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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:27

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:08

Snoodle - are you still on for this?

What pollinates Molly the Witch

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:06

Thanks both - I'll stop fretting   I was wondering whether she'd not been happy with the sunshine she had in the west facing bed. 

Chillis on Thai basil

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:04

Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions to upload from a pc.  Afraid it doesn't work for phones .... yet


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:01

Well, apparently they move faster than the British ones ............ and we have direct flights to Spain from Norwich International ............ 

What pollinates Molly the Witch

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:55

Don't know Nut .... but I'm a bit worried about my Molly - about a month ago most of the leaves turned brown - do they normally do that or is mine very unhappy?

How hardy are my plants

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:53

Have you had a look here 

Sounds as if it will spread like Allium triquetum !!!

How hardy are my plants

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:48

From what I've read the A senescens can be grown in USDA zones 4 - 8 which should make it hardy in Cambs and the Monarda in zones 3 - 9 

But I've no experience of either  



Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:36

ID guide here  you can compare it here 

We have the UK red ones in the garden - they're much redder than the Spanish one I saw this morning.  I checked on the ID guide and it was pretty clear which is which.  Our red ones are really orangey red and not mottled like the Spanish one. 


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:22

Apparently they can withstand drought better than our native slugs, they eat plants not normally eaten by slugs and they also breed more prolifically.  

There's also concern that they will cross-breed with our native ones - I suppose that will give them hybrid vigour and they'll get bigger and hungrier and start attacking cats and small dogs   Might keep the rabbits down tho' ....... if they can climb perhaps they'd get the squirrels too ......

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If you're buying big pots ....

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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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