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Latest posts by landgirl100

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:21

I had a great day, it's a lovely place for winter colour. And I got to see Nut's stunning garden as well! Thanks for the company, folks.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:35

I've just sorted out all my seeds, I've got lots that I don't need. I'll bring them along tomorrow and you can all fight over them! Mostly free veg ones from last year's magazines, plus a few that are slightly out of date - I'm not doing veg this year, apart from potatoes.

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 16:29

The first Helleborus orientalis opened today - a nice pink colour. I love to turn them up to see their faces. The winter aconites are a lovely splash of yellow.

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:45

Do you mean bedding annuals? In pots or in the ground?

PlantSpotting. A Conceptual Project.

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 11:29

Serious botanists would be very excited about this idea if it works, particularly where microspecies are involved, like Rubus or Taraxacum. But as Edd says, it would all depend on the database availability. Amazing to think that the technology is nearly there for a handheld genotyping device.

It would be a real shame if it ended up with the loss of the observational skills that make botany so fascinating, though.

Is it Lythrum is it a bog plant?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 11:18

Lythrum salicaria is Purple Loosestrife, a lovely waterside plant. Your shoots may well be this species, but they also sound like a willowherb - watch and wait!


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 15:44

They are probably a pair, males and females look alike.

Paper shreddings

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 15:43

I've not had any problems, I think any toxins remaining would be in minute quantities after mixing with green waste and composting. Don't some inks derive from plant products? If you were worried, you could just not use it where edible crops are grown.


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 11:06

Rubbish ad anyway as Marestail grows in fresh water and not in gardens. Or perhaps it's all the floods causing a problem!

Plant ID please

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 11:02

I can see Daisy (Bellis perennis) and Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens), but no Plantain.

When I click on a photo to enlarge, it is huge and loses all definition. Anyone know if there's a way round this?

Discussions started by landgirl100

Who ate the lupins???

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Cherry plum suckers

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Seeds in mortar

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 21:48

Seeds have arrived!

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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 20:23

Can't get no inspiration!

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