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ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 13:57

I agree with Edd

What sells well at charity plant sales?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 13:40

Hi Frank, for knowledgeable customers, anything they won't find in the nearest GC.

If you're a seed grower look at Chiltern seeds, Plant World Seeds and Special Plants (Derry Watkins), There are others and someone else may provide the names but these are the ones I've tried and found successful.

Otherwise, for charity plant sales generally, anything that's in flower at time of sale. or bedding plants

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 11:38

There were 2 buzzards in one of our poplars before I was up this morning so I had to get up and do the count so they could be included. Nothing else of note, the usual collection of tits, finches, blackbirds, robin and our resident moorhen.

No show from any woodpeckers or jays and no fieldfares or redwings so it didn't matter that I can't tell them apart

I'd love more wildlife friendly acres oneofseven. We're very hemmed in by spray happy farming. Things will improve though, a strip of native shrubs has just been planted on our longest boundary

Provided maintenance isn't given to the farmer things should get better 

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 10:43

That would be my guess Dove, it has the beginnings of one of those long white roots they put out to colonise their chosen patch. Invasive but easier to eliminate than the rosebay willowherb ( for me anyway)

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 10:14

Edd's photo is rosebay willowherb.

Daisy's photo isn't

Crocus Sativus

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:00

I did get a few flowers from the bulbs I bought last year. Very late in the season and very fragile and short-lived..

If I was going to put some in a meadow I'd choose a more robust species, maybe a colchicum


Moving a sorbus tree

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:43

I wouldn't shift it if the ground is frozen or totally waterlogged,otherwise I'd do it asap

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:42

Weed, sorry. and they grow anywhere.

flowers in wrong season

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:35

Hebe 'Midsummer Beauty' is on my NYD flower count every year. Don't hebes come from NZ? Maybe haven't sorted out the hemisphere shift

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:32

Might be one of the willowherbs. Have you a photo of it growing? It helps with ID

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