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Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:21

Oooh, Cangran - that's brilliant 


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:20

I don't mind eating little ones but this one felt quite big and it sort of put up a struggle on the way down 

Hopefully a strong black coffee raining down on it will finish it off 

Working around Moles

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:12

I think you've got the makings of research for a thesis there - you'll end up with a Doctorate in Horticulture at this rate ...... 

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:09

Leave it until it's confirmed Davie - you never know, there may be a wonderful ornamental form I'm not aware of ............. 

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:57

It looks very much like Fat Hen to me - an annual 'weed' that I used to hoe out of Pa's sugar beet field.  An Indian friend calls it Lamb's Quarter and cooks with it, and apparently it's also used as a herb in parts of the US. 

But I might be wrong .........


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:42
John Harding wrote (see)

Ah! Dove, you are supposed to swallow a spider to catch the fly ... etc. etc. just don't get as far as the horse!

Another funny man  LOL

More mystery plants!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:41

Gt Burnet is A Good Thing in my opinion - especially in wildlife gardens - it could do with some support - hazel twigs or the like - it can spread a bit if it's happy but shouldn't be too hard to keep in check.

Don't know about the other - hopefully you'll get some flowers soon and that will give us more clues ....



Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:34

Could be an air ambulance - they come in different colours it seems.

I've come indoors for a drink and something to eat - I was in the garden and I inadvertently swallowed a fly - OH is making jokes about frogs 

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:30

Hi Lee 

Could you post some pics of the tree and the areas with the problems - to post a pic on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions to upload a photo - afraid it doesn't work for phones, yet.

More mystery plants!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:28

Well, the first one is your elusive poppy 

The second two ........ the one at the back looks a bit like Sanguisorba officinalis - Gt Burnet 

and the one at the front looks like a legume of some sort, possibly a vetch  of some sort - are the larger green structures seed pods or flower buds?

What does everyone else think?

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