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Posted: 23/06/2016 at 13:06

I suspect that always happened with my mum and dad too.

I suspect it will be so close, that even if there is a 1per cent majority, an excuse will be found .. Not enough people voted, not 50% of population eligible to vote  or something else


ID for young shrub, please.

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 12:54

I don't think it's either. Looks like one of the shrubby honeysuckles.

Can someone please ID this for me?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 12:52

A weed of the chenopodium family. It seeds everywhere. Pull it out now.

I D Please

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 11:00

There was a gorgeous one growing in the sand at the edge of the beach in North Sulawesi. We passed it every morning going to the dive boat. The spent flowers would be on the ground. The most exotic thing I've seen. Constant 30centigrade all year round.

Can anyone please help with naming this plant?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 10:57

I think it is hesperis. The leaves are wrong for erysimum Bowles mauve, although the flowering habit is OTT for hesperis.

I D Please

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 10:52

Sorry.. Albizia . It won't let me edit.

I D Please

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 10:50

I think it is Albrizzia julibrissin. (Silk tree)It should flower with pretty silky pom poms. I think it only likely in a conservatory in this country. They were advertising them a lot a couple of years ago.

Nematodes and slug control

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 10:17

Frogs are good. I put slug pubs down last night and have just inspected them. Near the pond, they have not caught any. Hostas near the pond do not have holes. I caught the most next to the French beans, which are the furthest from the pond.  I have a resident frog in the greenhouse. He has his own personal pond(a dish of water)


Posted: 23/06/2016 at 09:31

Well all we seem to have had is football, more football, news of hooligans fighting over football, tennis, and the referendum. Today is voting day.  Rain is forecast but is humid here at the moment. I think it might be a bad year for blight on potatoes, given the conditions.

I have a few stray potatoes coming up in the lines of gladioli. I think they are Sarpo varieties which are blight resistant, so time will tell.

I have raspberries ready for picking. Just have to beat the blackbirds to them. 


Posted: 23/06/2016 at 08:56

I am assuming that you have shotguns like most farmers, Pat.

Shooting stray drones down would make a change to clay pigeon shooting. 

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