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WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 17:15

Hi Kitekat, Do foxes not upturn your food station? I was thinking of making one but feel I woud need heavy slabs on top and something sturdy underneath to prevent them digging. 

Growing hyacinths in water

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 15:40

Dovefromabove, I didn't realise this! I'll have to get forced bulbs then - any recommendations on where to purchase...or any good GC?

Growing hyacinths in water

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 20:44

Thanks for your suggestions.

I'm now thinking some pasta sauce jars have small tops to them - they might do, and I agree that children can handle  delicate items if properly taught.

Plastic bottles are interesting - we made bird feeders with them last term - the severed neck could be placed upside down into the bottle base, giving the bulb a 'soft seat'....

Good tip about the charcoal in the water, wouldn't have thought of that - we must have some in school  I could acquire...

I'm using non forced bulbs picked up at Lidl today - they have some good bulbs in at a good price.

 

Thanks again

Growing hyacinths in water

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 15:51

Hi all, I'd like my gardening club (primary school children) to grow hyacinths to take home at Christmas. I ideally would like to grow them in water so the children can see the roots. My problem is what kind of clear (everyday) container could I use to grow them in - I would need about a dozen  -  hyacinth vases that I have looked at seem rather expensive. Any ideas?

IS THIS A WEED

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:50

Yes, it will flower in late spring.Glad you perservered with the photo!

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:48

Hardy annuals don't do much over the winter - they get their roots down and put on some growth now and so have a head start on the same seeds being planted in the spring - so hopefully bigger plants which flower earlier...

IS THIS A WEED

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:24

Looks like young Forget-me-not foliage.

IS THIS A WEED

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:22

Oh! photo just popped up!! Not my suggestions. Ok let me think....

IS THIS A WEED

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:20

This was posted by Sotongeoff on another thread:

There seems to be a problem with uploading pictures using the direct link option-this has been reported as a bug and hopefully will be fixed soon.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/site-feedback/new-site---bugs/1423-6.html

I have found you can still upload pictures by using the external site option from a photo sharing site like flickr or photobucket by clicking on "external site" and posting the link

It is an alternative until the bug is fixed

   

IS THIS A WEED

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:11

No photo - two furry plants I know Mullein or Verbascum, sometimes viewed as a weed but I like it and pull up those that have self seeded in the wrong places and keep the rest. Lambs' ears or Stachys byzantina is the other, more grey than green though green when young, not a weed. I think it is more likely to be mullein as it self seeds easily. Google it and take a look.

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