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Aargh! I have that too! I don't know what it is, but it comes up easily, thank goodness. It's everywhere - pots, flagstones, flowerbeds, you name it, it's there! And what is worse, the rabbits & slugs don't touch it!
And 6 may be a centaurea and maybe 4 as well. Could no 1 be a delphinium? with tall blue flower spikes? I don't know much but I am sure somebody who does will be along in a minute!!
A deathly silence... Is it a special birthday ie a BIG one?
Set some traps this morning and caught one, much to my surprise. I have now set muliple traps around the floor and staging. Also blocked up all the gaps in the base which were just the right size!
I discovered this morning that something has eaten all my peas and sweet peas! I also found a small cache of onion sets dug up and hidden under a log in my veg garden. I think it is probably mice. Apart from digging up what is left (if anything) and growing it under cover, is there anything else I can do to prevent the blighters from scoffing everything? Any advice welcome.
Punk you are right - it is comfrey. It looks like the pinky one or the white/ pale yellow one. Both loved by bees, especially bumbles.
The white / pale yellow version is low growing and spreads rapidly! I often harvest the leaves for my compost heap but it doesn't seem to do any long term damage! A friend called it symphytum alba.
Ah. I wish I had known this last September! My worms died in the floods of 2012 - the bin was flooded! I paid a small sum for a small packet of worms and am delighted to say they have survived in the greenhouse over winter. They have bred and now I have lots of worms.
I dug up 'chains' of crocosmia like this. They had stopped flowering and when I dug I was quite surprised at their length and how tough they were. I composted them and they have still to break down!
Waht a fab list!
I also have success with echinacea, perennial helianthus, hebe, rudbeckia, michaelmas daisies, golden rod, euphorbia and epilobium (white willow herb) and erbena bonariensis
Has anyone bought these from the Organic Gardening Catalogue? How useful are they? Would love to know if they are worth the investment!