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Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:50

Hi Vivi, to upload a photo start by clicking on the tree in the toolbar.

I'd start a new thread as well, call it weed ID or something that people know what it is

Pollard a Weeping Birch

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:32

They don't come much uglier than that do they

If you're going to do that I'd remove some of the branches back to the top of the trunk, it might not look so bad then. 

Autumn is very near

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:53

I've got the sound of big ploughing tractor and seed drill. 

In the low sunshine I can see dragonflies lit up against a shade backdrop. 

 

Just look at this seed head

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:48

Fantastic thing, i hope to get some going here and keep them alive. Cold GH and shed if the temperature gets too low

Buddlea

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:35

It's either Arum maculatum if it's got green leaves with or without black spots. That's Lords and Ladies, Jack in the Pulpit, for 2 common names.

Or if it's got rather nice variegated leaves it's Arum italicum .

My guess is the former if you didn't put it there.

What I call Arum lily is Zantedeschia which these are not. 

But with common names anything might be true

Not what it looks like

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:25

OK Philippa, consider it done

pollination

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:31

What about those little step over apples? You don't need a big one.

Buddlea

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:26

Id cut it back if you haven't already. There'll be less top for the roots to support. Is this a recent move?

rosa rugosa

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:59

Hi Alan

My measurements were never very accurate but it's about 2lb of fruit and a bag of sugar to the gallon.

Crush the hips and put them in a lidded container (I had a 5gall brewing bucket), cover with boiling water and leave for a day. Next day and the yeast and sugar and anything else that's going in. One of my recipes said an orange and a lemon but I don't think I used them. Mix it all up and leave for a week, then strain into an air-locked fermenter. 

This is the point where all those seeds go on the garden.

I don't like sweet wines, my recipe says 3lbs of sugar but that's too much for my taste.

Enjoy it

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 11:27

Lyn, re the aconitum seeds. Cold is also important. Outside in the shade for now, later in the winter a cold GH or cold frame so you can watch them germinate

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