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Helpnwith ID of plant

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 07:08
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Is it silene now

I hadn't registered that. What else has changed?

No idea Nut - I don't usually remember these things, but we had loads of this outside the office where I used to work and every summer colleagues would ask me what it was.  It was no good telling them it was Lychnis as they'd look it up and tell me I was wrong so I had to remember Silene  

Jumbo pea nuts

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 07:04

Good luck - let us know how you get on - squirrel proof feeders that work are a good find, so where to get the peanuts will be helpful to others too

Not oleander so what

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 06:50

The fact that you mention an oleander suggests to me that you're not in the UK but possibly somewhere warmer, as they're not hardy through our winters and need to be moved to a frost-free place.

Can you tell us where you are so that we can make some more informed suggestions?

Also you mention the toxicity problem - is this because of children?  I ask this because it would also rule out some plants with spikey leaves etc.


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 06:40

Good morning all   Lovely sunny morning here - I think it's a gardening day

And great excitement 'cos Wonky's coming for a quick visit tomorrow   The list making starts now ....

What have I planted here?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:22

Ah - I didn't see  your last two posts Craigh - well, that's one idea out of the window. 

Can you remember what types of seeds you had, then we might have a better chance?

What have I planted here?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:13

That was my thought Pansyface - but we are rather clutching at straws here aren't we - Craigh hasn't even told us if he sowed flowers or veggies - does he have any of the old seed packets lying around?

Do Bees fight?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:10

The worker bees don't actually live very long, and if they die or are unwell in the nest the other bees will remove them and deposit them outside to remove danger of infection etc spreading.

Lots of info here


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 19:30

BL - Tomettes are gorgeous


We're having some really strong gusts of wind at the moment with very quiet spells in between - a little while ago I thought my name might be Dorothy and I lived in Kansas

I think Vino collapso might be on the cards here too ...........

Helpnwith ID of plant

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 17:51

I agree with Edd   but it's now known as   Silene coronaria

I had a young apple

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 17:20

Oh dear - if the Round Up has got on the suckers or the bark of the tree then I think it's finished.

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