Please, I was not aiming my request at anyone in particular, it was just a general comment.  It is so frustrating to be unable to help when asked.

Photo size

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 11:46

Can I make a plea about the size of photographs? We love helping people to identify their plants,weeds, insects, whatever. A. Because we like being helpful and B. Cos it allows us to show off . However, it is very difficult to do so if the picture is too small to make out the details.

The best size isprobably 640 by 480 pixels. That fills the screen nicely, but is not too large to be viewed.

Thanks.

Here is one I made earlier.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/April%202013/AprilGarden2013016.jpg

Anyone put a name to this delcate Narcissu?

TIA

 

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