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What is this plant?

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 18:36

I'm not convinced that's knotweed either, any chance of a few more pics? Perhaps some of where it's growing?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 23:09

Shrinking Violet - that's the price you pay for living in such a beautiful corner of our island, I still think the moors are more beautiful when the mist is rolling across. I'm sure I'd change my mind pretty quickly if I had a garden down there though...

Cabbage Butterflies & Nasturtium

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 23:03

Lovely tale Dove, this year I think I've mostly been a slug farmer.

They are pretty Hollie, it's just a shame they are so hungry. But then we all know the story of the very hungry caterpillar!

Plant Confirmation please

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 19:38

No problem James. I have one growing in a pot in my garden, apparently it self seeds quite a lot (this is my first year of having one so I can't confirm that yet). Just be aware of that when you put it in and of course where you put it too.

Personally I'm all for plants that produce lots of seedlings, and don't mind digging things out and potting them up if they pop up in odd places.

Plant Confirmation please

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 19:28

Yes it's a Monarda most probably Cambridge Scarlet variety

Beautiful plants they are too.

Cabbage Butterflies & Nasturtium

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 18:08

Until yesterday, when I noticed my Nasturtium was covered in Cabbage caterpillars, I had no idea that they particularly liked muching away on it's leaves. I then read about growing a companion plant to Cabbages (which I have at the allotment) to tempt the Butterflies on to the Nast. instead.

I'm slightly confused though as wouldn't growing both increase the number of Cabbage Butterfly & caterpillars overall on the cabbages? Or is it a case of using the Nast. to tempt them in so they can be, ahem, dealt with?


Posted: 18/08/2012 at 20:10

That's what I think too Geoff, they've had regular watering, but I think I'll give them a feed and move them to the top of my coldframe. The extra warmth there might spring them in to life.

It's a shame because they're such lovely plants when in flower.


Posted: 18/08/2012 at 19:35

Nope, no sign of any buds coming up at all, not even little ones lurking in the foliage.


Posted: 18/08/2012 at 18:19

I have three Bishop of Llandaff plants that look no where near being ready to flower, does anyone know what I've done wrong or is it the weather? They've been grown from tubers in late spring, started to grow well but a couple of months ago stopped growing and haven't done anything much since.

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 17:43
kate1123 wrote (see)

Leggi do you have a season ticket?

Time is approaching

Jean I do not watch sad films either.

I'm a lapsed season ticket holder, I still go quite frequently though. Won 3-1 today which I wasn't expecting, am really glad the new season's finally here.

Who do you support Kate?

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