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Problem neighbours

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:19
Edd wrote (see)
.... It will be the water in the hot tub that is attracting the flies not your plants.


And also the lights that they undoubtedly have in that area - that's why those blue-light fly zappers work - you could explain that if they keep the lights off except when they're using the tub, that may help.

The Big News in Edinburgh

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:34

Wow!  Fascinating - thanks so much for sharing the photos

Edible ornamentals

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:18

I still eat 'Bread and Cheese' - the green hawthorn leaf buds - great in a spring salad.

The young leaves from Lime trees are also tasty.

Nasturtium leaves, flowers and seeds are all great to eat.  The leaves go particularly well in a salami sandwich, the flowers are good in salads and the seeds pickled and used as capers.

Violet, pansy, primrose and roses are all good to eat - you can eat them as they are scattered on a meal in the same way that mini-herbs are used to decorate a plate, or you can crystallise them with egg-white and sugar and use them to decorate cakes and puddings.

What is this plant/weed?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:14

Snap Logan!

What is this plant/weed?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:14

Fat hen - it's an annual weed common in disturbed soil (particularly on agricultural land). 

It's also grown as a green vegetable known as Lambs' Quarter and used in Indian cooking. 

Just pull it up before it seeds.

Spring onions

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:10

Have some of our lettuce Verdun - I need to use them all 'cos the courgettes are waiting to be planted in that bed


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:41

Fg, re lost camera - every cloud has a silver lining

So much sadness in the world

P. Nyssen - oh dear .... I like the look of those Allium Scorodprasum "Passion"

I can't sleep because I'm worried that I'll go to plant prison for murder.

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:32

I'd take the peony flowers off with long stems and put them in a tall vase of deep cool water and have them in the house.  It'll help relieve the stress on the plants.

Also, just make sure you've planted the peopnies at the same depth as they were originally - they hate being planted too deeply.

I think I've done it

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:28


It's so rewarding - I'm making a Spring Minestrone for lunch, and many of the vegetables and herbs are straight from the garden - love it

I would like to identify a very tall plant I saw in minehead at may bank

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:35

I'd have thought it would be hard to see 'serrated leaves' on something the size of a mullein from a bus window

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