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Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:24

I hope everyone is OK. The weather up north looks awful. No rain here, just a bit gusty.

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:22

Were they buried or lying flat on the surface.? The shoot looks a bit like Hedychium  but mine still have leaves and are dying down at the moment.

What did the leaves and/or flowers look like?

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:36

I don't buy the mixed seed which is bulked up with  wheat. The birds just throw the wheat out which then attracts wood pigeons. For what gets eaten, the more expensive fine  seed mix is actually more  economical.

what is this vegetable? ID please

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 21:57

Looks more like sprouting broccoli , but not flowering yet.

Plant ID, please.

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 18:18

I thought eschscholzia (californian poppy)  too. Maybe let one flower and see.

Fascinating discovery

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 15:43


Fascinating discovery

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 15:38

I had teasel and sweet peas do that last year, and opium poppies this year. I also bought some pod peas, to find some had germinated when I podded them.


Dystopian Garden Sculpture

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 09:04

The ancient chinese practice of binding feet to make them tiny comes to mind. They thought it beautiful, I think it abhorrent.

I am of the opinion that a lot of the silly prices paid for modern art today is often a case of the emperor's new clothes. To me, a pile of bricks is potentially functional, not art.


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:54

It used to come in different flavours. I never understood the ones who wanted the extra strong with garlic

Dystopian Garden Sculpture

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:03

Just to disagree with you Edd. Cancer is not a fungi, it is an overgrowth of normal animal cells. It may be caused by fungal spores, fern spores, viruses, or other vegetable or mineral carcinogens such as tobacco or blue asbestos.

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