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Twisted Yellow Thing

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 06:41

A possibility?

 Not bright yellow, but yellowish cyclamen seed stems?

Mares Tail

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 06:33

There's a recent discussion about Mare's tail here .

 I can't advise whether it's safe to use herbicides when pregnant - I would say that for peace of mind it would be best for someone else to take on weedkilling duty and for her to stay away from the marestail until the chemical had dried on the plant.

The second plant - is it Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge)?

 If so, it's fine if left alone, but the milky white sap can cause burns to the skin and would be very painful if it got in your eyes.

Or is it not this one?


Posted: 07/10/2013 at 06:11

Good morning all - glad you posted late - meant I could find this thread without scrolling back too far 

Kitchen Spam has been reported 

Still a bit snotty and coughy but I shall have to go back to work today, I've got Thursday and Friday booked as leave, and if I don't go in to the office soon I won't be there long enough to clear my desk 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 21:05

OH has just brought me a bow of raspberries from the garden and vanilla icecream - then I'm going to bed 'cos I must go to work tomorrow - sweet dreams everyone  

Cedar tree - to chop or not to chop??

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 20:50

Sorry Trudie - that all sounds a bit fierce - the edit button doesn't work - I was going to add some smilies 

Good luck 

Cedar tree - to chop or not to chop??

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 20:47

You need to check with your local council - firstly it may have a Tree Preservation Order on it - that will limit what you can do, even pruning the branches or roots.- they may well have a tree specialist who can give you advice - if not then you'll need to seek advice from someone reputable - you may find someone here

Info about TPOs here

including :

"14. What happens if I carry out work on a protected tree without
If you deliberately destroy a protected tree, or damage it in a manner likely to
destroy it, you could be liable to an unlimited fine. You could also be fined
if you cause or permit such work. Other offences can lead to fines of up to

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 20:33

Doughnuts!!! I didn't get around to baking today - supervised the Undergardener in the garden and then was told to put my feet up.  The last of the tomatoes have been picked and are ripening on the sideboard.  We've had buckets and buckets full of all different shapes, sizes and colours. They look amazing and the sideboard is groaning - it looks like a harvest festival 

Black Lace elder plant

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:57

I prune elders and buddlias down to about my knee height - it's good to cut them back by half before the worst of the winter winds can rock them about and loosen their roots as water will get in and freeze.  Then in early March just tidy them up by cutting back to good buds at my knee height. 

Bulb storage.

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 16:49

If you have access to unwanted pairs of tights or stockings they'll do the trick 

hydranger help

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 16:43

They do like plenty of water and it's been a dry summer. 

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