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Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:36

I think we got there at the same time, lizzie.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:35

They are annual opium poppies. They tend to seed around, but are not classed as perennial.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:34

Oh no, Panda, have you got something else in mind, or are you going to send him out to work and be a kept woman?

It's always been my ambition to be a kept woman..... but the result has been a total failure.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:56

If its perennial, its similar to "pattys plum", but seeds may not come true to the parent.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:49

They look like the annual opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Or it could be a type of the perennial oriental poppy. Have you got a photo of the leaves, ?  that would be definitive.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:02

Mmm the hospital saga continues. They have written to me at my mums address, asking me for my comments on dads  care, as they say I  am next of kin. Wrong. I am not next of kin, mum was, but as she says, they only ignored her anyway.

I feel a long letter coming on.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 17:43

Car had new spring, new linkages??? and wheel realignment.

Seems to run better. They forgot to do the MOT and service, as it wasn't really due til next month anyway, I'll take  it back next month. Financial pain split up.

Car tax due this month as well.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 15:47

iIve ordered some gladioli for cutting and some Eucomis  sparkling burgundy for pots.

Also, does anyone know the best way to germinate banana seeds.? I ordered three types in a fit of exoticism.

OH is on a diet, and I'm sort of going along with it. Currently he is having lots of veg and protein, and no wheat based products, so no pizza, pasta, cakes or biscuits.or beer.

Two days in and he's complaining he's hungry. There is plenty of squash soup in the fridge. He's got to do it. His annual medical says his blood sugar is slightly raised, so weight loss is the first move. He doesn't want more tablets.

My car is in for service, MOT and new spring. I'm expecting a big bill.

Big Onions

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:40

Bedfordshire champion are good keepers.

Big Onions

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 10:26

I generally get my onion seed in at the beginning of January, but it has been so cold this year I haven't put them in yet.

I have Robinsons Mammoth seed. Last year I had Kelsae as well.

The soil need good preparation. I use well rotted manure, Blood fish and bone, and calcified seaweed.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

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fungi identification please

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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