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Woodland plant identification

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 15:56

Hmm, all with two leaves, so not Herb Paris either .......... what about Twayblade?

Talkback: How to repot jamsine

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 15:48

Have a look here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=291

Find out which one you have

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 14:24

Brummie Ben - thanks for your kind thoughts - much appreciated   Good to see you back here - you too Gardeners Boy

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:45

Hi Panda   "Time spent planning is time well spent." 

Don't know where that's a quote from, but it's f rom somewhere .........

What's eating my primrose petals??!!

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:40

Sparrows!  Cheeky little things - but they're getting rarer by the minute so probably the best thing to do is to put some ground food out for the sparrows to tempt them away from the primroses.

It might also be pigeons - offer them a more acceptable alternative

toxicology testing soil before growing vegetables

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:37

But as Welshonion says, don't get too stressed about it.  I grew up on a pig farm, had cats and dogs and gardened all my life even when I was pregnant.  Good hand washing will deal with most things

toxicology testing soil before growing vegetables

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:15

I agree with Welsh onion

Welshonion wrote (see)
Sunlight will have rendered any nasties ineffective, especially if you turn over the soil regularly. Don't grow vegetables you might eat raw, like salads and wash the crops well, though you will be boiling the vegetables. E-coli is everywhere; there are many strains of it. Don't get yourself too worried.

with the caveat that any pregnant mother should be particularly careful when gardening - using gloves to garden and cleaning hands with hot water and soap afterwards - it's not E-coli that I would be most concerned about, it's toxoplasmosis http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/toxoplasmosis/pages/introduction.aspx but that's always a risk when gardening.

 

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:08

I know border collies are intelligent and clever, but ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-32411621

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