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Stunning Poppy.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:17

No. We dont get long enough hours of sunshine for the alkaloids to develop properly here. It needs long hot days , like Turkey or Afghanistan summer. They will be growing types selected for alkaloid production. We grow for pretty flower production.

Stunning Poppy.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:50

Papaver somniferum aka the opium poppy.  There are many double ones such as pink chiffon but you'd have to search for this variety. It looks like it is reverting to the single species type, although in Turkey that would be more white/purple.

what is this plant please

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:01

I'm assuming were not talking about the buddleja flower,antirrhinum or wallflower.

what is this plant please

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:00

I'm thinking comfrey.

Plants for wildlife

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 09:16

If they don't, a jam jar full of frogspawn next spring will kick start it for you.


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:59

Cosmos atrosanguineus (chocolate cosmos) will overwinter as a tuber like dahlias. The two grown as annuals C. bipinnatus and C sulphureus )from seed won't. They will produce lots of seed though.

CAn anyone name this plant for me please

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:56

Anywhere it likes to be. If you move it , you will have two, one from the bit of root you left behind, and one from the plant you moved. I think it is A. mollis, the leaves don't look spiky enough for A. spinosus.


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:53

Spinning?,Gym?, you have a garden FGS, what do you need a gym for? On Sunday I emptied The Rotol and dalek into the Tardis for maturing. One hours work with a fork. Yesterday I did some lopping,good for biceps. Today I am going to do some shredding. Shreddings go in big steaming pile in Builders bag for first heat up. Then a good sit down and give the eyes some exercise looking at the garden.

Cancel the gym membership. Spend it on plants instead.

Specimen Leylandii

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:25

If you've only got two wood pigeons, you're doing well. They breed like rats around here and are a flaming nuisance.

Similar to lots but can't find a match

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:00

I freeze the individual flowers into ice cubes for posh pimms.

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