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Posted: 05/02/2016 at 06:58

Edd - the clue is in the name - cornflower - cornfields are cultivated annually and wheat/barley/oats are sown and grow up straight and tall, leaving bare earth around them which is where the cornflowers and other annuals of cultivated soil grow.

This picture of wheat stubble shows how much bare soil there is in a cornfield

 The bare soil between the wheat is where the annual cornfield flowers such as cornflowers and poppies grow.


Meadow flowers are usually perennials and grow amongst grass which spreads out and makes a close-growing mat with no bare soil between the grass - they have to be much tougher than the flowers that grow in the cornfields. 



Posted: 05/02/2016 at 06:45

Nice to have an outing eh Pat?  


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 06:02

Good morning all     G'day Pat

Get well soon Pdoc and Yvie and Panda and anyone else feeling poorly or bruised. 

Pdoc, that's 'cos you went to see the doctor ... you must've caught the bug from someone in the waiting room.  

Hyacinth Bulb

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:56

It is - enjoy

Plant it a bit deeper than it was in the pot. It doesn't matter if the bottom couple of inches of the leaves get buried. 

Hyacinth Bulb

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:50

Cut the flower spike off and plant it in the garden in a spot that gets the spring sunshine.  Give it a bit of fertiliser and leave it alone this year, it'll die down over the summer so don't forget it's there.  Next spring it'll bloom again, not quite as impressive as in it's first year but still a pretty sight

coco de paimpol

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:45

I'm 20 years younger than you CJWP, but I started gardening with my granny's old gardening book so have lots of out of date information clogging my brain up

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:58

Philippa   I have it on good authority that Pdoc is having a beautiful huge Perspex dome erected over the whole area to keep the wind and rain out, there will be rainbows and twinkling stars and shimmering waterfalls  and a beautiful glowing moon - you won't have to experience Yorkshire winter weather

And don't worry, you'll get picked up by the Tardis - it knows its way around

Private Messages

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 16:10

Woo-hoo !!!!!!!!!!!!!  Fantastic news SGL

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 16:03

Verdun, that sounds very promising

coco de paimpol

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 15:20

There used to be two sorts of cauliflower - the summer cauliflower which is a cauliflower, and the winter cauliflower which was more of a broccoli in it's breeding.

Things have changed and although we still have summer and winter varieties, the winter ones now look more like a cauliflower than they used to ......... if that makes sense

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