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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:45

Good morning Beckie.

Plant identification

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:44

If you break a leaf and it oozes white sap, its a euphorbia of some sort. Dont get the sap on your skin, it will burn, especially if exposed to sunlight.

Why have my box plants turned orange?????

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:36

Box blight?



Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:33

Raining here. 

DDamsel, what is that bird? My mum would describe it as exotic. She says she has normal birds...sparrows and starlings, collared doves and the odd robin. We hardly ever see a sparrow, but I get the "exotics", great spotted woodpecker, various finches,  all  the tits except marshtit. We got very excited the first time a nuthatch turned up, it seems to be a regular now. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:19

It looks like someone dropped mixed salad leaf seeds into the pot.  The red thing def looks like raddichio. It often appears like that the second year, usually in a tray ive thrown out already. I grow salad leaves in old polystyrene fish boxes, crop them for a few weeks, then chuck it out when the next batch is coming along.

Has anyone seen this plant before?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:26

It can grow to 25ft. Its frost tender. Have you got a big greenhouse?


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:23

Pick them out and feed them to a robin. They wont harm the compost.

Plant identification

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 16:58

or  Euphorbia griffithi. difficult to tell until it flowers.

Lime flower bee food

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 10:49

I posted this earlier but it seems to have been deleted.

You could try pictorial meadows for flower seed for different situations, eg shady.


Bee Pitstop

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:49

You could make a flowering meadow, but it will be too late for those bees that wanted the lime flowers. They will probably disperse and find an alternate source of nectar.

Try "pictorial meadows" for wild flower seed for differing situations.

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