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Can you please id this

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:20

It looks like one of the mallow family - lots of them, shrubs and smaller flowers, both wild and garden plants. 

Have you scattered a wildflower or butterfly mix of seeds in that area? 

Identifying Help!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:47

GraveAngel - I'm on another forum which has some members who live in South Africa and who enjoy gardening - I'll show the picture to them and see if they recognise it, if that's ok? 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:03

We don't get a lot of slugs in this garden, but on Friday night the few slugs we have chomped their way through our Pak Choi - last night I sunk a couple of plastic pots into the veg patch, just sticking out half an inch or so, and put an inch of Adnams Broadside in the pots - this morning two fat slugs had passed away in a drunken stupor 

I recommend it!


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:46

It still doesn't feel warm enough to go out into the garden - it is of course - if I put a jacket on - but there's nothing urgent that needs doing out there and I've got half a dozen duck eggs to use, so I think a sponge cake might happen this morning 

Dreaded blackspot - rose resistence?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:44

This website tells you whether or not a rose is disease resistant.


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:22

Invicta is a cooking variety so in my experience the fruits don't soften much - you could pick some now and leave some to get a bit riper. 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:19

This is OH's garlic - neither of us have grown garlic before but a friend is a garlic farmer - he leaves his until it's yellower than ours, but I'm going to pull one from the garden next time I need to use some garlic and see how it is.  Love using 'green garlic' anyway 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:04

Me too -  the garlic patch is ear-marked for some purple sprouting broccoli that needs moving on ....

Changing profile photo

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:02

Chuckle!  Yes, I've heard that one too 

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:30
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

Dove.......I do hope you will post The Chicken Solution on the J Knotweed post......sounds a heck of a lot better than the chemical way

Seriously, I do see your point but I guess much depends on how many Chickens you keep and on what area.  After 2 years, my Chicken garden looks quite good........loads of flowering plants which they have left more or less alone.  The biggest danger is scratching away at the roots so chicken wire for a few months seems to work.

It is the first time I've kept chickens in a confined area as French jobs used to have the run of a paddock so guarding plants as such never came into the equation. 

So, fingers crossed, it "can" be done


Absolutely agree Clari - three or four chickens given the run of a reasonably spacious garden, and kept an eye on - I've not found that to be a problem at all - they probably do more good than harm with getting wireworms and slugs etc.

But they will destroy anything green inside their run when confined there 

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