Dovefromabove


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Crocus

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 13:44

Hi Tracey 


Annual means that the plant will grow, flower/seed and then die in one year. It will not flower the following year.  i.e. it lasts one year. 


Perennial means that the plant will flower year after year. It will probably die down each winter but each following year it will grow again and flower and produce seeds. i.e. it goes on for several, sometimes many years. 


Bi-ennial means that you sow the seeds and a plant grows one year, then it dies down over the winter and in the spring the plant grows into a mature plant, flowers, produces seeds and then dies. i.e. it lasts two years.


There's a more detailed explanation here http://www.edinburghgardenschool.com/2013/06/definitions-of-annual-biennial-perennial-ephemeral /


Crocuses won't produce more flowers this year, but the leaves will die down and feed the corms (bulbs) and next spring they'll flower again.  With any luck the corms will have multiplied and you'll have even more flowers in following years. 


Hope that helps 

Jelly like substance

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 13:33

That looks like frog spawn.  


Why it is on the ground and not in a pond is once of nature's conundrums. 

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Posted: 25/03/2017 at 11:22

Good morning Sunflower Lady - I love the scent of hyacinths but unfortunately if I grow them indoors my poor OH's chest objects ..... so sometimes I grow them outside in pots - the dark ones, think they're called Woodstock, look amazing.

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 11:14

Rhubarb on the right hand side of the second photo - definitely.


Not so sure about the pink stem in the centre of the first pic tho' ... 


What's on the other side of the fence?

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Posted: 25/03/2017 at 10:26

Good morning Wonky   Enjoy your day 

Why have the bluetits attacked the wire of my nest cam?

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 10:16

It is obviously now up to their standards 

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 09:15

I've got a shoulder twinge from getting the other propagator off the shelf in the garage ....... that's a good start 

Knotty weed. What is it?

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 08:42

Yep - that's it - pick it, steam it and add to mashed potatoes to make Colcannon ...... before anyone sprays it with glyphosate 

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Posted: 25/03/2017 at 07:55

Morning Hosta   


It's ok ... I'll enjoy the weather for you 

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Posted: 25/03/2017 at 06:56

Chicky - I love setting off on an expedition early in the morning - enjoy! 

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