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Posted: 04/06/2016 at 16:24


No floods here. The soil under the oak is so dry I cant get a fork in. I've put the soaker hose on so I can put bean sticks in.

Hugs for chicky too.

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 07:50

I'm signing off for  the weekend as well. 

Apologies to all those who have queries. Maybe Nora and Daniel can help.

Identify plant please

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 07:48

There won't be lots of helpful people here this weekend. I'm joining the others , 48 hour embargo supporting pansyface.

Finishing Touches

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 07:29

There are lots of annual bedding plants in the garden centres at the moment which will brighten it up a bit. Some of the larger ones like cosmos or cleome  will give some height.

ID please!

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 07:21


Some sort of gourd or melon family.




Identify plant please

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 07:08

It is a type of annual euphorbia. Caper spurge. Euphorbia lathyris. The flowers are tiny and have the large winged bracts around them. The sap will cause photosensitisation of the skin... skin will burn on exposure to sunlight where the sap has touched. Use gloves to remove it.

Browning paper

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 20:42

If it looks fine, it is fine. taste it.


Posted: 02/06/2016 at 20:35

I recommend Ashwoods for hellebores, and Touchwood for aquilegia seeds, although I collect and distribute a lot of my aquilegias, many of the new ones came from Touchwood.

Plant ID

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:51

Its silene def., but I think its the one known as catchfly.  Silene armeria

An apple a day.....

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:32

Have you been giving it a bucket of water every week since March.? Newly planted trees take a year to really get their roots down. I wouldn't worry about flowers dropping off, they shouldn't be allowed to fruit the first year anyway.

Last edited: 02 June 2016 19:34:29

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