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What is this strange plant growing on a gorse?!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:29
It's ok, my dad was head chef in a hotel between Lynton and Lynmouth when I was a child, so I know the area really well! Used to love walking around the Valley of the Rocks.

Advise lease

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:50
Also check the pot for an ants nest, they can quite often be the cause of pot plant problems.

What is this strange plant growing on a gorse?!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:49
It was near Lynton that I saw it too, Liriodendron! I don't remember it being in flower at the time, but it was a most peculiar sight.

Day Lilies leaves turning yellow, too soon?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 17:30
Yes, mine are turning too. Autumn seems to be arriving early this year - the horse chestnuts in our village started turning in July!!

What is this strange plant growing on a gorse?!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 17:27
It's a parasitic plant that feeds off its host in a similar way to mistletoe. Looks like some alien creature!

Please help identifying this plant

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:01
I think it is Chinese lanterns, that flower will develop an orange papery seed head which hangs down like a lantern. Very pretty!

Pink tools

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:43
Snippers, that should read!

Pink tools

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:42
Yeoman also do a range of pink tools, if you google it you can find a selection - I have a pair of their pink snippets,a nd they are excellent.

Mystery shrub

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 13:02
Would love to see a pic of it with berries on - love the glossy green colour!

Tools keep breaking

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 13:00
For trowels, I must say the most durable I have come cross is the narrow Wolf Garten trowel.¤cy=GBP&gclid=CLKaranhnMACFRHHtAoddwwAEw

I have yet to break one, and I've been gardening for 15 years, and mine get a lot of use and abuse. I lost one once having accidently chucked it in a pile of weeds in the compost heap. I found it again two years later when I unearthed the compost to use it, and it was still perfectly useable!
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