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Plant ID please

Posted: Yesterday 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.

Best bee plants today

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:45

I have bumblebees on the pulmonarias


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:40

Lots of hugs for Dove. I'm glad he was peaceful at the end. I don't envy you the task of telling your mum. With my MIL, we didn't tell her things at all like that during the last three years, she just didn't understand. When her sister in law died, and the family house was sold, and her husbands share finally came to the family, she wouldnt have understood, so we didnt tell her. Her world had contracted to her house, her children, two of which she didnt recognise, and a dedicated team of carers.

Alzheimer's is such a cruel disease.

How to use a cold frame

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:29

Depends on the seedlings. If frost tender annuals, then during April I would put them in the cold frame. Take the covers off during the day, or open lid to its widest. At night close them up. If a frost is forecast lay a sheet of newspaper or fleece over the plants to give added protection. Hardier perennial plants could go out earlier, give as much ventilation during day as possible, close up at night.

Few newbie questios (mainly tomatoes)

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 06:22

I use the florists  buckets and then drill holes in the bottom for tomatoes. Morrisons sell them off cheap. If there are none out ask them to save them for you.

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