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Posted: 28/07/2015 at 18:55

I just chop them off.

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 18:46

In the winter they go black and soggy, but seem to spring up again in summer, no secrets to growing from seeds, you can't stop them, the little seedlings look like a teasel seedling, pimply and rough, and very bright green.

just sow in Spring or early summer, as any other seed, not much heat, you can't go wrong.

i have just ordered some dark blue ones, seeds, it seems the rabbits don't like them!

 Sorry that photo is sideways, I tried turning it every way but it insisted on doing that, if you click on it will be right way.

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 18:42

Heres  one of mine from seed sown last summer, it will flower next year, it's on a trunk about four inches diameter already, and is four ft across  hope the frost doesn't take it.




Rainwater collection/ stagnant water

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:44

Pinch your nose, it will stink.

dove I can relate to that, especially the ditch! Been there a few times 

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:42

Courgette cake is wonderful.

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:40

They make stronger plants if left to self seed, I have done both but the self seeders look stronger.

Rainwater collection/ stagnant water

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:36

Oh gosh! We are just made to feel scared of our own shadows these days, you will be fine, I found worse than that when I moved here, no worry, just tip it out. You might make thousands homeless, but they will soon find somewhere else to breed.

Neighbours tree

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:26
pansyface wrote (see)

Orf with their heads!

You can't just go cutting people's heads off these days Pansy, it's not legal!

seriously though, this happened to some neighbours of ours where we used to live and as soon as their neighbour reported it, the authorities were down to look and the trees has to be lopped. some of them do suddenly drop branches, they probably planted it when it was a sweet little 3footer, they grow very quickly.

Hosts question

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 13:54

i always seem to pop in to see Hostafan when he is plant splitting.

i think we should start a little business, you supply Hostas, cannas etc, I can do summer bedding. 

Those you gave me last week were 9.99 in the GC and the prims, 2.99. And they were no where near as good as yours.



Posted: 28/07/2015 at 13:45

I find Chrome is the best, less problems here anyway.

Discussions started by Lyn

Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 23:03

How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Last Post: 18/08/2015 at 12:18

Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 17:41

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 16:32

Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 07:42

ID. Please

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Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 19:41

Ulrasonic pest scarer

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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 14:04

New ipad

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 12:47

Seed swap

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 23:40

ID on giant wasp

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 02:24

Mirabilis Longiflora

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Last Post: 29/05/2015 at 15:22

anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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