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Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:14
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Izal was very good .....for putting over a comb to make a 'musical instrument'.

But as for using it anywhere else

Oooh, but didn't it make your top lip feel funny?


Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:06

Or even squares of newspaper hanging from a nail in the outside two-seater privy - don't want to go back to  that either 


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:05
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

...  Bekkie - courgettes taste better when home grown sliced and cooked in butter

I find the flavour of sage works well with courgettes - I like to make a courgette and sage tart. 

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:03

Ok, probably not clematis then - photographs can be so deceiving ...

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 11:54

Not all clematis are climbers - there are what are known as 'herbaceous clematis' 

but I can't tell how big the flowers in your picture are .... 

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 11:35

The first of those three has a look of clematis about it at that angle, but it's hard to tell without an indication of scale etc 

Wildflowers but not a jungle!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:51

I have a similar area - we have a rambling rose and clematis montana to climb into the trees, and on the ground we have primroses in the spring, vinca major (have to cut it back from time to time but it's not a thug) alchemilla mollis, various ferns (mainly varieties of dryopteris as they can cope with the patches of dry shade) a white flowering currant (ribes indecorum?) hellebores, wild violets, native foxgloves and lamiums, arum maculatum, geum rivale (water avens) in the damper patch.

I'm planning to get some English native bluebells and Narcissus pseudonarcissus to plant 'in the green' next spring. 

What flower?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:23

Hi Donna 

To attach a picture click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet!

If it doesn't work let us know and we'll try to help 

burnt umbrella bamboo plant

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:22

If the leaves are sunburned and yellow I'd cut them off at the base - if it's in a container then you can move the plant into the shade , but otherwise treat it as normal - it will shoot again from the base. 

They are happiest in semi or dappled shade 

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:41

The description of 'small simple leaves' doesn't sound to me like a thalictrum aka meadow rue - looking forward to more pics 

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