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Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:18

Totally agree Fb - the programme's ridiculous

And while we're talking about ridiculous programmes - I was listening to Brain of Britain (as I usually do on a Saturday at bedtime) and they described Ground elder/goutweed as 'a creeper'!  No wonder no one knew what the heck they were talking about   What is the world coming to ...


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:49

I grow the autumn fruiting variety Polka - trouble free to grow and a heavy yield of large very tasty fruit - we're having some from the freezer for our Burns Night Cranachan this evening.  Highly recommended

Burns' night

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:45

The haggis is cooking in its bath in the oven and the whisky sauce has been made.

The neeps and tatties will be switched on in about 40 mins and the curly kale has been prepped.

Raspberries from the garden (via the freezer) are thawing, oatmeal has been toasted and the honey and whisky are waiting to be added to the cream for the Cranachan.

Now my feet are up in front of Death comes to Pemberley and my knitting is on the go.

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:55

Or possibly one of the Lavateras

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:53
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Purple stained bird droppings on fences etc are a dead giveaway in Autumn!

If you're lucky - we used to get it on the washing on the linen line

Garden patches - advice

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:40

If you think it could be crane-fly larvae, you can get rid of them safely by applying nematodes

Good luck


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:38
Edd wrote (see)

Now that is a idea Dove. Do you think they will notice



You're bound to win Edd - don't forget your friends when you collect your winnings


Matty ((hugs)) so much to look forward to and enjoy   Isn't it fantastic!!!

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:35

It can be an attractive space-filler in a border.  It's an annual so once it's seeded it will die, but of course it may self-sow around the place.

I think it often crops up in gardens via bird seed.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:31

Yes, elder - are there any elderberry bushes in nearby hedgerows?  They self-seed easily - of course, they also travel courtesy of blackbirds and their droppings. 

Garden patches - advice

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:29

I wonder if it's the result of crane fly grubs eating the roots of the grass.  When the birds visit the garden, are they rooting around in the grass looking for grubs?

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