Latest posts by jatnikapyar

trying to identify this shrub, have tried with two pictures, hope it helps

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 08:49

So Nut, Jat is grinning...

Talkback: How to grow a peanut plant

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:00

Peanuts or ground nuts is a vine and the nuts grow under ground in a casing, usually containing up to three peanuts.The vine grows wild in the tropics and needs hot  and sunny conditions to produce the peanuts. They are easy to grow(Diana W is right) and will sprout from the peanuts if you buy the UNROASTED in shell ones.In the tropics the shoots are nipped to encourage the vine to spread and grow quickly. The shoots taste like the broad bean shoots(I nip them(BB) to try and avoid black fly infestation), but you need lots as they shrink like spinach when cooked.

I tried growing peanuts and sweet potato here, in the GH, but failed miserably!! The foliage of the sweet potato was lovely though and would look good if trained around a support !! This was a couple of years ago. 

I have seen ads. for both plants in plant catalogs so maybe they have produced plants that have been adapted to grow in the UK.



The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 08:38

Now that IS a mystery Tonks as I know that mice love sunflower seeds. Maybe other forum followers could throw a light on that!

The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 09:22

I have field mice nesting in my GH, together with two frogs. I got over the problem by getting some plastic covers( I,m sure they have a name) to go over the seed trays. Fingers crossed and they have worked for a couple of years. Prior to that I only had seedling stalks and uprooted seedlings. I only realised that the culprits were these cute little darlings when I saw the nest and one of them !! So beautiful, but SOoo distructive eh!!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 09:04

AAaaaaa........I am SO SO green eyed BL, it is a gift to be a park ranger, and in France too , but on second thought, I love Blighty too much and the challenge of gardening  here. Enjoy !

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:54

Ta Nut and Jack 3,it is good to note that there are youngsters today do give thought to what oldies like me say

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 10:49

 Hi Jack, I took over a very neglected garden 40 years ago and am STILL fighting with brambles, seedlings of horse chestnut,hazel nuts,rowen, bind weed couch grass etc. As it is often said on this forum, plants we do not like or ones in the wrong place do annoy us, and, we can easily become obsessed with destroying them. I have dealt with this by taking the advise of an elderly gentleman who lived next door. He used to say "...my dear, don't waste your energy on unimportant things, put it into doing and enjoying what you love doing." Good advice I think, as even today I am still trying to get rid of these plants by lopping and pulling at them; but give most of my time to the ones I enjoy nurturing.

So Jack, I am that elderly person now, and I say to you, do not stress over what annoys you but concentrate on what gives you pleasure. By all means do spend time on clearing what is annoying you, but not so much that summer is gone with you not smelling the roses


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:54

I hope it arrives this year Chicky, I wasn't that lucky.Fingers crossed for you

Wooden Pergola

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:47

Hi Supernoodle, I agree with Nut, expect for the wisteria. I have a north facing pergola and I so wanted a wisteria. It did not like me at all and after 5years I had to move it. I think, despite giving it all it demanded, it just sat there and sulked as it did not like the north aspect !! So, do a bit of research and chose your plants wisely. Not only will you enjoy planting but watching them grow. I have ALL the plants in planters and they have done well. A few took longer to establish but the patience was rewarding. Do use BIG deep pots and they will  work(within reason). I have up to three plants per pot and surprisingly, they are Ok. As Nut says, clematis and roses are good companions and I have chosen ones that flower at different times.

Besides the clematis and roses I have Rhiochiton, chocolate vine,coboea,golden hop, grapes and Acinidia Arguta.  

The whole project is quite time consuming as it needs regular pruning,watering,feed and admiring!!

So Noodle, have fun

wild garlic

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:27

Hi, Cwoodward, I have sent you a PM

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