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This is the best pic I can find so far http://wildorchidsinbritain.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/common-twayblade-neottia-ovata-perhaps.html
Hmm, all with two leaves, so not Herb Paris either .......... what about Twayblade?
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It looks like one of the trilliums to me http://www.broadleigh-bulbs-spring.co.uk/shop/catshow/TRILLIUM__Wood_lily__Wake_Robin_/trillium.html
Brummie Ben - thanks for your kind thoughts - much appreciated Good to see you back here - you too Gardeners Boy
Hi Panda "Time spent planning is time well spent."
Don't know where that's a quote from, but it's f rom somewhere .........
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
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
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.
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