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Back for another small flower ID!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:58

pink alyssum.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:44

While I was making jam, I found the jam thermometer. I don't use it as I use the cold plate and finger test,follwed by the spoonful in the mouth test.

So I stuck it in the compost heap which is cooking nicely.  140 fahrenheit..

Hazelnut trees - What are your experiences?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:39

They can have all the acorns. it saves me sweeping them up.

Rudbeckia?...any ideas what this is?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:35

I thought Inula at first, but my Inula helenium is not that big. But very similar flowers.

But of course it could grow bigger in better soil

Hazelnut trees - What are your experiences?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:30

I have a corkscrew hazel, normal hazel and red hazel. The squirrels eat the lot.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:28

Kef,what sort are those mini cukes?. Really nice with red and yellow toms out of the greenhouse.

Dove, you're a foody.. Do you think blackcurrants would work in a blueberry muffin recipe?

I'm watering the cucurbits patch.Good job its a long way from the house. Triffids come to mind. I'm sure the crown prince are putting on six inches a day.

Rudbeckia?...any ideas what this is?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:17

See above


Rudbeckia?...any ideas what this is?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:16

Telekia speciosa


hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:40

Verdun, is that one plant.? is it in full sun?

I ask because I have three very small rozannes, which are just starting to flower, and I really want them to ground cover a shady dry patch...


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:15

6 Ib of blackcurrants picked, washed, jammed. I strained some, to make blackcurrant syrup. I thought it could go on ice cream.  This is because lodger next door was offered some jam,but turned it down because it has seeds in it.(after she had asked me what I used to make blackcurrant jam...).

 Some of MIL's treasures sold at auction today. I was watching online between jammimg.  10 lots submitted, 2 lots missing, 3 unsold, 5 sold at less than estimate..  Maybe we'll get dinner out of it....

More blackcurrants to pick.. No more jam, I've got too much, I think these will be frozen for pies.  Watering to do... still no rain here.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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squash crown prince

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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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