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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 10:52

It can't form seed without flowering first. Grass flowers do not  have petals like daisies etc.

 If you transfer pic from camera to computer, then follow instuctions on the tree logo in tool bar above  the reply box.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 10:49

if anyone would like 10 packets of  thompson and morgan veg seed for £2.70,  go to


The offer finishes 31st August.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 10:19

I usually do buddleja cuttings in spring as soft wood cuttings, but you can do hard wood cuttings in winter too.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 10:03

I had thislast year. It arrived as a very large module. I potted it into a 6 inch pot. Planted out. It flowered all summer. It never reappeared after the winter.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 10:01

The china scam looks like a variation on the letter I got. Deceased man left millions , with my ex surname and my initial. It coud be transferred to my account (for a fee). It had to be kept secret.  I could email person in Hong Kong.   Funny thing was , it was postmarked Brixton and had a British stamp on it.

Matty I have never had one email from the forum.

The messaginging system seems to be up the spout. I will save seeds for you Stacey, and send them on when you can send me your address.

Talkback: Growing teasels

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 22:43

The stems are hollow .I have cut some into sections for a bee hotel.  The rest I leave the seedheads for the birds during the winter. The bees have finished with the flowers.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 22:10

There is a lot near the Trent, near us. The conservation lot tend to have a go at removing it each year. The problem is that it forms such big stands of it,that nothing will grow beneath it, and it is of little use to wildlife. Of course, they miss a few each year, and the floods spread the seeds far and wide.

seed share

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 21:46

In a sunny position they grow to about 8ft. The seeds can persist in the soil for a long time. I removed most of the top growth from a phormium which died 2 years ago, and they sprang up. I originally bought a plant 10 years ago. I thought I had removed all the seed heads, but obviously not.

If you send me the address, I will collect some more when it stops raining.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 21:10

It looks like himalayan balsam.A pest of river banks. Do you find the seed pods pop and propel seeds all over the place?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:41

salads and raw meat? I thought it was pasties and pilchards, washed down with scrumpy

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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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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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