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Posted: 28/04/2014 at 22:14

My hanging thingy is fern green. The door will be following on in two weeks. That means I have the joy of waiting in for fedex again.

OH reports the ducks on the canal all have ducklings. Our mallards  are still wandering around the garden, the drake following the female around. They like the new duck food. I suspect she is not planning on any egg laying duty soon.

 Do ducks eat tadpoles? We had lots of frogspawn, and usually there are lots of tadpoles, but i cant see any this year.

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:00

Whose Multi purpose compost are you using?

Maybe there is something in it that is killing the seedlings? Is it fine with other seedlings?


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 19:34

Fedex tried to deliver my new hanging tent thingy to the house next door. They will be coming back tomorrow to the right address!!!

I've pricked out delphiniums and more aquilegias. I've sown some perennials for next year. I've cut down nettles and put them in a distbin to make nettle tea for the brassicas. Its been a lovely day here, more like summer than spring.

I hope you had a good birthday, Orchid lady.

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:54

 In the ancient woodland at Felley Priory.


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:47

I believe it is a broad galvanized steel hand harrow. However links to a page where they could be found only show up a narrow version.

At the price (I gather £89 for the broad version) I guess they didn't sell many.

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 09:45

I also saw two solitary white specimens in the old bluebell wood. They were side hanging and identical in every other way to  the blue ones.


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 09:40

I am filling a bed next to next doors patio with lavender. It used to have pots on it that needed watering, last year it had a few lavender and a hedge of argyranthemums. I had the 48plugs which were tiny, but grown on they are now big enough to plant out. If you're not in a hurry I think they are  Ok. Just don't expect flowers this year. The alternative was 40 plants at a fiver each from the garden centre. Not an option really.

Happy birthday, orchid lady.

Identification needed

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:36

That would make sense I suppose.

I never see them here because our beech is hedging and never flowers. I thought for seed leaves they were huge.

Identification needed

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:24

This was growing under a beech tree in the bluebell wood. I assume it is wild. has anyone any idea? I couldn't decide whether the two leaves were seed leaves. They are quite large, probably 2 inch across.



Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:26

How big and what shape are these bulbs, kef   ?????

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