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Posted: 02/08/2015 at 19:06

Cathy, yes oriental poppies are normally propagated by root cuttings so you get identical plants but you can buy seed - that's how I grew mine - these in fact:


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 18:36

Yes, oriental ones have the hairy leaves and stems - you can cut back to the ground after flowering and they will produce new growth which will usually survive the winter.

Opium poppies sometimes appear as fluffy doubles from self-sown seed and you can buy 'double' seed.  All are annuals.

Haven't grown Pacino though so will leave for others.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 15:19

FG - "... and I didn't know it"!   Preparing to pop to patch to pick peppers plus potatoes. 

plant ID please!

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 15:10

Lyn, I mainly do PC support so not brilliant with Apple stuff but if you can install a different browser like Chrome, an adblocker may work.  I think Safari is too locked-down by Apple to allow such things.

Which plant or Veg are you?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 14:41

Butternut squash.  Not particularly exciting to look at but a heart of gold and contain a bit of everything vital to life!

Beige patches on Origanum Vulgare

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 14:34

Could be a miner but probably more likely a sap-sucker like thrips or flea beetles Rachel.  Removing the affected leaves is all you can really do but it is only minor cosmetic damage.  These things rarely cause a serious problem.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 13:00

Melon mayhem:

I think I'd better pinch them out while I can still get in there!

Plant I.D.

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 12:45

Install an ad blocker on your browser and the site works fine.  See my reply on this thread:


plant ID please!

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 12:43

Daniel, install an adblocker on your browser and the site works fine.  See my reply on this thread:



Posted: 01/08/2015 at 13:38

Lily and everyone else who is having trouble, you need to install an adblocker on your web browser as it is the adverts which cause these issues.  If you don't know how to do that look at my answer in this post:

or ask a friend who knows about "computery things" to help you install one. 



Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Winter soft fruit pruning

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Increase in noise! 
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Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Cutting ID

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Hope it finds it's way home 
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Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Don't think netting will work 
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Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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No real rain here for weeks 
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They're about now! 
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New trees 
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Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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