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Posted: 09/05/2015 at 11:22

Oh Flumpy ((hugs))

Don't let it undermine your self confidence (easy to say, harder to do I know) as others have said, that man obviously has problems - smile to yourself, unload here if you have to, brush up your CV and keep your eyes open for that path to better and brighter things.

And goodness me, my baby Wonky Womble giving others such sound advice - any day now she'll be telling me she's  grown up


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 11:18

Wish this wind would calm down - it's horrid out there, and we've got heavy grey clouds again.

Nearly prepared for a visiting Womble tomorrow - rosé has been purchased, pork chops are out of freezer.  If the weather doesn't pick up so that I can go outside I can see that I'll be making a Pavlova as well

Plant ID (geum/buttercup)

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 11:10

I agree with Victoria Sponge - there's something that might be a geum there, but there's also a buttercup.  Most of the other photos are of buttercups - it's going to take some proper kneeling down careful weeding to sort out what's what - and the sooner the better.

Good luck

Help with choosing the right plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:58

Fg Different types of shade are so ............ different, aren't they?! 

I have really dry shade under large trees and damp shade on a terraced bank, some of it is gritty sandy loam and some is humus-rich and dark and lovely.  Some of it is in deep shade all winter and then in quite good sunlight for the summer - all need different types of plants if they are to do well.

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Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:30

Take care Joe - long sleeves and long gloves

I was badly 'burned' on my arms and legs as a child - horrid - and all there was back then was Calamine Lotion

Help with choosing the right plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 08:27

Hi Spike

Can you give us some idea of the type of soil (clay/sand/loam etc) and the surroundings (high fence, trees etc) whether it's dry or moist, the size of the area invlved etc.

A picture or two would be good - to upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.

unknown plant

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 08:25

Euphorbia lathyrus (aka Caper Spurge) They do self-sow prolifically.  They can produce quite majestic plants but do be careful because if cut the stems exude a milky sap which can burn the skin, particularly in bright sunlight.

Odd growth on lilac

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:51

I think we need to wait until those leafbuds open so we can have a look at the leaves.


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:34

We've got a small patch of blue sky

The most basic advice needed

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:33

Samue1son to return to your query ... it's a bit hard for us to help without knowing what the plant is - to post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar and instructions follow.

Hope that helps - looking forward to trying to identify your plant

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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