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Plant ID please

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 20:11

Linaria purpurea

Salvia patens

Snowball bush Viburnum opulus


Dendrobium Orchid

Chelone obliqua

Last edited: 11 August 2016 20:12:36

Manganese in Epsom salts?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 12:49

Would someone at the main website please note that manganese deficiency cannot be cured by application of epsom salts. Epsom salts contain magnesium sulphate, not manganese.

photo of yellow headed daisy in my garden

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:55

The yellow or orange petals can be dried and used as fake saffron, or used fresh  to brighten up a mixed leaf salad. cheap saffron that you buy in some arab markets is actually dried calendula petals. you get the colour but not the glorious fragrance of saffron. if you are colouring rice to go with a curry, real saffron would be wasted.


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:49

It's rained overnight here.  bit windy and cloudy. A  catching up on indoor stuff sort of day I think.

Put the coffee on someone.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 22:23

Mine, all mine.

telegraph cucumbers very bitter

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 22:15

Always useful to be able to identify the knobs.

telegraph cucumbers very bitter

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:47

Ideas for a native mixed hedge

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:46

I would add in to ladybirds mix a few holly, the robins like to nest in it. If you want it neat, holly or hawthorn can be kept under control quite easily. The birds then add in all sorts of other stuff.

Cut dahlias

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:43

The big one is cafe au lait. Very late flowering. Dinner plate size flower.

Compost vs manure as mulch?

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:38

Just check that the horses have not been fed on hay which has been treated with Clopyralid. If the hay field was treated with it, the horses eat it and it persists in the manure for three years or more.   Weed killer contamination can cause devastation in your garden.

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Ghost orchid

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Manganese in Epsom salts?

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plant identification

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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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

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