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can they live in pots?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 17:04

Yes, but give them decent soil, not just multi-purpose compost.  I'd give them John Innes Loam-based compost No 2.

Plant identification

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 14:59

Depends on the size and style of your garden

Fencing Height Restrictions?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 14:54

This may be helpful

Fruit tree

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:32

It does look very like the Sops In Wine apple that grew in my old village - the locals called it Sopsey Winer.  The apples grew quite large, were good eaters and were very popular with the chap who made lots of cider  

Strange plant

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:29

Bamboo query

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:27
Supernoodle wrote (see)
I actually think minor injuries are good - so that children realise we are right when we say not to touch \eat etc. And then hopefully obey regarding the really dangerous stuff.

You've got it Snoodle!!!   Reinforcing the message!!!

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:26


Bamboo query

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:25


I'm constantly amazed that the human race has survived this long whether it will survive much longer remains to be seen

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 09:55

I always think of you as Super Snoodle

Bamboo query

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 09:54

I grew up in the countryside around all sorts of poisonous plants - so did my brother who was (and is) close in age to me.  We didn't even have a garden fence to keep us out of the woods and fields; we played in the churchyards, fields, ditches, woods and commons from a very young age. 

Human brain development goes through various stages - one of the stages when children are young is one where recognition of dangerous foodstuffs is imprinted (as it would have been with small children when we were evolving living in caves with no fences around gardens).  That's the reason why so many children with severe autism are excessively finnicky eaters (to put it mildly) - because that bit of brain development has become rigid. 

If very young children are taught by their parents what is safe to eat and what is not, they will remember.  I knew from a very young age that 'shiny red berries' were nasty and would make me ill - I was never tempted by them and neither were any of my friends.  If you leave it too late to teach this information it's much harder for the brain to absorb the information and retain it's importance. 

Of course, if someone has a moderate to severe learning disability the ability of their brain to take in this information and of course these children should be protected from harmful plants.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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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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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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