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Flower ID please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 20:11

I've asked about the leaves but she's not come back to me - I'll ask again.

Flower ID please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 19:59

Thanks for looking Hosta

Flower ID please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 19:47

A member of another forum I'm on is a keen photographer but doesn't know much about plants.  She's asked if anyone can identify this flower, photographed in March on a roadside verge in Northern Brittany ...

I said I'd ask you lot - the problem is I can't copy her photo onto here, so here's a link to the forum thread in question with the photo




Posted: 09/07/2015 at 18:41

Lovely Panda   I love them. 

Wonky, do you remember the big clump of them that grew on the low sloping pantile roof at Hodge Podge Cottage?


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 18:03

Hello folks - I'm home and in front of the tennis

Lovely meet up with BL and her OH - lovely people and very good company - chatted away as if we'd known each other for years - we met at the pub which used to be my 'local' as her OH is keen on traditional English pubs, and they don't come much more traditional that this one

We had drinks and very good sandwiches, and I left them several hours later, on their way into the magnificent village church where Wonky and her lovely hubby were married nearly three years ago

sunflowers leaves have holes in them.

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 17:50

Slugs and/or snails.

Help Needed Please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 07:40

That's too big a jump - go for something inbetween for now

Help please

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 07:37

You might have inadvertently Ignored yourself (I've done it to myself in the past ).

Go to your Settings and remove your name from your Ignored List - then you'll be able to see your own posts again


Topiary frame

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 07:34

Primrose have topiary frames and appear to have a sale on at the moment

New wildlife pond - what should we expect to colonise it first?

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 07:24

Within a few days of filling it in March we had diving beetles in our pond  then pond skaters and water boatmen.  Frogs and newts soon appeared followed by tiny pond snails and then in July a grass snake visited for a day and ate one of the frogs - and I saw it all happen

A year later and it's a well-established pond teaming with wildlife. We bought some more pond snails online this year just to help things along a bit.

We find that regular applications of Blagdon Barley Straw Extract and Blagdon Bio-Active Sludge Control deals with the blanket weed and keeps duckweed down to a minimum and doesn't harm the wildlife.

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