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Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:01

Sorry, the dahlia above is a cosmos

Fruit from pips

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:08

There are lots of apples growing in hedgerow or at the side of busy roads, where apple cores have been thrown. They will not be identical to the parent apple. They may take many  years to flower and fruit.  Oranges need heat to survive the winter. Apples are grafted on to rootstocks to control the size of the tree.

Small clear resin-like drop on plum fruits

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:56

Aphids pierce the fruit and it exudes a resin.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:26

I've bought three plants of lingholm variety. Fingers crossed for next year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:59

Bit of drizzle here but it's stopped now.

My next door neighbour in the big house that own the wood was walking past last night. He is colour blind and can only see blue. He is 95, he had a cataract operation recently and he says that now he has better colour vision than when he was young.

 I gave him a couple of spare Salvia patens. Now he just has to get them past his wife.

There are very few true blues in the garden. He sees cichorium as a pale blue though I see it as purply blue. I think most blues have some purple in. My blue poppy this year was violet

scilla peruviana

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:32

Split the bulbs up and plant in the garden in fertile soil in a sunny position.  I think it's starved of nutrients.

Wildflower meadow not growing!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:23

Is it an annual wildflower mix?

Did you buy the seed or save it from previous years?

Another ID

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:37

African marigold?

ID Please

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 13:16

It looks like Linaria purpurea. also called toadflax. You can get a pink version called "Canon J Went" as well. They will seed around the garden. They are  ideal for a wildish garden as the bees love them.

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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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any non religious ideas 
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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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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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