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Can you please help me identify this plant, x2 photos attached, thank you

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:05

Fennel is easy to identify. crush a few leaves between your fingers and smell the aniseedy type smell.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 11:00

Mr and Mrs Mallard are still here.They give me quite an indignant quack when I disturb their peace.

  Yesterday I cleared an area that had shasta daisies in, and this morning I am wondering what happened to Thalictrum thundercloud. Good job I saved some seed.

I'm glad your mum is OK, Dove.

Seeds of brassicas  sown in plugs yesterday. Hardy annuals to sow in plugs for gaps . My cosmos are up, and the onion seedlings.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 07:54

Maybe some of the instant home improvement and ground force lot could get stuck in. There must be at least a series of tv progs there.

Mice and seedlings

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 07:47

They love any peas or beans. I use tight fitting propagater lids and mousetraps.

Geranium Lord Bute

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 07:10

Take off your cuttings now, cut back the old plant to about a foot, repot in fresh compost, and feed and water well. 

Identify plant

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:37

Kalanchoe? of some sort.

Spindly Brussels sprout seedlings

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 21:12

Too warm. Brussels will germinate fine  on a cool windowsill inside. As soon as they are up, get them outside into a sheltered place/cold frame.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:31

I had three arches from Agriframes joined together to make a pergola. Very strong. My nephews thought it was a climbing frame until the plants grew over it.Its been up 25 years and still  rock solid.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 19:05

Stacey, my  Thalictrum sphaerocephalon is about 6 inches high.


mulch query

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:21

If theres absolutely no sign of growth, you can cover them up. If they have signs of growth, just put around each crown. Mine are already showing small leaves, and I have mulched around them.

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