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Mystery tulip!?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:14

Hi Ellie8   try reducing the size of the photo ... should upload then 

Should it stay or should it go?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:05

Yes, ash can be burned without seasoning it first.  And yes, take it out ... if you leave it it''ll grow huge and you'll have to take all the others out ... it's the ash tree or all of the others ............ 

Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:58

It doesn't look like the figwort I know which has flowers coming from each leaf node rather than in an infloresence at the top.  It's not a red campion.

I've got a very tall lamium  my garden which looks very like the plant in the picture ... but I was given it without a label ... it has a cluster of flower buds at the top just like in the photos.  And lamiums have square stems, which the one if the photo appears to have ... but then so does figwort 

I shall keep an eye on this thread ... 

Last edited: 07 May 2017 18:59:51

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:44

Think they'd tickle my toes Runny 

Good to see you SGL

I'm aching all over now  after a day of gardening... 

Last edited: 07 May 2017 18:46:59

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:34

Oh LilyP ... I want some ........... 

Supper over ... lamb chops and home made mint jelly, crushed and crisped baby potatoes, asparagus and green beans.  OH is washing up and  I'm flollopped with a glass of something white and chilled and you lot to noodle with 

How to hide this monstrosity

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:30

Snap! Lyn 

How to hide this monstrosity

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:30

Those look like annual weeds, groundsel, sow thistles and the like - they're not difficult to remove - dig it over and just pull them out as they're shallow rooted.  The problem is that they've been allowed to run to seed, and as the old saying goes, 'One year's seeds, seven years' weeds'   But good quality landscaping fabric and gravel will keep light away and so prevent the next generation from germinating. 

Bees in the compost heap dilemma

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 17:51

I agree - leave them alone and they'll leave you alone ... and you'll have the benefit of them pollinating your plants and having something fascinating to watch.  I wish they'd chosen our compost heap. 

Brown patches and curling on hydrangea leaves

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 16:36

Loads of people's hydrangeas have been caught by the recent air frost and it looks as if yours is another one of them - absolutely no need to spray with anything.  You can remove the damaged leaves if you wish; new ones will grow. 

Plant identification

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 16:06

Look like chives to me too Bob.  Lovely with scrambled egg.  

Chives grow between 8 - 16" tall, depending on conditions. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

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Will you join in ...  
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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Getting my own back ....

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A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Which ones have you seen? 
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Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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