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Physalis - when can I harvest

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 22:35

I was told to plant mine in a shadier area to slow down the spread and it seems to have worked.  I have a very shady area at the side of the house where I don't mind too much rampancy - although I have to rip out periwinkle every year - it's like a triffid.   I think it will be another couple of weeks at least before my physalis are orange but they are  a lovely shape at the moment. 

addict wrote (see)

There ia an ornamental one that is hardy and spreads like the clappers. Looks the same but the fruit isn't edble.

I think I have the ornamental one

Forum up the creek

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 22:29
gardeningfantic wrote (see)

welli dont understand.. i am not having a trouble at all.. maybe it is your running .. i find explorer is bad.. since i have been on fire fox i have no problem with things running at all..

I have firefox too gardeningfantic but i'm experiencing the same problems.  Anyway, now I know to press refresh etc I can live with it for a bit longer as I'm sure it will be resolved soon.  Desperately hoping for some long awaited rain.  Sorry anyone who feels they are having more than their fair share.  Everything is dry and crisp here....and it is so hot and heavy.

Forum up the creek

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 23:23

For being so hasty in sending off an email - I'm the only one to go on about security which I realise now is unlikely since so many of you are experiencing the same thing and being more philosophical about it.   You can tell how computer literate I am.

Forum up the creek

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 13:50

I feel bad now but I wasn't complaining about the site's content - it is fabulous. I just get a bit antsy about security but since so many of you choose not to log out I suspect I may be erring on the side of neuroticness (sp?) neurosis.  I'll wait patiently til Monday then KEF and thanks John for the info re recuperating lost text.

Help to ID plants

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 13:14

Could it be aquilegia?  Just going by the leaves in front..

Forum up the creek

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 17:16

Have emailed GW because the website seems to be able to sign me in and out at will. I can assume the computer has crashed when it goes offline but I have logged out and come back to find I'm still on line and signed in. I logged off and double checked I was logged off – then went back on to the site and I was signed in. I'm really worried. Not only that I have already typed up a message to post saying all this and just as I pressed submit I was logged off again. So I've had to type it up again. So if it appears twice that's the reason. But I am worried. I got an automated reply saying my enquiry will be dealt with.

Forum up the creek

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 13:52

I was on a couple of hours ago and couldn't find the quote button on one thread and tried a couple of other threads where it was okay.  Then realised I'd somehow been logged out. I went back and forward a few pages but my logo had gone and it said sign in at the top.  It was strange but anyway I shut down my computer and had lunch.  Have just come on again and as soon as I opened the computer the site came up and I was still logged in. It wasn't the usual google page that came up it was this site at the page I'd been on.  I'm not sure I like that.  I found this thread by default. 

Anyway just thought I'd add my bit.

Frog sighting :)

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 00:45




Rose "The Fairy"

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 00:39

I love the fairy rose. Beautiful photos Matty2.  i planted a row of them in front of a privet hedge in my front garden about five or six years ago and they have grown and bloomed profusely every year.  I like the privet too but I wanted a bit of colour looking from the window and I have not been disappointed. Actually the hedge makes a nice backdrop for them.  They flower non stop from June to October.  At the moment there are lots of dead blooms among the new ones because I'm not long back from holiday - otherwise I'd have deadheaded and posted a picture.  I'm not sure what the soil is but they more or less look after themselves - very sunny spot in morning and lightly shaded in the afternoon. 

Frog sighting :)

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 00:25

I remember when my two were that age and they brought home tadpoles - they were thrilled when one day a little frog appeared.  I don't remember what happened to the frog and we didn't have a pond.  Last year, many years and two gardens later, I jumped and let out a shriek when something moved when I lifted a polythene bag in the garden.  When I realised it was a toad I felt so bad for frightening and disturbing it.  It just froze and when I backed slowly away It took a huge leap and I didn't see it again - but I'm sure I hear toads or frogs croaking from time to time.  I also have a resident hedgehog family - this will be their fourth year.  I'd like to think it's the same ones but I can't be sure. That's a gorgeous photo

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white lilac?

leaves not heart shaped 
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