philippa smith2

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Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:44

I only have Venus fly trap at present ( happily flowering now) but there was a thread last year which included Pitcher plants too. Don't know how easy it would be to find.  I'd be interested to hear from experienced growers as well Clarington

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:36

Well, that's today's rumour sorted then.............

Help me identify this supposed lemon tree?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:07

I think someone was having you on unfortunately.  It doesn't resemble a citrus.

If you think you are going to get caught again, the easiest way to test is take a leaf, break in half and sniff...........if it doesn't give off a smell of Citrus, you have something else

Progress update

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:02

Background colour now jumps from black to white/pink/mucky is also difficult to see purple print on a black background.

Some posts are delineated by black lines, others just merge together.  

Posts jump about willy nilly.

Last thread read is still important.

Ditto for hover can you see whether a post is of interest unless you have all the time in the world to check each one out ?

I know that it has been said that the more often things are mentioned, it won't necessarily mean that they will be dealt with......depends on priorities.......boring for the GW team I am sure to keep hearing the same old thing but it does seem that some of us would quite like the facilities that aren't prioritised.

Grumpy I know........rant over 

baby spiders?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 18:47

These are baby spiders..........leave them alone and they will gradually disperse.  They certainly won't eat your plants

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 17:43

I rather think both "official" camps.....IN and OUT...........have taken to heart the following advice.....

If you haven't heard a rumour by 11 a.m. today .... then start one of your own.

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:15

My L of the V are just coming into flower now so for me waiting til later would be best. Pick out your spot and try your best not to succomb to sticking something else in there in the meantime.  

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:33

Surprising how quickly it comes around isn't it Verdun ?  One minute we are whingeing about it being dark and cold and the next minute........everything is sprouting away and there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything.  Which reminds me...............

Date palm

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:21

Ooh  er.......I replied before your photo came up John.  He doesn't look a very happy plant at all.

Hoik it out and see what the roots are like......I think you've over watered 

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:17

Oops......conflicting advice here 

Discussions started by philippa smith2

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

The Ultimate Alphabet 
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Blatant advertising

Lack of above lately 
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Hazel hurdles/panels

Using these as a fence 
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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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Myths and Legends

What do we believe ? 
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Humming Bird Hawk Moth

First sighting of 2016 
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Passiflora edulis

Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

What camera set up ? 
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Growing a Chicken

Just trying it out 
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Best present this year !!

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