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End of the season thoughts

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 20:34

Scents are amazing right now, Eleagnus ebbingei, the pink viburnums, choisya, Nicotiana affinis.  It's not nearly finished out there

Weeds or flowers?

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 20:32

Watch that wood avens the seeds stick to everything and they're soon everywhere.

3 is a pea or vetch

1 looks familiar, can't put a flower on it. I don't think it's a weed though

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 20:28

I'm still on board subject to no weather warnings. 

I've abandoned the bus idea. I'd spend longer on the bus than at the garden. It'll be train or park and ride

Collecting nicotiana seeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 19:19

I get really exited with every germination DD, 

Rapidly growing Acer in a small front garden

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 19:05

That looks like  potential giant, not one of the delicate looking japanese maples.

Do you know what it is?

Collecting nicotiana seeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 16:43

That's good. Sticky things aren't they

Collecting nicotiana seeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 15:08

They make thousands of seeds don't they

I'm too hopeful of ripening anything that's still green now though. I haven't grown sylvestris this year but I'm waiting for affinis to ripen with hope reducing rapidly

Collecting nicotiana seeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:22

Hi DD, if they're enormous they're probably N. sylvestris. These are perennial but not that hardy. They do sometimes come through an East Anglian winter but are very late to flower. 

From seed is quicker.  The seed pods turn brown and the seeds can be tipped out. Make sure they're brown/black and ripe before you collect them. Store cool and dry and sow in very early spring.

I think yours  haven't reached seeding yet if they're still green, they hang on to them well and they drop, they don't blow

runner beans

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:14

I'm not much of a veg grower now but I always saved and swapped seeds of runner beans. I wouldn't have bought F1 hybrids in the first instance and they kept going round  for years

Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 20:02

The thing about gardening is that weeding is a permanent feature. The tiller will have made the spread of perennials like twitch grass and ground elder worse but annual weeds will turn up whatever you do.

You have to try and convince yourself that you enjoy weeding.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Some berries to ID please

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Moth of the day

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Colchicums

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West Acre

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Oddity

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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Agapanthus

when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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