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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Verdun  ((hugs)) hope all goes well 

Another wildflower ID. please.

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:49

Some pics here - they look like the ones I grew  http://patientgardener.wordpress.com/2010/09/05/echium-vulgare/  although the blogger says they didn't attract insects in their garden - they certainly did in my inner city patch. 

Grass snake

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:46

Our pond is only about 1m x 2.5m and only about 2ft deep (note the ecumenical measurements ).  

Brown circles in grass

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:32

If you notice a new one where the grass is beginning to turn brown, empty a bucket of water over it to dilute the pee - it should help a bit. 

Grass snake

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:28

I saw it and snuck back into the house and grabbed the camera and then virtually crawled on my hands and knees across the grass so that I didn't disturb it.  There were lots of frogs hopping about in the garden - obviously they were getting out of the pond pronto! 

Another wildflower ID. please.

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

It's an echium - I grew it from seed about 15 years ago - bees loved it - it didn't grow very tall but was smothered in flowers.  No idea which echium though 

Astilbe

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:22

Agree - keep it damp 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:19

We've had an amazing afternoon - look here - not for the squeamish and definitely not for Verdun!

 http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/wildlife-gardening/grass-snake/364105.html 

Grass snake

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:12

Guess what I've been watching in our little pond this afternoon ....  afraid the first pic's not for the sentimental .... 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52360.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52361.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52362.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52363.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Well, I think our 'new' wildlife pond is well and truly established now 

what is this

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 16:36

It's hemp, most likely grown from wild bird seed - it's from the same family as marijuana but much less potent.  

Any of the stronger hemp seed used in bird seed is heat treated to prevent germination, so yours is likely to be industrial hemp, used for making fibres for rope and cloth.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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