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Another ID req in the Sponge Garden please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:01

Mine are all bent over too. My problem is that the overwintered plants look like dandelions and are in great danger of being dug out.

The flowers are almost identical to Catananche, or cupids dart when open, but the buds and plant habit are different.


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:57

Are these overwintered onions. ?

My onions are only just starting to swell and I wouldn't be thinking of drying them off for storage until Late August.

If the tops have died off, and you have dug them up, then you can dry them anywhere. Leaving them on the ground just invites slugs.

Can i uncover carrots yet?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:53

I'd keep it on.


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:52

What shrubs are they?

Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:51

Well I know Kef has a Brugmansia called little fidget

Could someone ID this for me please?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:50

I'm thinking  Centaurea montana too.


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:33

If in serious pain... find the nearest  walk in NHS centre. They should be able to offer antibiotics until you see a dentist.

A pharmacy will be able to supply painkillers. If you are not asthmatic or allergic to Ibuprofen, I recommend a mix of Solpadeine max(Paracetamol and codeine) up to eight a day,and Nurofen Plus (Ibuprofen and codeine) up to six a day.

Do not mix with alcohol,and as they are likely to make you woozy do not even consider driving on this combination.

Best of luck.

Clove oil contains a local anaesthetic , also there are mouth gels containg Lidocaine that you can rub in the area to numb it.(Anbesol or oragel)

Kale & Beans

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:23

I read about growing beans up sweet corn, but I grow my sweet corn in a block, planted a foot apart. (7 x 10).  As it is I have to wriggle through the gaps to harvest the sweet corn, as it seems to be the ones in the middle that ripen first(presumably due to better pollination in the centre of the block). I wondered how much harder it would be if beans were all over them as well. How big a block do you have and how far apart do you plant the sweetcorn.?

Poppy seed head

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 09:16

If they are going to move, ask them if you can have a chunk of root of their plant .  The new neighbours will have it still as any bit left in the ground  will form a new plant.

Is it Right or Wrong

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:38

Talk to your sons neighbours. I had to stop a new neighbour from "trimming" the oak tree as he objected to the acorns falling. It has a preservation order on it. If you dont like oak trees don't buy a house with a 150 year old oak on the boundary.

If the tree has a preservation order on you cannot do anything that will damage or harm the tree, and that includes trimming the roots.

Some trees such as plums, will send up suckers if you damage the roots. you may have a bigger problem  then.

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