Latest posts by Farmergeddun

Any e.g. of Japanese knotweed actually damaging a property?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:52

Hi Adam

I think that's the point - it grows through concrete so as soon as it's seen there is a rush to get rid of it.  If it's in your garden you don't wait to see what damage it will do to your house - you pay to get rid.  If it didn't do lasting damage then the mortgage company wouldn't be bothered about guarantees.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:39

 Sgwd Henrhyd - tallest waterfall in South Wales and you can walk behind it


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:35

 One of the Dart rivers - I love wild camping.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:32

 Rest Bay Porthcawl - taken with an IPhone (sorry)

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:29
Diddydoit wrote (see)
careful verdun you know how some of the ladies can be.

I'd be careful too Diddy.  I however, won't say why 


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:26

I have a teenage daughter who asks if we can "like go Asdas".  "LIKE GO ASDAS?!"

Kids today now drop whole words not just t's and h's adn add an s onto the end.  I read through her instagram account regularly (looking for bullies and pervs) and I need a theasaurus to translate it - perhaps you could write one Stacey?

Hard plants to grow from seed

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:20

Can never get Verbena boriensis to grow - I just buy them as plugs.  

Yellow rattle can be difficult to get going.  It needs really short grass, some uncovered soil and stratification (cold spell then warmth) to germinate and grow.  It's a really interesting native wildflower.  It gets most of its food from grass roots so its unlike almost every other plant - they produce their food by photosynthesis alone.  

Yellow rattle gets its name from the seed pods that rattle with seeds.

Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:11
steephill wrote (see)

I was about to throw out a seed tray with what I thought were weed grass seedlings when I remembered that I had planted agapanthus seeds there . At least I hope that is what I have now. Either that or the weeds have become very regimented and now grow only in straight lines.

I know that feeling - looking at seed trays in the spring and being completely confounded as to what is poking its head out of the ground. 

Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:09

I'm not bothered by colour associations - just what it tastes like.  

I'm always frustrated when the OH labels things without the variety though.  Some stuff I want to buy again but can't and others I want to avoid.  I've tried to make her more organised but failed miserably.  I'm just content to label my own stuff on my own plot and let her get on with it....


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:06

I'm feelin ur swag Stacey....

Carving my pumkins tomorrow - bought a special (cheap) carving set and everything.

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