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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 06:54

Good morning all.   Today is bright and dry so far ...


Posted: 11/06/2017 at 22:09

Just an idea, but what about contacting your local Wildlife Trust 

It being Cornwall, with a milder climate than most of the UK, there may be something that's made itself at home there which doesn't grow as well if at all in the rest of the country.

P.S.  Very envious of your cottage in Cornwall, even with rampant unknown plants ... we'll be down your way later in the year as usual 

Last edited: 11 June 2017 22:10:41

Plant Identity Needed Please

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 21:43

I think you may have some Salsify there 

OK folks, what's this one?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 21:33

We've not used insecticides in this garden since we came here in 2011  ... the bluetits and goldfinches, ladybirds, hoverflies and lacewings deal with all the aphids very efficiently 

if you get too many aphids to start with, justbrush them off with your fingers or a jet of water from the hose.

Last edited: 11 June 2017 21:35:23


Posted: 11/06/2017 at 21:28

It's one of the Phormiums (New Zealand Flax).

Those will be its flowers. 


Posted: 11/06/2017 at 21:25

I know very little indeed about yams ... I found this 

What do folks think?

The other thing that keeps coming into my head is Atropa belladonna?

But I've never seen a vast stand of it like that ... 


Posted: 11/06/2017 at 21:18

It looks more like Hedge Bindweed than anything else I can think of, but the leaves don't look quite right and I'd have expected to see more twining tendrils ......... but this plant is in Cornwall ........ in the rest of the country it dies down in winter, but if it's been mild enough for it not to have died down ... 

OK folks, what's this one?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:55

Definitely a keeper ......... mind you there's nothing to say that it will reappear every year .... mine used to just pop up as and when .... it depends a lot on the weather conditions.

 Definitely don't use weedkiller or fertiliser anywhere near it.  

OK folks, what's this one?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:23

Snap again Fidget 

I think they're great ... they used to crop up in a previous garden of mine ... think they grew in relationship with the clover on an area of very old grassland. 

OK folks, what's this one?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:21

It looks to me like Common Broomrape ... a fascinating parasitic plant .

Don't worry ...  it's not going to damage anything 

Last edited: 11 June 2017 20:21:57

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