philippa smith2

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Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:52

.......At least you have children to explain things or work it for you ( even tho I can imagine the sighs and eye rolling that accompany the explanation ).  My Chickens are clueless when it comes to technology

Fungi - but what kind

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:33

Super photo Lesley........if you lay on the ground and take a pic from that perspective, the results can be quite stunning.  (I used to do a lot of that sort of thing)


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:29

Certainly rescue it.......and the first one too, if possible, which presumably went the same way



Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:20

Marco.....a photo might help plus details of how and where you are keeping it .  Young plant...........old plant...........has it produced pitchers before ?

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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 20:03

Liriodendron.............are you involved in the Riverside thing in Todmorden ?  My sister lives there and often sends me updates about the scheme

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:56

Give over Fishy......still sunny here...........dark by 4 isn't til December surely...........we've got a while yet ( I hope )

Stag's Horn Sumach tree

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:47 are quite quite right in saying that the Sumach is a lovely tree in the right place.  Unfortunately, many of the people on the forum are having problems caused by the cutting back/cutting down of these many cases previous owners/gardeners having done this and the leaving the consequent problems for others to deal with.

They can prove to be an enormous problem sending suckers for many metres.  In some situations, it is not easy to remove the whole tree stump  (such as growing against a house wall ) and therefore does create a very difficult problem.  The suckers can grow through foundations and pop up in unlikely places.

I personally am in the 3rd season of eradicating this tree............not easy by any means

Clearing a garden

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:25

Buddyboy...........I was only kidding Mr. T and you too..........I thought you were really so very helpful ...........nice to have someone knowledgable  and friendly to guide you thru all the steps makes a heck of a difference as Mr. T has discovered

Mr. T............"I think I may have the bug "..............see, we all said you would be converted in the end..........

banana has produced seed pod what now

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:56

AJack.............not sure about that..........from Saudi and Hawaii, I can recall fruiting every year.  Perhaps the main one which produces the actual Banana "bunch" dies back but the new shoots would take over very quickly.  Commerce would insist I think.

Hmm...........I'll be awake all night now trying to think back

OTOH maybe a quick email to Geest or Fyfees would confirm or otherwise.  Be interesting to see what Steve makes of our responses and whether he can shed a bit more light

Miniature bulbs

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:36 are thinking about the specially treated bulbs that you force for Xmas so  No, don't leave yours in the garage.

I'd say yes make some drainage holes in the trough.......if we have a wet winter they will need it.  If it is terribly dry, you can always water....carefully !  I'd also advise lifting your trough above ground......couple of bricks or pot feet.

Good luck

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Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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