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Can I grow veg next to Bracken?

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 12:40

As for spores on the veg... Washing the veg under a tap should get rid of them.


Posted: 23/07/2015 at 12:38

SGL I think if you have kids, the spiralizer would be great. It could keep them busy for a while.   It washes up easy enough (I bought one from lakeland. )



Posted: 23/07/2015 at 12:34

Well we have had no pasta in six months, so this way he can have a few pasta dishes without the carbs. I can make rice out of caulifowers so that goes with curry.

I'm not as strict as he should be , I still have odd cake or biscuit at work. Main thing I have cut out is bread and pasta. I feel a lot better for it,less bloated. Maybe its the gluten thing... although I would say its intolerance if anything and not allergic like a coeliac.

I have lost a stone without really trying....

 If anyone does a lot of baking, muffins etc, Poundland have a great range of Jane Asher  stuff in, mixes, toppings, cake holders, bun trays, mixing bowls etc. I bought a couple of tray bake non stick tins, mainly because I thought they would be good for other stuff in oven, they are about an inch deep.

I have stripped one bush of blackcurrants this morning.. I had better get on and jam them.  It looks like rain here. Big black clouds have come over.

plant identification

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 12:23

I think the first is a n almost dead hydrangea. It need a feed and lots of water.

Second one may be hemerocallis, but as obelix says, lots of things look like that until they flower.

Unknown anaphylaxis

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 12:19

The plant looks like Jasmine.    Jasminum officinale

Its not a usual cause of allergic reactions, indeed the oil is often used in perfume and aromatherapy.

That said, it is possible to become allergic to almost anything.

 Do you have any cow parsley type plants in the garden that you may have brushed against, or any euphorbias?

Weed ID

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:15

It looks like the first year rosette of jack by the hedge. Alliaria petiolata. Stinks of garlic. You can cook it.

Weed ID

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:12

Do the leaves smell when you crush them?

strange looking seedling

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:56

Recycled compost ?

I send all my seeding nettles to recycling too, along with bindweed , creeping buttercups and thistles. I am not going to pay to get them back.

Help me identify this plant

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:53

I think its too big to move, but you can take cuttings now from the fat green shoots. I brought mine from my old garden that way. If you lose it, I think there are better varieties now for floriferousness, but I don't think the perfume can be beat on this.

Help me identify this plant

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:50

Philadelphus "Virginal"

It gets a bit leggy. Take old flowered shoots out after flowering (any time around now to mid August) to let the new green shoots through to flower next year. Cut some of the old thick wood down to the base on a three year cycle. It flowers on last years wood.

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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Bug identification please.

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