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Favourite "Weed"

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:25

They're the 'flowers' of my childhood Blairs   I grew up on a farm in a very rural village and was fortunate enough to go to the little village school (13 children in the whole school) and we had lessons in the meadow and went for naturewalks in the afternoons.  We saw slow worms, adders and orchids and learned to love and respect nature - absolute bliss

Advice for plants for new wildlife pond

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:22

Pond snails are great - they feed on decomposing vegetable matter so help keep the water clean.  Lymnaea stagnalis. (UK Native Pond Snails) are best for smaller shallower ponds.  Ramshorns are better in deeper ponds.

help with ID of thisveg/plant

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:09

Sorry, I can't enlarge it either


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 10:16

I got caught yesterday Hosta - do you think it might happen two days running?


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 10:07

Sounds like a good plan Hosta - I'm heading for the GC - I need some FYM  (well,  the garden does, not going to spread it on myself if I can avoid it!)

Is this a marsh marigold?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 10:02
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Dove the trouble is, when it comes up next year, it'll be a bigger patch.

Yes, an annual task - chasing it back from the boundaries of its allotted area - but what a reward on a sunny spring day - can't help loving it

Is my pond leaking?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 09:48

Oh   that's all right then ...... I think it was the way your comment followed the previous one

Enjoy your pond

Is this a marsh marigold?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 09:45

On the bright side - I love its sunny smiling faces, and it dies down after flowering and you won't know you've got it until the sun comes out again next spring

Favourite "Weed"

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 09:43

Off the top of my head and in no particular order:

Cow parsley

Red clover

Herb Robert

Lesser celandine

Pink and white deadnettles

Jack by the Hedge

Cuckoo Pint

Ladies Bedstraw




Ground ivy

Dog's mercury

Common Restharrow

Eggs and bacon

Meadow buttercup

Ox-eye daisy

I could go on ........and on..........and on............




Posted: 15/04/2015 at 08:34
KEF wrote (see)

Fingers crossed for Mrs Lloyd 

Morning KEF - that took me a little while but I got there in the end

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Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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