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Posted: 01/06/2015 at 14:16

Pdoc, Panda and Wonky - Get well soon ((hugs))

Liri and BL - have a great time

Wintersong - just think of all the small trees, shrubs and large plants you can bring back in that car with the top down - that's what I do

I just had to pop into the GC on the way back from picking OH up - I walked past a display of Papaver nudicaule Garden Gnome and a large deep orangey-red one  leapt into my basket - thankfully it's just what I need for a splash of orange at the near end of the front border - but I don't think it'll enjoy tonight's weather at the front of the house - I've put it in a sheltered part of the terrace, behind a trellis fence which will break the wind - I'll plant it out when the tempest has passed.


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:56

No, that looks more like raspberry shoots to me.  Does it have some little prickles on the stems?

Talkback: Garlic varieties to grow

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:55

Jill, in case you're interested, there's a current thread on smoking food, including vegetables on another forum of which I'm a member - lots of knowledgeable and very helpful folk there  

Help with identifying this triffid!

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 11:48

Hmmm -  I've found they don't like being moved at that size - they've usually got quite a deep tap root by then ... up to you of course ... you could tie it to a cane to stop it flopping towards the path.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 11:45

Wildlife Pond Advice...?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 11:38
Edd wrote (see)

Jo47. You can find the pics of the pond Dove made here. I am sure she will not mind me posting the link.



Any Ideas?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 11:24

Could it be  Nicandra physaloides?  (Shoofly plant)

Not sure if the leaf texture is right for it

Wildlife Pond Advice...?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 11:03

The photos are from last summer (2014) - the pond was created in March 2014. The pond's a little more overgrown this year, with more plants out in the middle - water soldier has been good and is shading the water, and native hornwort is doing well at oxygenating.  The pond is about 2.5m x 1.5m and about 20" deep at the centre.

We turfed the edges but a part of this hasn't worked well long term as magpies and blackbirds have trashed some of it in the shadiest corner to get mud to line their nests.  We're probably going to plant ferns and other perennials that will cover the edge of the liner in those parts.

Hope that helps


Rose identity

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 10:30

That's why garden notebooks are a good idea - if you remember to write in them

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:28
David K wrote (see)

Well, TBH I've grown tomatoes successfully for more years than most of the GW team have been around...Alas, I know absolutely zilch about Peru, let alone its soil & climate.   

You've sort of made my point David  tomatoes have been grown here successfully for quite a long time now - even longer than you've been around I believe so we know what conditions suit them (consequently you probably know more than you realise about the climate and soil in Peru). 

But many plants that are coming from southern Africa, and RSA in particular, are relatively new here (ok, not Streptocarpus - I remember that from my childhod, and I'm quite old ) but lots of the species that are being used in prairie-type plantings are quite new here, or only known to a few specialist growers - we have a lot to learn

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Flower ID please

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Markings on hosta leaves

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

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

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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