Dovefromabove


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barrowloads of thick white tubers out of the ground caused by alstroemeria

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 20:08

They can be vigorous - when I've grown them I tend to divide them every three years or so. 

barrowloads of thick white tubers out of the ground caused by alstroemeria

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 19:56

I do not understand your predicament.  


All the plants I've ever come across have roots, bulbs, or tubers of one sort or another below the ground    


From time to time some of them benefit from splitting or dividing and replanting to rejuvenate the clump. That's all 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 15:35

Think I've got my Under Gardener well trained ... I asked if he'd mind shaking the netting over the pond to get the fallen leaves off - next thing I see is that he's done that and has also raked the whole lawn free from fallen leaves 

Buxus drying out

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 15:31
Hortum-cretae says:

Buxus, with berries developing?!


H-C.


See original post

 Could it be Gaylussacia brachycera -   the box huckleberry? 

Buxus drying out

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 15:26

How tall is it?  Unless I'm looking at it wrongly, that looks a long way up for a tom cat to spray 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 14:44

Me too - I'd give him the job for life - he's a thoroughly decent, intelligent and humane human being - the one person who appears to be totally uncorrupted by high office..

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 14:27

Apparently there's a campaign on Twitter asking Obama to come to the UK and take over as Prime Minister 


https://www.indy100.com/article/barack-obama-uk-prime-minister-7410116?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100 

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 13:47

Fidget - Wonky said the pruning trainer was really good - a specialist who loved ornamental shrubs and whose priority it was to show the plant to its best advantage.  


If any of you love it as much as we do, 'Oliver!' - the proper 1968 version with Ron Moody and Oliver Reed - is on GOLD (or rather XMAS GOLD)  this afternoon starting at 2.25pm 

unidentified fungi

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 13:31

Possibly honeyfungus - can't see the stem (called a stipe) - does it have a 'collar' around it?  Do the gills touch the stipe?  


It's not going to do you or anyone else any harm.  In fact honeyfungus is edible when cooked (though not very tasty).


The main part of any fungus is the mycelium (a bit like roots) which will be under the ground all over your garden, feeding on rotting organic matter, tree roots etc - the fungus you see is just the fruiting body and it  will disappear as soon as the weather conditions  turn colder.  It will probably pop up again for a few days when the conditions are right next autumn.


There is nothing you need or can do to get rid of it.  


The only drawback to having honey fungus in your garden is that it may attack some varieties of trees and shrubs.  The RHS has a list of  susceptible and resistant plants - there's a link on this site  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180 


Some people think it's a disaster to have honey fungus in the garden, but there are many famous and beautiful gardens that co-exist with it ......... and like other fungi, it is very beautiful 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 12:11

Fairy 

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