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Tulip trouble

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 08:23

That picture looks very familiar - I think it's one of the Kaufmaniana tulips (sometimes known as the Waterlily tulip).  Early flowering, very short stemmed, large blooms with long petals that open like a waterlily. 

Don't worry, they're doing what they're supposed to do   but stop watering them!

calling Gardengirl

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:35

Where's she got to?

Does Anyone Recognize this Plant?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:35

They have hard round fruit which can be used in cooking as substitutes for the culinary quince

Strange bitter white root

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:30

If it was bryony it's best not to eat it   Not very good for you at all!!!


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:28

Good morning all   yesterday I got home from visiting Ma totally shattered - OH made me some supper and sent me to bed - I was asleep before  9pm and slept solidly (with some weird dreams about moving carparks) and woke just a little while ago. 

Brother is visiting Ma today so I have the day off.  OH is off to work now and I'll pop up to the shop later to replenish food supplies. 

First I'll have a look around and see what you lot were up to yesterday. 

Swifts in decline

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:21

Norwich has lots of Victorian terraces with old pantile roofs - lots of swifts screaming in the skies each summer - wonderful

Music background South Africa 27th March programme

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:19

You can email the programme at this address

laurel hedge will not grow near leylandii tree.

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 10:42

Nothing much will grow near a leylandii - they rob the ground of moisture and nutrition more than any other tree that I know.  Is there no chance that the owner will have it felled - it must be a monster.


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 09:46

I've just been out to top up the bird feeders and found that the rhubarb was pushing up the lid of the forcing pot so I thought I'd better pick some - there must be enough for half a dozen crumbles!!!  I'm visiting Ma today so the rhubarb is in the fridge waiting for me to be creative at the weekend.

Another lovely surprise was that three of the little native daffodils that OH planted for me when my arm was broken, are in flower and looking absolutely gorgeous

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 09:13

Hostafan - you've replied to the initial post which was a good while ago - there's been another question on this thread today from Nikki, which is what I've replied to

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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