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Identification please

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 16:45

It's a blue Anemone blanda   lovely little thing .

when should I prune Buddleia ?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 16:40

Ours have been sprouting new shoots for some weeks   Are yours in a very exposed situation?

Has the ground around them been very boggy over the winter?


If they are dead, it won't be anything you've done - it'll be old age coupled with a rotten winter.

Wild hosta

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 16:36

Sounds like Arum maculatum - aka Cuckoo pint, Lords & Ladies, Wake Robin and many other names - its flower is a purple rod in a green spathe (hood) which attracts flies and small insects which are trapped in the bottom of the spathe.  After the flower come red berries, which are poisonous.  There are cultivated forms, but you've probably got the native form from your description.

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Posted: 21/04/2013 at 16:27

Did anyone put the kettle on?  The Victoria sandwich is ready, and there are some scones, still warm from the oven 


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:57

Falling asleep on the sofa?  I do that every night - then OH wakes me up and I go to bed 

Broccoli problem

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:52

On a positive note - you've certainly grown it very well - which bodes well for next year - and you'll know what you're doing the second time around 

conifer bushes

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:15

Photos would be helpful 




Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:12

General colours Bookertoo?  Yellow or orange at this time of year = brimstones or tortoiseshells

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Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:09

As for cake - the sun's still shining here so I'll be back in the garden in a minute - but I just might make a Victoria Sandwich with a blackcurrant jam and creme fraiche filling a bit later if anyone's interested?

If you put the kettle on about 4ish, mines a Darjeeling wth a slice of lemon please (no milk or sug)

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Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:05
lazy gardener wrote (see)

Why cant some just let a message sit without posting silly comments?

I wonder sometimes what this forum is all about


It's all about helping people and offering them advice, and we can't do that unless they know how to post their queries.

 If you just 'let a message sit' then it quickly moves down the page and onto the next one and any newcomers to the site won't see it.  Posting 'silly comments' is just a cheerful way of bumping the message up so newcomers see it when they first arrive at this page.

Is that so very  wrong? 

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