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Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:10
Berghill wrote (see)

That Oxalis is one of the worst weeds going. Burn it before the seeds pop or you will have it all over your garden, your neighbours gardens. It really is a baddy of the first water.

Thanks, will do that...


Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:48
artjak wrote (see)

Jimbolena, your garden looks very interesting. I like what you have done there

Thanks, it's been 5 years in the making, there were a couple of perrenials and some ground cover plants, no steps and grass at the top terrace. I quickly covered the grass with bark because there's no access to the garden other than through the house so having to haul a lawn mower through every week was upsetting my wife and me.

I love the wee pond I built this year, it's developed into a delight. The algae issue has righted itself, I'm not 100% sure how, I was told that some little algae eating critters just arrive and munch away, the lilies help aswell but anyway it seems to have calmed down, I was cleaning it every two weeks which was a mission.


Anyway check out my algae cleaner, free of charge pot cleaner....



Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:39

I just read wikipedia about it, regarded as a weed by most gardeners, it can be eaten though so it may not go to complete waste...lol.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:34

It's a pretty wee thing and thanks to everyone for the ID.

I feel it's going to spread a bit so it's end may be in the bin, any thoughts....I have a postage stamp of a garden so have to very selective.


Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:01


 I'm growing this in the greenhouse and it's doing well in there, it's even growing trailing stems. It's an interesting plant as the flowers seem to close up at night then reappear in the day.

I've no idea what it is though. It was sold from ebay as Auricula seeds. Is it an auricula or....?

Auricula help

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:39

It's tricky in the Scotland, we need the greenhouse because right as I type, it's thunder, lightning and heavy rain. All my toms would be pulverized.

Anyway I'm not starving, I just grow for the thrill (don't tell anyone but that's a lie, I desperately want a decent crop) It never happens though so I just grow for fun 



Auricula help

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 19:37

I've moved it to a sheltered spot with dappled light, that'll be cool for it. I'll see how it gets on. I assumed it would grow better in the greenhouse. It has been very hot in there mind, I have noticed a lot of plants struggling, some of the plants have been wilting.

Thanks for that Nutcutlet, makes sense as it's a type of primula, I believe anyway so they like woodland floors with dappled light and cool conditions.

Auricula help

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 19:21

Well they'll hate it where they are now, in the greenhouse because it's boiling in there. I should be able to find somewhere nice for it to live.

How's the rubus?

Auricula help

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 18:52

I watched an episode of GardenersWorld and fell in love with the beautiful auricula's so I had to buy some seeds as there's none to buy in Dumfries.

Some seeds have germinated in the greenhouse but have seemed to have stopped growing.

Can anyone help me to go forward with these, put them outside...??? Don't know!

There's a few in the pot but you can't see them very well.


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