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Help identifying a Weed

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:19

It has pretty blue flowers though. I found this quite interesting http://www.janeperrone.com/blog/greenalkanet 

Any ideas what this is?

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:15

Maybe a squirrel buried it?

Any ideas what this is?

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:15

It look likes a not quite ripe walnut. They are harvested when the green skin goes dark and peels off.

Arg, slugs again

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:11

The only thing I have found that really works are those blue poisonous slug pellets that a lot of people hate. I don't know if hedgehogs will eat poisoned slugs, but I've watched the birds here and they don't touch them.

Choice of perennials

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:07

It's a big subject and also depends on what sort of soil you have, acid or alkali, heavy or light and whether you will be planting in sun or shade. Some plants like it most and others are happier dry.

I started years ago by buying a book about perennials, then walking up the street to see what others had planted that I liked and looking them up in the book. Nowadays there is the Internet which is a huge source of information and garden centres have lots of well labelled plants.

Another thing is your own personal taste. Do you prefer spikes like salvias or daisies like rudbeckias? What colours?

I would start with the easier plants, like hardy geraniums, salvia nemorosa, rudbeckias, phlox, tiarella, campanulas, aster Monch, day lilies. Also plant bulbs, daffodils, tulips (after November), snowdrops, crocus, allium Purple Sensation.

It takes time and practice to get to know plants and your garden. Some will grow well for you and some won't. Good luck.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 19:51

Evening all!
The BBQ today went well, I had time to enjoy it as there were fewer people than usual, 26. When we had over 50 I didn't have time to talk to anyone. And I won a pretty pink handbag in the raffle! We had live music, every year a lovely chap comes and sings country type music for free as it's for charity. Food went down very well and some people brought some lovely desserts. The sun came out, but it wasn't too hot, just nice.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 08:34

I suppose the green leaves of the trees are showing murkily through it! And you can't see through pea soup either. Should be mushroom soup!

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 08:28

Morning all.

Pea soup here too. Hope it clears for my BBQ or no one will want to eat on the terrace. Must get on, busy day.

How many holes?

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 22:29

Could be useful if one hole gets blocked up.

Rudbeckia imposter

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 22:27

It looks like the annual Rudbeckia Denver Daisy that I grew last year.

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