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Name This Plant

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:44

Chickweed - a common weed of disturbed land - it got it's name as it was chopped up and fed to young poultry.  Cagebirds like it too - and it's very good as a salad veg or in an egg sarnie

Candytuft or weed

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:38

Oh Dave, didn't see you there - I started the post and then got distracted by a cuppa

Candytuft or weed

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:37

I do that Nut

They look familiar but I can't put a name to them - I certainly wouldn't pull them out until you know what they are. 

Something keeps saying 'daisy' to me -   Shasta - something along those lines ........... but I'm probably wrong

Trees from Seeds.

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:21

Sounds a very 'unusual' set up to me Clari - which is why I suggested they get the best information available - there's very little that Kew doesn't know about seeds


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:13

We only get squirrels around here very rarely - usually around acorn time - but OH spotted one on the feeders this afternoon - when we go out he lurks at the top of the ash trees - we've brought the sunflower heart feeder in for a while - hopefully he'll give up and go away

Clari !!!!!!!! (hugs) and lots of 'em xx

soil pH test result

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:06

Wonky - I might be able to find you a couple of large plastic pots if you can't find anything else for the time being - don't forget they won't like your hard Ipswich tap water either

We'll also have to find you some nice colourful shrubs that do like your soil

Left over gutters and pipework

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 15:11
Frank Davidson wrote (see)

I'd keep the bits for repairs to save the future hassle of obtaining correct matches and use buts from someone else's builder's skip for garden bits and bobs.

Wise words f rom someone who's obviously been there and done that!


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 15:08

Agree - not now - wait until it's dormant in the winter.

Unseen pest

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 15:04

If it was aminopyralid I don't see why the following new growth would be unaffected?  I'm more inclined to think it's some sort of insect.


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:49

Just had a big field mushroom baked with blue cheese for lunch - luscious!!! 

Now I shall continue to sort out the last bookcase - Wonky, make room for some gardening magazines and a few cookery books!!!  


I hope Kew will forgive me ......... see Tree Seeds thread

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