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Latest posts by Lavande

edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:55

That is fantastic - I'm sure it must have been hard work at the time but it sounds so exciting to me and what a great education while earning your pocket money 

I worked in a sweet shop after school - and all I gained in that period  - is a load of fillings


edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:36

Gosh how do you know these things!!  There is a field across the road (a very busy main road) which is planted each year with alternating vegetables - always pumpkins in autumn - I don't know what it is at the moment but I will see the men and their wives out with baskets harvesting it in a couple of months. Could that be the disturbed land?   Okay - that's another one to be whipped out this minute. 

Thank you Dove

edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:21

I have a suspicion this is a weed and I have seen it before but can't remember what I decided it was (it's the dark spots that I recognise).  It is thriving in one of my herb containers.  Does anyone recognise it?


ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 15:25

OOps I took so long typing - I thought for once I was going to be first to reply

ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 15:23

I think the top one is a member of the geranium family Katvet, I have lots of it in my garden too - there are areas where it is quite pretty - others where it is just not wanted.  It pulls up easily though.  I don't know what the blue one is, it looks very pretty but that's not to say it is welcome to take over.  You will definitely get an Id on both from some of the more experienced members - I just get over excited if I recognise something.

herbs and dahlias

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 15:15

It is small Fleurisa, it is a minute little shoot and I don't know what I was thinking, but I have managed to remove and re pot the basil without too much disturbance so that both Dahlia and basil can thrive in their own space

Peanuts for birds

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:39

Certainly at the rate they are feeding they wouldn't last long and realistically they probably would be fine for a couple of months after the date has expired I suppose. But that really leaves me feeling obliged to put all three out together and I have other food out so on principle I'll probably take them back- all the other packets and tubs I bought are dated 2015.  Well I'll see how the week goes - I might not have time to stick to my principles.  Yes, if I'd spotted the date in the shop I would have mentioned the date - I wouldn't have bought them but they would have had to reduce them.

I'm watching them feed as I type and they really are gutsy little things at the moment

herbs and dahlias

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:23

Oh thanks Dave - I focused completely on the wrong thing when trying to save space.  Thanks a lot - I'll take them out before they establish themselves and find space somehow for a few new pots.

Mystery plant ID

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:18

...yes aliens with no conscience because they are springing up all over my garden.  In fact I seem to be attracting a variety of uninvited euphorbia species.  I actually think they are gorgeous but I simply don't have the space for them and they are rampant - huge tall ones, little feathery ones and various others. If I had a huge garden I would definitely have a euphorbia collection - but I don't

herbs and dahlias

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 13:46

I did try to google this but didn't get any information that made me feel 100% confident.  I planted a dahlia in a big pot and thinking about it, it was a pretty generous amount of space to give it.  Now I have so many herbs from my seedlings that if I don't separate them all I'm going to lose them.  I have created various mixed planters of herbs ie mint, parsley basil - but it doesn't take long for the parsley to put the basil in shade and it becomes stunted as a result.  Having now run out of space - I have planted some basil round the rim of the dahlia pot and am now wondering if that is okay or is there any problem with toxic roots etc?? Sorry for sounding so naive.

Discussions started by Lavande

Seed Head ID

I'm sure it's not a dandielion 
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white jumpy things in indoor plant pot

long thin white things move quickly when disturbed  
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Little lemon tree

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Do birds eat blackfly? 
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lifting winter pansies for geraniums

what do I do with the pansies - they are still looking quite good 
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My bird feeders are placed where I can enjoy watching...

I love to watch the birds feeding and playing and enjoy seeing the roses and flowers at the same time but.... 
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edible or interloper?

thriving among my herbs 
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herbs and dahlias

can herbs and bulbs - dahlias for example be planted in same pot 
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woolly aphid?

Am I fighting a losing battle? 
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I'm wondering if I stumbled across ......... 
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What would you treat yourself to?

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Birds galore

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Am I cultivating a weed?

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gone to seed 
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