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Plant ID

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 17:01

Nut's probably right - she usually is - especially about native plants

Plant ID

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:59

Hi Alan and welcome

It looks to me like the Corsican hellebore, Helleborus argutifolius


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:12
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Think he'll have his work cut out with Novak  Dove, but great to see him through. Would love to see his brother win too  

Are your unmentionables mentionable again?   

Glad you're ok B'man. I don't think I'll get a walk tomorrow unless it's a low level one  

Around ten thousand with no leccy now. We take all that for granted here - not so funny when you're on an exposed island. I felt so sorry for the poor girl reporting from Saltcoats on tv this morning... although that's a place that could benefit from being battered by hurricane force winds.  It's a s***hole   

Unmentionables have been washed again and are draped on a rack around the radiator in the study. 

I find it hard not to expect power cuts since living here - I'm used to being out in the middle of nowhere when every storm meant several hours minimum without power. 

Runner up fee will buy the Murray baby a nice new pram - even at current ridiculous prices, I expect

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:07

Yes, I think it's only when you get strong sunlight on it - I got it on my legs on a very hot sunny day when I was a child - not nice   but not something to worry about this weather I think

Talkback: How to plant a bare-root rose

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:37

I get them online - this is a very reputable supplier

I think they have a special offer on at the moment - certainly you need to order soon as bare-root roses are only available for a short period I the winter.

Wondering about blue plants.

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:33

Would look a bit odd with a cheese sauce


As long as it's not red white and blue children

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:30

Absolutely agree with Fairygirl (I usually do) e

It would've been fine outside, but as it's been indoors it'll be better off in the cold-frame to harden off, as long as it gets plenty of air, and plant it out in the spring. 

Be careful not to get that sap get on your skin as it can make your skin photosensitive and on a sunny day can cause nasty burns. 

I like E. martinii - I've also got one in a pot outside waiting for me to find it a permanent spot in the garden.


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 14:36
Bushman2 wrote (see)

2 sets each at the moment dove

Yay!  He won!!!!!!!

Wondering about blue plants.

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 14:30

As Dave has said ......  and to go just a bit further, if a specific type of plant does not have the genetic make up to produce blue flowers then up until now it has been highly unlikely that the plant breeders would be able to make it produce blue flowers.

Just as if you and your partner don't carry the genes to produce a child with red hair or green eyes, then it's impossible for you to produce such a child.

Of course, with genetic engineering many things may be possible in the future, if that is the path we choose to follow.

Replacing Fence Panels

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 14:11

Strictly speaking, you have to offer the cut off vegetation back to them, they don't have to accept it, and you must not just chuck it over the fence.

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