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What is this brown leaved plant with yellow flower

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 12:48

Definity lysmachia, great but can make an awful lot of itself - we have a small one in a hanging basket but will try and make sure it doesn't root from any dropped bits,  Creeping Jenny the other name for the golden leafed one often recommeded for near ponds and bog gardens - can be rather too invasive there if not watched carefully and removed as it spreads out of bounds.  Yellow flowers are pretty though, and it is virtually indestructable.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 12:43

Glorious day - blue skies, birds twittering (bet you didn't know they were computer literate?), bees buzzing - lovey stuff - long may it last. 

Permanent Markers

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 15:27

Sudsy, doesn't water go between the layers of plastic and the label when you laminate & cut - or am I missing something here? (Quite probably!) 

horsetail weed

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 13:39

Dinosaurs liked horsetail! That is why it is so hard to get rid of, it is one of the oldest plants on earth, and will not take much notice of us johnny come lately humans efforts to get rid of it.  As I have mentioned before, in this mining area, the distinctive black 'liquorice string' roots were noted meters down the pits.  You can keep cutting its head off, not even horesetail likes that treatment too long.

We had an allotment that we had to abandon eventually as the infestation of horesetail and the solidly matted roots were just impossibe to remove.

Whatever you do, DO NOT rotovate or anything like that - each tiny bit of plant will root and form a new plant - probaby what made our allotment quite so badly infested. 

Permanent Markers

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 13:32

Never tried a label maker, keep asking Fr Christmas but so far I have obvioulsy not been good enough.  In the meantime, I agree very much with earlier posters, you cannot beat a good soft pencil on either wooden or plastic labels.   However, theat does not help when the blackbirds insist on removing labels and dropping them wherever they think they will!!

Not so sweet strawberries

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:37

Indeed lack of sun, it takes warm sunlight to change the starches into sugars - all berries etc. will be sour this year due to poor light.  Mine haven't even thought about going red yet, never mind sweet.




Fork Handles

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:36

Many people ate oysters then, they were considered the food of the poor!  At one point apprentices tried to strike, complaining that they had to eat oysters every day!  Odd how these things change huh?

solanum or bindweed

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 15:12

Strongly suspect you are indeed nurturing a weed, as solanum does not usually behave in quite such a strong wasy as you describe, but as sotongeoff suggests, a picture will confirm it one way or the other.

Strawberry Plants - When Do You Cut Them Back?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 17:09

I did wonder! I'm not so very far from you, just north of Nottingham, pretty soggy here too - tend to forget the greenhouse watering when everything else is soaked.

Please identify this plant

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 10:41

Isn't it interesting how some people cannot grow plants that most people regard as virtually weeds?  I have never, ever been able to get welsh poppy to settle here - though I did eventually get lily of the valley to get going.  japanese anemones grow, but do not spread, unlike oregano which in its various guises is absolutely everywhere, along with hardy geraniums!

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watch out, watch out ……..

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Odd corrections?

Use of the English language! 
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why are these wanted? 
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