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Beige patches on Origanum Vulgare

Posted: Today at 14:22
Hi Rachel, I've grown this plant from seed this year. I'm not an expert on plant diseases, could it be some kind of leaf miner? Though that's usually lines rather than patches

Cilla Black has died

Posted: Today at 14:16
Very saddened to hear this news. She was a natural entertainer and all round talent. Will be missed by many.

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:57
Well I was going to say the brown rat (they're so cute!!) but alas...they are not native.

So I'll have to say the otter also. When I was a wee lad, I travelled with my parents to the Scottish highlands on a number of occasions, visiting Gavin Maxwell's location at Sandaig. I had read Ring of Bright Water too Dove...and knew the story of Mijbil and Edal. Being only 10 at the time it was an evocative location and remains so (smiley face).

Plant ID please

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 22:56

Very true about foxgloves Berghill, I was pulling some up only this morning without gloves.

Mimulus Lutea

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 21:14

Oh I see  And there's me thinking it was a desired 'must have' pond accessory 

Mimulus Lutea

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 20:47

Has anyone here collected mimulus lutea seeds before? I have two upright stems both with a single, last flower at the top. There are brown pods lining each stem further down. I'm trying to gain advice in the event the seeds fall out into the water. But then being a bog garden/water plant, I suppose they are meant to do that? 

old man's beard

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 23:16

What attracts me is the wildlife benefit. I have honeysuckle already which can be invasive. Ditto I have Virginia creeper. Oh and hedge bindweed 


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 22:08

Well the devils-bit likes moist to wet conditions, the field drier. But both have more of an upright habit I would say. If its ground cover you're after then I'd say no.


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 20:31

Pete - the two scabious I have that I can definitely ID are Field and Devil's-bit. I have a third which I 'think' is Small scabious.

As far as I know both Field and Devil's-bit are perennial and I'm assuming can be divided, though I grew the Field from seed. I'm new to all three 

old man's beard

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:09

Hmm...I see it is host plant to the larvae of a wide range of moths. Anyone got any seeds?  Or am I asking for trouble?  It can't be any worse than Virginia creeper can it?  

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