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Posted: 17/08/2015 at 18:34

I'm just not sure how you're supposed to change gear - I've got one thingy on my left handlebar and one on the right.

I'm used to having one little thingy and having to pedal backwards as you change gear.  My last bike was probably made about the same time as my children were

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 17:57

It would take a fair bit of creativity to come up with an arrangement, but there must be a way ...


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 17:36

What a pretty canna

I don't deadhead my Spiderworts - I just leave them to get on with things - they seem happy enough


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 16:44

Just had a quick phone chat with Wonky - she's had a great day! 

Better go now - making a salmon and tarragon tart for supper ................ SYL

St.James's Park - Plant ID

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 16:33

I grew Thunbergia up a willow wigwam in a large terracotta pot on our front porch last summer - it took a fair bit of watering, but got lots of admiring comments. 

If they're growing Thunbergia with Firecracker Vine they obviously like the same conditions, so it'll be worth trying in a big container.

St.James's Park - Plant ID

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 16:31

Well spotted Chrissy - definitely Thunbergia as well - that makes a good combination doesn't it

Thompson and Morgan

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 16:04

Maybe they've got the message at last

Why hasnt my respberry bush flowered

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 13:12

Hi Sue

Do you know the variety and whether it's summer or autumn fruiting?

Did you prune it, and if so when?

A few id's please

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 13:09

To clarify:

Himalayan Balsam is not 'notifiable' and is classified as a 'naturalised non-native plant' but invasive.

The legal position is found here

In summary it says:

Prevent the spread of invasive, non-native plants

You must not plant in the wild or cause certain invasive and non-native plants to grow in the wild. This can include moving contaminated soil or plant cuttings. If you do, you can be fined or sent to prison for up to 2 years.

The most commonly found invasive, non-native plants include:

  • Japanese knotweed
  • giant hogweed
  • Himalayan balsam
  • Rhododendron ponticum
  • New Zealand pigmyweed (this is banned from sale)

You’re not legally obliged to remove these plants or to control them. However, if you allow Japanese knotweed to grow onto other people’s property you could be prosecuted for causing a private nuisance."

Hope that helps


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 12:57

   Where's she gone?  Or was that Shadow posting?

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