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Charlie November

Latest posts by Charlie November

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:09

It's a climber, very much like bindweed, but can also be grown in a heap on the ground ... and stewed as part of dinner, if you're in Vietnam.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:52

Ah, yes. My mistake. That's sphaerocephalon. The christophii have already finished flowering and gone to seed ... unless they're globemasters. Hmm. Well, the huge koosh-ball things have gone to seed, anyway, and I've got about 100 seeds (and dropped another 100 or so on the ground) so, ah, anybody want them?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:37

Thanks BizzieB. That thing of yours looks complicated!

 Petals longer than any of my figners. I checked!

 Lily beetle damage evident, but not as bad as it could have been.

Now, how to persuade the cat that s***s in that flowerbed to eat those things ... ?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:38

Currently Allium christophii, as chosen by my favourite dual-role pollinator and aphid-hunter:



Camera Corner

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:26

Orchid Lady,

I think it's a particular type of weather that does it. You need to be looking nearly at the Sun through the very thin front edge of the clouds on an approaching warm front, and probably after a high-pressure system has been through to get the altitude for those ice crystals.


Camera Corner

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:48

Ice rainbows somewhere over ... lower Ribblesdale and upper Langstrothdale, probably ... viewed from a layby on the A59 west of Harrogate.


Camera Corner

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:54

..... or these little guys would be acceptable company, too.

Taken within a stone's throw of the iris shown earlier.

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:53

Wait. You're not a sparrow.

 Looks like Mus musculus to me. I'd rather have Apodemus sylvaticus or Dryomys nitedula around, personally.

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 11:31

Crete? Just don't take your photographs from near any brand new road signs. You'll see why not, sooner or later.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:06

I found a pond with a whole load of weed and one beauty:

 Somehow I doubt they'd appreciate me excavating the lawn here to make room for a load of them.

See the left side of the wide-angle picture? Pink flowers!


Discussions started by Charlie November

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Huge thing with tiny white flowers and heart-shaped leaves 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 16:52

Rose cuttings: timing

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Last Post: 31/03/2014 at 17:26

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

At least I didn't spend anything. 
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Last Post: 26/10/2013 at 16:46

Apple tree with white leaves

It seems to be healthy enough, if slow-growing 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 18:34


Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 22:29


Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Last Post: 07/05/2014 at 16:57

Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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Last Post: 13/05/2013 at 08:09
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