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Not what it looks like

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:13

Nutcutlet......yes, thanks very much.......would love some when ready.  I will PM my address

Not what it looks like

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:49

Nutcutlet........thanks..........I might give this plant a try then.

Things that make you go mmmmmm

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 20:26 that Carrot cake ?  It looks wonderful even upside down

Not what it looks like

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 20:05

Don't wish to prolong any weird stuff ( don't understand it anyway  ) but only just spotted the thread and OP's pic...............I saw a very similar plant growing along a waterway in SW years ago and thought it a very attractive plant but never found a name for it.

Years later, making a pond in SW France, this ( or very similar ) plant appeared from nowhere and thrived.

I wouldn't mind growing it here...........would I be right in thinking it prefers damp conditions and is there a particular one I should look for ?


Tomato truss broken

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:44

Depends on the variety Fishy...........there are Orange toms and there are Red toms......what are you growing ?


Clearing a garden

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:39

Mr have done all that hard work and stuck with your plan......stop looking out the window every 5 WILL grow 

Makes you Wonder!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:34


I think FRose was referring to the observation by the OP that we are not "alone" in the garden even tho we may think we are ?  Don't know who Toby is tho ?  Squirrel perhaps ?  Don't see a lot of live ones here but several squished on the road.......particularly lately.

To be honest, I don't think I've ever gone into my garden without being aware of the wildlife around.......immediately visible or not.  I'd wonder what I was doing wrong if that was ever the case

The chicken wire cage is an old wheeze but a good one.......thankfully not one I have to resort to ( touch wood ).

Autumn is very near

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:02

LittleAnn......that seems early for Fieldfares doesn't it ?  None around here yet (SWest)

usually end September/October.  Swallows not so obvious but no "lining up" on the wires yet .......hope we've got a bit longer yet

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:39

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:37

Forester......posts crossed

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Rude but funny.

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

Best performers 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 09:28

Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 18:35

Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 20:37

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

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 21:27

Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 21:10

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 08:05

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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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 19:26 and then

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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