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Plant Identification

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 13:58

Thank you Victoria Sponge . I think I bought the seed and sowed it last year but for once hadn't kept the packetj. Thhis is a small border and they can be propped up on some   growing gladiolas but most are coming up near the front so I have had to stake them they are pretty amongst other flowers and have you noticed how cold the stems are?  

Plant Identification

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 00:05

Please can anyone tell me what this is  There is a row of them in my little flower garden .They're tall and spindly. I have had to support them on canes. 

Nikunj I have these balloon flowers ,they are a lovely blue ,yours look white though don`t they , They are a Chinese flower and very pretty

stagnant pond

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 01:35

Yes this is a great help thank you  .I did not manage to remove all the leaves at the bottom if the pond which i think you are right ,this is the main cause . I do have some barley straw so will use some of that when the rain stops.  Once more thank you for your suggestions 

stagnant pond

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 11:39

  My small pond has gone really  nasty and green ,although I have cleared it as much as I can it still seems whiffy and in the evening is attracting some nasty midges . I used to have bats around but some unmentionable person cut down the trees they inhabited "Because he could" so nothing to clear the air either.

So please can anyone suggest a way of clearing the pond and cleaning it ?

Talkback: How to grow potatoes in a container

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:53

Thanks will leave the lid off ...though it  snowed this morning then rain now sinshine   April showers !!!!

Talkback: How to grow potatoes in a container

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:29

This might sound a silly question but do I put the lid of the dustbin on after planting? 

Warm Autumn

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 00:29
Here too in Hertfordshire it's dry and warm. I have,seen a bee and flies and yes even a butterfly last week. Also Ive been pruning and planting spring bulbs and winter pansies. We have spring bulbs showing through and broad beans under clich??s even flowers on tomatoes under a cloche. Just hope they won't all be lost in the cold of winter

Warm Autumn

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 11:07

I have just disturbed a large bumble bee in my living room and flies have been seen too  ,still around now on the 11th of November Last week there were one or two butterflies    Incredible !  I have also had to water new plants several times this week

small tree

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 00:24
I, too would say a crab apple. I have one thst is quite fast growing beautiful flowers in the spring and fruits now going red that the blackbirds live to eat at Christmas. I d id want one tgat would have crab apples large enough to make jelly with but this is lovely anyway. I bought it from Barcham trees who delivered and planted it

puzzle plant

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 18:56

I don't know whether anyone remembers my weird plant . I realize now as it has grown thanks to the people who were able to help identify it as a teazle I am seeing quite a few around There are a lot that grow wild by the local stream and I think they were used to comb wool as once long ago this was a sheep producing area.


Now the plant the plant is slowly turning a lovely shade of blue it is attracting hundreds of hover flies and lots of worker bees too .

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stagnant pond

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Warm Autumn

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puzzle plant

huge plant identified as teazle 
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puzzle plant

About 2 feet (1.5 metres) dark green, fast growing 
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mini lemon cypresses

growing hints please  
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shaded corner bush

ideas please  
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strange colour 
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what is this tree?

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wild Orchid.????

flower type please. if  
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Honey berry?

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"Bug. Hotel"

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Fruit trees

Very small 
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