madpenguin


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Best plant bible

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 17:44

That's the one I use when not looking on the internet! 

Best plant bible

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 17:24

Tricky one.I now use the internet more than books!

Identify this tree please?

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 20:10

It is an Arbutus (not sure which variety).Commonly called the Strawberry tree.

Feeding hedgehogs

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:27

I feed my hedgehogs all year round (or at least I put food out all year round!).Not seen them for a few days but one was back last night.


Could be they are checking out places to hibernate.If the weather is warm they don't always do so.Two winters ago I had one visit every day throughout so obviously did not hibernate.Some hogs will wake up during warm periods and move to other nests.


I agree if you can find the hoglets and weigh them then you can decide if you send them where they can be cared for if underweight or OK to fend for themselves if weighty enough.


If you can't find them I would at least be leaving food and water out all the time.

Can you compost yellow flag iris?

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 10:08

I don't know much about this plant but I would guess if you chopped up just the leaves for the compost heap and disposed of any roots/rhizomes on a bonfire that might work?

can I be planted outside

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 14:46

It might like a holiday outside in the summer if you have the right conditions.I find houseplants can do very well outside,a bit of natural rain and breezes to blow off the dust and cobwebs!

Help! Can anyone identify this plant?

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 21:22

I think it looks like a Euphorbia of some kind.

What plant is this called

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 21:18

It is a Pulmonaria (lungwort).



A Prayer plant looks more like this.


Last edited: 11 October 2016 21:20:50

Animal Poo ID.

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 20:21

That is lovely to hear.


I thought it looked like hedgehog poo ( I have a lot on my patio most mornings!) but never thought a hedgehog would scare a cat!!


Nice to know the mystery is solved and hope the hoggies put on the weight for the coming winter.

Animal Poo ID.

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 22:46

Be interesting to find out what it is!!

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Pittosporum 'Limelight'

Shall I let it grow? 
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What to do with my Bay tree.

Clip or grow to a tree? 
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Foliage plant ID please.

 
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Vine Weevils and nematodes in pots.

 
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Old,spent potting compost.

What do you do with it? 
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Water Gel Crystals

 
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Polish Spirit clematis looking great!

 
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Dead heading Osteospermum (or not)

 
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Water plant ID please.

 
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Couple of ID's please!

 
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More Crassula/Succulent ID's please!

 
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'Behind the gate' project

 
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Clematis doing well this year!

 
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Crassula ID's

 
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Glyphosate alternative

...and Clopyralid 
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