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Mystery plant

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:32

If you look at the bottom right hand corner of the photo there's what looks like a Red-veined Sorrel - often included  in packs of mixed salad leaves - did you sow a pack of them?  If so your bigger plant could well be from that and as I said, now in it's second year it will be much bigger and more robust.  

Human irrigation system

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:27

 Good luck for tomorrow Mike - we'll all be 'rooting' for you

Virtual ((hugs)) and virtual Get Well Soon roses for you. 

Propagation of Campanula Portenschlagiana

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:20

That's the one we've got Nut - anyone want some? - come and help yourselves 

But we have to remember that Verdun lives down there in a tropical paradise where everything grows rampant 


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:15

It looks to me like one of the Dryopteris ferns, but which one ..........  there are loads of them and they're pretty promiscuous anyway. 

We've got several different Dryopteris on our Shady Bank and in the LIttle Wilderness under the ash trees and they're pretty happy there - they cope well with dry shade, but because our big trees dry the soil out so much I give them the occasional bucket of water in dry summer spells but otherwise they look after themselves. 

Mystery plant

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:52

Not horseradish.  

Looks a bit like a beet of some sort - similar to spinach beet in it's second year and about to run to flower but I don't recall the leaves being that wavy. 

Did you sow any Japanese  leaf-type salads?  They can get quite large and coarse in their second year. 

sharp sand

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:40

Alan - glad to hear things are going well - keep it up 

Olive Coloured Pods

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:37

Dean - nothing springs to mind from that description - can you post a photo please showing some detail - to post a pic on here click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions. 


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:35

Good morning all 

Sunshine alternating with heavy showers here again today but much milder nights - averaging around 10C   Quite windy tho' 


sharp sand

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 21:01

I've got some sharp sand from the builders merchants - seems fine.

Alan - how are you doing? 

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