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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:46

Mines being eaten too, but it still produces flowers.

Unknown plant

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:08

Yucca

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 17:02

I shredded the phlomis. It reminded me why I hate the thing. Tiny hairs all over like itching powder. I ended up with kitchen roll and a scarf over my face to stop me inhaling. With ear defenders on I must have looked quite a sight. Still, scarf and ear defenders matched!!!!

Then the window cleaner turned up, and I borrowed his ladders to get on the garage roof and cut down as much apricot as I could with loppers. The thick bits need a chainsaw but that can be done later. I've put most of that through the shredder as well, and filled another builders bag with shreddings. The first one is steaming nicely.

I itch all over now so I'm going to have a long bath and wash my hair. Might see you later.

Panda and friend, have a good time at the seaside. Don't wear out the donkeys, it's too hot for them.

Stunning Poppy.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:58

Not particularly. Pharmacognosy was once upon a time. Its fascinating how plants produce chemicals , particularly alkaloids and glycosides, that then have an effect on mechanisms in the human body. Most old drugs were plant derived. Digitalis for the heart and opium as a precurser to  opioid analgesics particularly popular. Senna pods  and Rhubarb root extract as laxatives being another. THC being extracted from Cannabis and used as a pure extract for Multiple Sclerosis treatment shows that research is still ongoing.

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

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