Dovefromabove


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Plant ID help - friend or foe ?!

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 16:40

As Ladybird says, Persicaria maculosa aka Redshank and lots of other names 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persicaria_maculosa 


It is edible and related to buckwheat.  It's one of those plants that can vary quite a bit in its appearance, but when you know it as well as I do you know what it is.


It's another of those wild plants I recognise straight away as I hand-hoed many of them out of sugar beet fields on the family farm in my youth.

Last edited: 26 July 2016 16:42:13

May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 14:00

When they're ready to harvest they' ll be looking something like this


IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:45

Have a lovely day Joyce 


May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:26

You might find this older thread of interest http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/thread/?threadId=744246 


May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:21

That sounds perfect     - in the winter the sprouts will form on the stems.  


Make sure they're well firmed in or even staked - if the soil is soft and they blow about in the autumn/winter winds the sprouts won't be firm, they'll be like tiny cabbages.  

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:04

((BIG HUGS)) for BL, DD and all our friends in France    


Right now the phrase ' we're all in this together' really must mean something, whatever results from Brexit in the longer term.


Lesley ((hugs)) take care and try to follow orders (for a change) 

May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:55

Young Brussels Sprout plants look like this


They wont catch me......

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:42

I had my top down and my shades on driving through the city this morning


 


and for shorter journeys I have a bike that I use for going down to the village in the summer - but I do wear  sunscreen 

My cactus has turned black at the bottom and snapped off, what do I do?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 10:52

Yes, I'd cut it away.  


You may find the info here helpful


http://www.kadasgarden.com/Crot.html 


Last edited: 26 July 2016 10:55:07

More confusion

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 10:51

We had a cold snap after a warmish spring - it made some plants think that they'd had another winter, and triggered some 'spring' flowering.  Some of my native primroses flowered just a couple of weeks ago.  

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