Dovefromabove


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Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:40
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

....  As for the second - if you pick a leaf and bruise it, does it smell of anything - onions or garlic for instance?

I'm thinking of garlic chives - leaves look wrong for bluebells to me.  

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:38

Mountain Bluebells are an American native plant in the borage family - that's why there's a resemblance - but I don't think Heather's plants are exactly that plant - much more likely to be, as I said, either the white form of Borago officionalis - a mediterranean plant which is naturalised in the UK, or the white form of the UK native comfrey (symphytum officinale )  Both grow all over the place and can be invasive.

Hi Ryan 

Can I keep mini cyclamen?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:30

Are these Cyclamen coum, or the less hardy mini cyclamen sold as winter bedding? 

gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:13

Or you can 'listen again' here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qp2f 

gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:10

Don't forget Gardener's Question Time - Radio 4 at 2pm today!!!  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:06

Blackest - take a pic of the tuberous crown and let us have a look - it might be something wonderful ....

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:02

The first looks like either the white form of borage or the white form of comfrey - someone, probably Nut will know which!

As for the second - if you pick a leaf and bruise it, does it smell of anything - onions or garlic for instance?

solar powered water feature

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:21

Lost for words Lily? 

gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:20

Aw, Clack's Farm - I remember it well, and Arthur Billitt - but I was naught but a gardening infant back then  - and at least no one could say 'It was better in the old days' because those were the old days 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:14

And I've pulled some more rhubarb (shall make a rhubarb and custard cake tomorrow morning) and do you remember the Purple Sprouting Brocc I planted very late last year - we've got enough to go with our roast pork today 

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