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Help identifying plants

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:58

Hello, thanks for the id of no 3 snowberry. I inherited this one and often wondered what it was.

It's on the border of the garden but I find it invasive as it pops up in the beds and is almost impossible to pull out. Don't think it has any useful purpose for nature, so I would be careful of where you plant it.

 

 

 

Anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:00

MIght be worth trying a new post to this thread and see if the tree icon is there then. I can't see the tree icon on my previous posts only the one that I'm writing.......hope that makes sense

Another bee question

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:52

Thanks both, caught a glimpse of a couple today and from what I can tell they look like bumblies. Leaving it or the base is an option as we don't want to do them any harm.

Been on the bumblebees conservation site and they advocate leaving it alone as the nests don't last for long and the queen will find somewhere else to hibernate. Wasn't sure if the queen hibernates in the same nest or finds somewhere else but it looks as if she will move on.

Thanks again

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:23

Not yet....but looking like strong healthy plants

How much is too much ??

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:38

Not ever heard of this before, stagnant water can become smelly but I don't think it would do any harm to plants. I only have one water butt which is plastic, I use all the water this time of year  before it starts to smell

Another bee question

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:26

Hello, my mum is having some work done in her garden and having an old shed taken down. A lot of bees were noticed going down into the old floor boards of the shed and it looks like they have a nest down there. Don't know what type of bees they were other than they were quite large and looked liked the traditional bumblies.

Just wondering what is the best course of action? Thanks for any info

seed saving

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:14

Hi darren, I've not collected seeds off lupins but I would think that you have to wait until they dry naturally on the plant. Lupins have loads of seeds,  I cut a lot of yesterday so you would only need to keep one drying flower/seed spike to have loads of seeds.

When I've grown them from seed I didn't scar or soak them, not sure how long they keep but I would think you more lilkely to get good results with fresh seeds.  Have tried to take cuttings rather than grow from seed? This is just a thought......I grew some from seed last year and they are still tiny so no flowers will have to wait until next

Early potatoes

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:31

I hope so Sara first year here and really excited

Early potatoes

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:06

My budding courgettes, not eaten them yet  and making my own mint sauce

Red Hot Pokers

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:02

Hi Sara, only been growing them for a year and I've found that here the flower spikes once up have become bare really quickly. Not seen any birds on them though.

Can't see that it will harm the plant if you cut the spent flower shoots off

Discussions started by hollie hock

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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