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Can anyone ID please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 08:53

Ok, I was wrong - not a viola

Can you give us a photo of an individual flower a bit closer up please?

Can you see stamens?


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 08:43

I thought people might be interested in this local online newspaper article - the video is great too!


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 08:01

Lesley, the plumber was just finishing off when I spoke to her yesterday evening and she said he'd done a brilliant job, hiding as much pipework as possible and fitting new worktops etc, and the electrician had appeared and done some more work (although still more to do).  



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:47

Good morning Fg

Hopefully it's going to stay dry here too so I can get some washing out - I think Wonky has two weeks' worth to hang on her line

Can anyone ID please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:41
Esspee wrote (see)

Could it be a blue pimpernel?

They have different petal shapes and formation and prominent stamens.  Not Lysimachia monelli aka Blue pimpernel.

Can anyone ID please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:37

Looks like a viola to me - one of the ones that's more like a violet than a pansy.

Strange problem....

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:31

Tell the cooker company they're talking out of their bottoms!!!  Of course the smell will go!  We had hundreds of dead mice trapped under the floorboards of the old farmhouse we lived in as children.  They stunk for a while but soon dried out.  When the house was eventually renovated there were lots of little dried-out corpses - not smelly at all. 

Pretty obvious the cooker company think you're gullible enough to believe them and will then buy another cooker from them.

The best thing you can do is use your oven often and speed up the desiccation process, open some windows and use some air fresheners in the meantime.



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:25

Good morning DD ((hugs))

Fraxinus angustifolia "Raywood"

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:24

Given that Dr Anne Edwards and the John Innes Institute is just up the road from here in Norfolk

and there are lots of Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood' around here as they were introduced to the UK by Notcutts who are an East Anglian firm; if they are resistant to Chalara I'm sure it will soon be noticed. 

However, it should be pointed out that Fraxinus angustifolia is a different species to Fraxinus excelsior - our native common ash.

Edible, poisonous, hallucogenic?

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:12

Leave them alone - enjoy them as part of the wonderful display that Mother Nature provides at this time of year.  They will disappear very soon, won't do any harm, will provide invertebrates with food and will help break down organic matter in your soil and so aid fertility.

They are 'a good thing'.

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