Dear forum people, have I been lovingly tending to two weeds or will they turn out to be something interesting I will want to keep?
Can anyone identify the plant in the middle of the picture ?
I'm not convinced it is ragwort but if it is I was told to use gloves when pulling it. If you pull too much by hand, supposedly toxins can get in to your blood stream that can cause liver problems in humans. Not sure how true that is but better be safe than sorry.
Mine have a selection....... Border Terrier fluff, horse tail hair and shed body hair and some stuffing out of an old pillow!
I have seen the crows in the fields busily collecting sheep wool lying on the ground.
What a beautiful nest, 10 out of 10 to the parents for their design skills.
I have gone and had a prod around in the soil. Some have just started to germinate now nearly a week later. I think I can see a little fuzzy white mould so I guess there must be some damping off going on. I was reckless.... I confess...... I used a scoop that I didn't wash properly from last season so I think I might have cross infected the soil somehow.
I can't work out what the problem is, I am using a good quality seed compost. I think the temperature is fine and the seeds are only a couple of months old, I am sowing them at the right time too......
I have sown Cosmos and Night Scented Stock and about 50% have germinated in their trays by a window indoors. The Dahlias around 90% and Courgette 100%. I consider the Cosmos and Stock to be easy to germinate but the numbers that have quite low. Should I expect better germination rates or is this normal?
Cowslips and bluebells (English not Spanish) I associate them with my favourite times of the year.
Hmm, if only they could talk....