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Please identify my flowering plant in my garden

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 11:18

Peony flowered opium poppy. Papaver somniferum. Save the seed and scatter around if you want more. They do not yield opium in this country as we do not have enough day length and heat.

Serious Leaf Drop

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 11:16

water. Deciduous tree will drop leaves prematurely in drought as a protective measure.

Please identify my flowering plant in my garden

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 11:15


spam reported

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:38

I see cheap kitchens are up to W.

can't GW send them a bill for advertising.?That should slow them down

late summer plants

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:36

Start laying on lots of humus rich material such as compost, or well rotted manure.

 It will enable the soil to hold water better and the plants will do better. You can fork it in where you can , but just laying it on the surface works well, as the worms pull it down. Try rudbeckias for late summer colour.


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 10:30

I tried the hedgehog street site, but after it kicked me out three times from the registration, I gave up.

I dumped the remnants in a bin a long way from home. The sealed ziploc bag was already coated in maggots on the inside. (hope you've all finished brekkie.)

The monsoon the other night has greened the lawn up. OH will be able to mow it this afternoon as he's at home today.

 I'm going to have a weekend of editing the borders, removing all the bashed down stuff, and replacing with plants to flower later on.

Last nights dinner was a huge bowl of runner beans with salt and butter, and two jacket pots, all from the garden. I just love runner beans at this time of year.

Advice on potatoes

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 21:50

Kestrel potaotoes do have violet patches on. What does it look like scrubbed?

Problem with pumpkin.... Help and advice needed

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:12

To get a big pumpkin you only have one fruit per plant.  After one female flower has set and the fruit is starting to swell, remove all other flowers so the energy all goes into the one fruit. Then feed and water a lot.

Is this a ponytail plant.

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:07

They look more like Dracaena marginata


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 11:11

We don't have badgers. The only dog nearby is well fenced in. I suspect fox, cat or magpie as the villain.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

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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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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