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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:17

Its raining heavy here.  I chased off the birds and picked some blackcurrants and raspberries and made summer pudding with butter brioche instead of bread.  I did have a quiche ready for tea, but now its gone cold  and wet I fancy fish n chips.

It looks sunny at wimbledon.

Can you help identify these plants please?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 17:07

No2 looks like a variegated dogwood.  Cornus florida variegata maybe??

Composting leaves

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 19:07

We mow up the oak leaves from the lawns using a rotary mower. They go in a builders bag, and when I only have grass cuttings to go in the compost  bin, I mix in some of the chopped up oak leaves. They make good compost over a year.

Help with identifying this plant

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:40
Agreed, tree peony

Moving Plants

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:08
You could always try a few cuttings, then if it dies when you move it you have a plan B

Can I move a foxglove now ?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:07
The only ones that are perennial are the illumination series, but the frost gets them instead as they are a cross with isoplexis. To propagate illuminatiion pink, talk to verdun.

Plant Identification (again, sorry!)

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 13:32
When the flowers fade, I pull them out. They are biennial like foxgloves but have a massive tap root.

Can I move a foxglove now ?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 13:21
Sometimes if you cut them down and leave them, they will flower the following year, but they are never as good. Best treated as biennial.

Can I move a foxglove now ?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:29
If they are in flower now, they will shortly die as most are biennial. Then you dig them up and either bin them or compost them

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 21:21
still no smileys here

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fungi identification please

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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

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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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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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