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What plants are these?

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 14:28

It's illegal to plant these in the wild ....... they're a really invasive species, spread like wildfire and cause untold damage to our river banks ... trust me, I lived next door to someone who grew a plant in his garden ... within a few years it was in every garden up and down the street 

That being said, the flowers are beautiful and loved by bees, and the seed dispersal mechanism of the seed pods is fascinating.  

What plants are these?

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 14:24

Himalayan balsam 

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Posted: 02/08/2017 at 12:58

I seem to remember Hosta's tenants have only been there a few months ........ heaven knows what they'd have done in several years' time   You're obviously well rid Hosta ... they're someone else's problem now and there's no way any of the deposit should go back to them.  All repairs to be costed at the going rate!!! 

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Posted: 02/08/2017 at 12:53

NannyB ... The liquid nitrogen method is really good isn't it?  I had some 'potentially nasty' moles removed that way,  one just below my eyebrow removed with a laser (smelt of burning flesh  ) and two big ones from my neck removed surgically ... stitches and everything ... I went to help out with a theatre production that evening and someone thought I had a spider on my neck and tried to brush it off   They were sent to histology but thankfully they weren't nasty.

 All I have to show for the experience is two scars like fang marks on the side of my neck 

Last edited: 02 August 2017 12:55:30

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Posted: 02/08/2017 at 10:14
Hostafan1 says:

Dove, bring wellies. It's sodden.

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 Wet suits and snorkels on order 

But by the time we get to yours the sun will be shining and everything will be lush and green 

Joyce ... I'd never grown cannas before ... this one was a present from Hosta ... and I've managed to over-winter it and get it to bloom again 

And have you noticed that beautiful buttery-yellow and green hosta behind it ... it's called Stained Glass and we bought it from Burncoose when we were down there a couple of years ago ... thanks to Hosta telling me to give it more sun it's looking fabulous this year 

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Posted: 02/08/2017 at 09:55

Hosta ................ thank you ............... you're obviously a saint   .................. you're using up all the horrible weather so that it's glorious when we head west at the end of the month xx

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Posted: 02/08/2017 at 09:20

It all depends on how it's being lit Pat ... if the sun's shining through it it's red ... if the sun has sunk lower then it's grey ... lighting is so important 

Hosta ... are you about this morning?  This'll cheer you up ... 

Looks healthy to me ... and very beautiful 

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Posted: 02/08/2017 at 08:15

Pat, hang your washing on our line ... Sunny and a light breeze here 

theres no point in food if it's not tempting ... I discovered that as a child 

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Posted: 02/08/2017 at 08:12

LillyP was found by a friend ... Think she found it on Fbook ... I expect it's all over t'internet by now 

Ok, expert lawn people, please advise

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 07:39

Intentional damage to a tree with a TPO can result in a fine of up to £20,000 and a criminal record. LA Tree Officers aren't stupid. 

Far better to seek advice from a properly qualified arboriculturist about judicious pruning, crown lifting and thinning in order to enhance and prolong the life of the tree, and present this evidence to the Tree Officer. 

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