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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:16

That's 'cost I keep layering the compost on it LOL  


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:11

Well, if the slugs don't get it it'll have some more leaves before long - I've put a plastic bottle mini cloche over it to keep the slugs away overnight.

Here's another pic to give a sense of scale

 It's got carrot seedlings to the left of it and Pak Choi to the far right. 

unknown plant

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:09

I've seen a child badly 'burned' by this - I treat it with real respect.  

I would cut it down, but only on a dull day and when wearing good protective clothing and eye protection. 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:07

Here's a query for you all - a seedling has appeared overnight in the veg patch next to a row of carrot seedlings.  It's nothing I've sown - it must've come from a seed in the compost that we spread on the veg patch a few weeks ago, so it's a plant we've eaten over the past 12 - 18 months - any ideas?


home grown raspberries ready to eat

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:51

I never wash raspberries from my own garden - it spoils them - I'm still here 

unknown plant

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:34

It's also an offence to grow it in the wild or to cause it to spread.  It really is a beast.

The sap really is dangerous - please be careful 

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:21

One of the problems is that there's little government funded research nowadays - it's all funded by the big agri and chemical companies who have axes to grind 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:07

Hello folks - supper eaten, feet are up, Campari & Soda at elbow, waiting for Springwatch - got to see if Chris Packham appears in my garden looking for Chris the Cuckoo 

Supper was lovely - I'm working my way through the freezer to make way for summer fruits and veg.  Today I defrosted some slices of goose left over from Christmas Day and used them to make these .  OH wants me to make them every day!!!

Panda  - put your feet up 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:59

If Nut says its Black Bryony then I'll say it's Black Bryony

I really can't see it very well anyway.   Must do something about some new specs 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:53

For some reason I can't enlarge and zoom in on this one, but from here, and wearing my old glasses, it looks remarkably like Russian Vine - Fallopia baldschuanica aka Mile a Minute Vine.  Google Mile a Minute Vine Images - you'll see that it's a pretty rampant climber.  I've known it pull guttering off a house.  When we moved here it was in the top of a mature ash tree - and I mean the top!!!

It is very pretty and can look lovely if you have several acres of space but in my humble opinion it should never be planted in an average sized garden. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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