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I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 13:35

What plant is it Daisy???

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 11:20

Celandine - ranunculus ficaria - pretty wild spring flower but can be invasive.

Wild arum, aka Jack in the pulpit, Cuckoo Pint, Lords & Ladies - Arum maculatum.  Another wild flower, can be invasive, toxic berries in the autumn. 

I love them both

Gardens for Dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 11:04

Well said Steve   a subject very close to my heart too - there are far too many greedy, ignorant and uncaring people producing puppies, poor scrappy little things with heart problems and other defects caused by in-breeding or breeding from bitches carrying genes for hereditary problems.  You can't always tell by looking at them!  However the problems lead to huge expense and often misery for the dog and heartbreak for the owners.

However, a good breeder who understands what they're doing, takes advice from a good vet and cares about their reputation and the puppies they produce is a treasure.  It's well worth paying a premium for a properly produced puppy.  Even a cross-breed costs money to produce properly.

Rant over



Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:38

Aww, dacshund and black lab - two of my absolute faves - I once had one of each at the same time (well, the dax was really a  mini wire haired dacshund x JRT - a wonderful cross).  A real Irish Brace


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 08:26

Will do Verdun

Tulip trouble

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 08:23

That picture looks very familiar - I think it's one of the Kaufmaniana tulips (sometimes known as the Waterlily tulip).  Early flowering, very short stemmed, large blooms with long petals that open like a waterlily. 

Don't worry, they're doing what they're supposed to do   but stop watering them!

calling Gardengirl

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:35

Where's she got to?

Does Anyone Recognize this Plant?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:35

They have hard round fruit which can be used in cooking as substitutes for the culinary quince

Strange bitter white root

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:30

If it was bryony it's best not to eat it   Not very good for you at all!!!


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 07:28

Good morning all   yesterday I got home from visiting Ma totally shattered - OH made me some supper and sent me to bed - I was asleep before  9pm and slept solidly (with some weird dreams about moving carparks) and woke just a little while ago. 

Brother is visiting Ma today so I have the day off.  OH is off to work now and I'll pop up to the shop later to replenish food supplies. 

First I'll have a look around and see what you lot were up to yesterday. 

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