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Posted: 19/04/2017 at 22:10

We could be naughty and answer all such posts with Plant.  Technically correct.

Sums up my weekend

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 22:07

It does seem bizarre and a tad unreasonable KT.   You and your rellies are going to need your sense of humour for this one.

Help I.D this plant

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 21:47

Yes, aquilegia or granny's bonnet.   Lots of lovely colours, often two toned, but they're promiscuous and cross pollinate and can end up just being a rather muddy pink.   You'll have to let it flower to see if it's a keeper.

Sticky buds

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 21:42

Perhaps it's a northern thing Pdoc.   Yes Nut, takes ages to heal too.


Posted: 19/04/2017 at 21:38

I have recently planted some new ones in pots and there's nothing showing in one and short shoots from the other kind - neither is the big blousy Dame Edna kind.   

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 21:33

That's amazing Yvie.   Well done.  I hope you're feeling very pleased with yourself.

I echo Hosta's moans about yellow flag iris and bullrush.  The pond here is full of bullrush and our old one was terraformed by flag iris.   Nightmares the pair of them.

I love sagittaria sagittifolia, water hawthorn, pontaderia cordata and marginal irises - in case you want ideas..

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 21:23

Wonky -- it was a moules restaurant that also did steak and burgers for the non mollusc brigade.  12 different ways with moules.  Lovely.

Glad you've had a good day too.  Liri, your project looks amazing.  I hope you do manage to source some good plants.   LP enjoy your family snuggles.

Hosta, haven't started on LoD yet but we'll get there.   My OH is helpful in the garden too but definitely needs a comprehensive list of what needs doing or close supervision and I have to be subtle about the latter or he gets the hump.  Hope you get the bungy sorted.

Fairy - think of low stuff as a warm up, keeping you loose enough for the high stuff on days off.

Dove - shoulder OK for tennis now?

Please tell me the name of this tree

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 20:45

Ask your hubby to get a close-up of the flowers and any foliage opening out and also a bit of stem.  That'll help identify it.

Sticky buds

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 20:43

I grew up calling it sticky bud because the seeds stick to one's clothing - inspiration for Velcro don't you know!   Most people on here seem to call it goose grass.

It's dreadful stuff because it just won't go away and, whenever I weed it, I get a nasty rash on any bare skin. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 19:41

Exactly!  I already have some irises in there and loads of alliums.

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