philippa smith2

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Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 15:28

Birdyboots..........exactly............ripping them out............hearing them scream......tossing them on the compost heap........doesn't bear thinking about.

I might do that with Hotlips tho if it ever raised it's head here.......a certain sadistic pleasure might be gained from that

Cold house

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 14:40

Treehugger........I used to grow the " tropical " nepenthes when I had heated g/h's.  I now only have cold g/h but would rather like to try a pitcher plant again.  Which one would you suggest ? 

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 14:28

Nodislab........that is really GROSS.  I don't think even a few lights would improve that one

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 14:26

With a free ranging parrot until relatively recently, it's always been too risky to "do" Christmas trees...........more than once, I have been on the internet and then suddenly not......chewed connection/pulled plugs.

I do like them tho and the pics posted here are very attractive..........maybe I will take the plunge next year.

Wonky....are you sure you actually have a tree under there ?  A real stunner and I particularly like the little job right at the top.  Congrats

Any ideas?

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 14:00

Was it in a garden or just lounging about at the roadside/in a park ?  At least you know it is deciduous so that narrows the field..........not by a lot I admit

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:33 fact in my garden, "mine" should really read "yours"

Just long before a plant you have been given actually becomes "yours" ?  Second season I think

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:21

Oops........H. foetidus............I like them.......mine are thriving.....

well, is it a sign?

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:15

Surely that is a Gollum ?  No one else has feet like that do they ?  nicely manicured nails tho.

well, is it a sign?

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 14:45

I've still got Calendula, Sweet William and Nasturtium in flower and at least a couple of Bumble bees doing the biz on the Fatsia flowers.  Lobelias too don't seem willing to accept it is now December.  At least the winter honeysuckle has it's dates right tho....plenty of flowers out and more to come

Fascinating discovery

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 14:32

Here too but on the Primula  - candelabra type.  Not a rare occurrence with these I've noticed.  Not on the foxgloves this year but seen it in the past.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Native or Non Native ?

What actually constitutes a "native species" in the UK ? 
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The media

We won't show you this as it could be distressing !! 
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What constitutes a Hedge which is limited to 2 mts in height. ?  
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Twisted willow

Shallow or deep rooted ? Disruptive on a boundary ?  
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Trying to kill Raspberry forest 
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The "Ignore member" option 
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Last Post: 29/08/2016 at 15:18

Myths and Legends

What do we believe ? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 18:10

Humming Bird Hawk Moth

First sighting of 2016 
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Last Post: 22/06/2016 at 19:40

Passiflora edulis

Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2016 at 18:06

Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

What camera set up ? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2016 at 18:55

Growing a Chicken

Just trying it out 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

Best present this year !!

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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 22:06

Slow worms

1st Slow Worm of 2016 ? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2016 at 15:35

Edgeworthia chrysantha ( paperbush )

Anyone growing this ? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2016 at 19:23

Maggie Thatcher's handbags !!

Up for grabs if you are rich enough. 
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