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Flower identification

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 13:57
Berghill wrote (see)

Just to be pedantically accurate this is now Hesperantha coccinea.

Thanks - I stand a chance of being able to remember that one rather than having to put Kaffir Lily into Google

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 12:56

Every year my birds hide for the duration of the RSPB Garden Bird Watch - they're really ornery creatures  

Flower identification

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 12:51

Hello Mark

It looks to me like Schizostylis coccinea, aka the Kaffir Lily, a native of S. Africa - usually flowers in the late autumn - but it's been a funny old year

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 12:48

We'd better have one with 2015 in the title or we'll never find it again

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 12:33

All the best Gran - hope it all turns out ok - positive thoughts winging their way to you and yours

seed pellets

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 12:08

Hi Phil

I take it you mean these

I don't use them - I prefer to sow small seeds into a seed tray and then prick out into small pots or plastic trays like this

For larger seeds I sow two seeds into the individual cells of a plastic tray or into small peat pots which then get planted out into the ground.

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 11:15

Absolutely agree with Gardening Granny - get them in now

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 11:03
Welshonion wrote (see)
Tootles says the building is already listed.

Whoops!  Missed that

That could be good news then - there are restrictions on things that can be done/built in the area affecting a Listed Building.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 10:48

Cousin in Australia had it years ago - he's fine.  Niece had it years ago - she's fine.  Friend in Scotland keeps having bits removed - has been having them removed for years.  She's fine - just keeps having check-ups.    If you've had it once you're usually monitored regularly.

However, that implies that it's 'nothing' - it's not, it can be serious and whoever has the diagnosis needs to take and act on medical advice -  anything we tell you on here is only our experience and isn't really going to help you. 

The best way of easing your worries is to know the facts and the only way you're going to get the facts is to talk to a doctor. ((hugs)) 

This might be helpful

However, this forum isn't the place for medical advice - it really isn't

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