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Posted: 30/07/2016 at 09:06

Hi Laurence, it may simply be that they're old leaves dying back. It's quite common in lots of plants as they grow.

If you haven't replaced or refreshed any of the soil/compost it's in, it could also be short of nutrients. Not sure they're suited to containers really, unless it's a nice big one. They make quite big clumps, so you might be better finding a space in the ground for it if you can 

Please help to identify these plants :)

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 08:59

Think that second one is Ammi majus Stuart -has lots of common name like Bishp's weed.  Someone else will correct me if I'm wrong.

Don't know the first one though.


Posted: 30/07/2016 at 08:49

Morning all/afties Pat. Did you have to mention the rubber bands - reminds me of the vet 'doing' young ponies and I haven't had my breakfast yet  

Loved your sunset pic - you should stick that on the camera thread too  

Good day here so more grafting to do. I misread your post Joyce - thought you said 'tanning in the garden'. Bit optimistic , I thought...

I'm sitting here and I can hear a buzzard. There's always a few round here this time of year. The crows will start giving them grief soon,no doubt.

Nice to see you doc. Bit of fresh air and 'taming' is always good to put the world to rights 

Missing Eucomis bulb

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 08:42

Looks good KonG. The standard green one is nice, but Sparkling Burgundy is a really attractive plant. You have exactly the beneficial conditions it likes too.

 I might resort to a pot if I get more, as the soil conditions over winter really aren't suitable. Might try both as I can improve the area it would go in while I construct it, and, like Joyce, the eaves of the house will offer good protection from the elements  

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 08:36

It's also a pity that there's an element of 'do as I say, not as I do' with some posters. 

Hefty - the programme is available on catch up TV too if you have that facility, although I don't know how long for.It's also on i Player 

Apologies if I'm repeating that info. 

I always feel that makeover shows can be useful for ideas  - especially for people who are unsure of what they want to do in a new garden, or are bored with what they have and want a change. If it also encourages people to go out and use their garden instead of it simply being a 'space they have to maintain'  or a dumping ground, that has to be a good thing. It's also a pleasant way to spend half an hour or an hour  

Camera Talk

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 00:10

Stunning Sheps. Nice fleecy trousers too  

The trouble with them is, the b*****s hide in the heather and wait for you to walk past, then take great pleasure in 'erupting'  

The worst is when a load of them take off and, just when you think it's safe, a straggler burts out and gives you another heart attack!  

The black ones are particularly splendid. Do you have any pix of them? They do a special event at one of the Munros up here (Schiehallion) when they're doing their 'thing' at the lek. I saw a couple in the mist at the top of one of the Orchy hills many years ago. Very strange experience!

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:48

That one was with the rest of his family at the time Sheps   

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:26

They hang around, hidden among planting nearby usually, until they're big enough to have little froglets of their own  

It takes a few years till they're mature enough to reproduce. Of course, they don't all make it to that stage....

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:23

Flippin' 'eck Sheps - I should have gone to Specsavers!  

They're quite common on the hills, but there are so many grouse as well at this time of year that I always make the assumption they're young grouse. They have a lovely little piping call too - and always a bit sad if you hear one on it's own and see it running around searching...  

Funnily enough - I was singing your praises to the lad I walked back with as we were discussing wildlife on the hills. He was keen to learn more about all the birds and plants he was seeing, and I told him I was on a forum where there was a terrific wildlife photographer whose photos were stunning... 


Last edited: 29 July 2016 23:23:52

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:44

I'm now doing the rest of the paths round the side, hence the gravel, as the extension to the house is all finished. Today I was putting up a new bit of fence and moving/amending the gate I had done previously for the side of the existing house. It's just to the right of the bag of gravel  

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