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Wierd spider ID

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

It looks like a beautifully marked Garden orb spider - araneus diadematus

http://www.nicksspiders.com/nicksspiders/araneusdiadematus.htm

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 12:51

I've messaged Runnybeak with your emal Lily

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:56

They look like wild damsons to me - what we used to call Blackjacks when we were children in rural Suffolk - they'll be great - they're what all the locals used instead of sloes

Spikey seed pod

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:42

Alan, given the hallucenogenic qualities of the datura perfume it's probably just as well your establishment didn't have them on the windowsill

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:18
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Well, pride goes before a fall - literally in my case


I just stepped out of the back door, turned my ankle and went flat on my face, hitting my face on some large flower pots on the terrace. Thank goodness OH was here! I've bashed my right knee which is turning black, the left side of my face, which I fully expect to be multi-coloured by tomorrow, and my left hand and wrist is painful.   ........

 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Cheers folks. wrist was painful so got cab to a&e.  have broken small bone in left wrist - got a splint and appt at ortho tomorrow morning.  left wrist thankfully but still so much i cant do and OH doesnt drive. 

Now I'm a multi-coloured Dove

Spikey seed pod

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:08

It looks like a Thornapple https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=536

A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:05

Thanks everyone   Mrs T - you have my sympathies

Still a bit dull here Alan - sunshine would be good.

OH is dealing with the tomato plants for me - Late Blight has set in so we're taking the toms off and getting rid of the plants.  When I say we I mean he   I've been sent indoors out of the way .............

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:59
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Lunchtime Panda 

Do the bruises look like Heartsease Dove? 

Similar Fg, but without the charm

Pdoc ((hugs))

The Undergardener has removed all the toms from the vines and is now taking up the plants and puttinh them in the brown bin - probably not enough room so bin bags will have to be used. 

We have about two large buckets full of semi ripe and green toms - hopefully most will ripen - then as soon as this splint's off I'll be making chutney.

Please don't let me grow 30+ tomato plants next year

Mystery plant

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:27

A lovely plant - well worth looking after

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:33

Getting more luridly colourful by the day Fg

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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