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Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:45

We have been to Trentham gardens today. Monkey forest and tiny baby macaques enchanting.. banana cafe rubbish.

Loved Piet Oudolfs planting scheme. Found more fairies. Nice boat trip back to car park.

Thai restaurant for dinner.  Photos to follow tomorrow.


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:39

Hostafan. A Roscoea!!!

Plant in well drained moisture retentive soil in half shade. Mark it well. After it dies down for winter, you will think its died. Mine didnt reappear until late June, now galloping away. Which version of purpurea do you have?

Large brown seed pod ID

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:25

I think Entada gigas, described as 6cm across and hollow seeds that float. It comes out of a huge pod similar to beans.

Large brown seed pod ID

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 14:44

While searching for the original posters seed., I managed to identify my weird seed as

Dry fruit of Heritiera littoralis (Sterculiaceae), also known as puzzle fruit: An Asian tree of mud flats and river deltas.

I've had it for years not knowing what it was, I just like the shape.


Posted: 08/07/2015 at 14:30

Drizzling here.I planted a couple of things this morning but got wet. I'm currently watching tennis.

Tomorrow we may go to Trentham gardens in Stoke on Trent.

Large brown seed pod ID

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 13:14

As it floats, I'm veering towards Entada species for the original posting.

Large brown seed pod ID

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 11:14



 I picked this up beneath  tree in the botanical garden in Mauritius. It is very similar on one side,but not as big.

Large brown seed pod ID

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 11:10

I think thats a tropical tree seed, not a pod.


Love your garden in the sunniest county !

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 22:15

Wasnt that the marks and spencer advert music?

 Not just a garden.....oh now its turned to star trek.

I'm watching an hour behind on recorded.


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 19:56

Why do the women tennis players grunt so much?

If we had done it at school, we would have been told off for not being ladylike. 

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

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

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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