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Wild Garlic

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 17:52
Mrs H3 wrote (see)

I just know I'm on the wrong forum here - how do I get on the right one !!

Hi, just go to the top of the page, click on Forum Topics and select the most appropriate (it doesn't really matter which) and then torwards the right of the page you'll see a New Thread button.  Click on that and post your query - good luck

Wild Garlic

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 17:22

If they smell of onion/garlic then they're one of the allium family, but whether they're alliums, wild garlic (ramsons) or garlic chives  or Three cornered garlic (allium triquetrum) it'll be hard to tell until they flower (although the Three cornered garlic's leaves are three cornered in cross-section so that'll give you a clue).

If they're muscari then they won't smell of onions/garlic.

But as you say, wait until the spring and then you'll know for sure.

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:07

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:59

Either from a pack of mixed seeds, or somehow  something happened at the seed merchant's place and some seeds got into the wrong packet


did you go away for a holiday leaving someone else to water your plants .... if something untoward happened and they replaced the plants, thinking you'd never find out ...........???  (my children don't call me Miss Marple for nothing )

One thing is certain, it won't be because the seeds are too old.  Enjoy your aubergines - lovely veg

Acer Beni Schichihenge problem?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:52

It sounds to me as if it has been scorched by the sun - variegated maples need partial shade


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:48
bekkie hughes wrote (see)

i must be very muscley then!........

You and me both Bekkie

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:46

There are loads of different varieties of aubergine.  Have a look here scroll down and see just a few.

They all taste good and recipes are interchangeable.


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:20

Drizzle here now - but I've still had the sprinkler on the broccoli and runner beans for 20 minutes - the soil is bone dry.  I've given the broccoli some chicken manure pellets too. 

I also picked a big bunch of Swiss chard to have with sausages and baked sweet potatoes for supper

Help with plant ID

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:11

On reflection, think Nut's right - Lonicera

I'm just obsessing about that variegated C. horizontalis at the moment

Absolutely nowhere to put it .... too much shade

Chilean Guava - help

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:05

It looks interesting

but I can't see a clue as to why Hogroasts plants are poorly, other than drought - it does say that established plants can cope with a little drought, but to me 'a little drought' is a contradiction in terms

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