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plant / weed id please

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 10:13

It could be Selinum, which is a close Cow Parsley relative with similar umbelliferous flowers.


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 16:39

Thanks for all the help girls.

OH grew up with dogs, but I have never had one. A friend has 2 Labradoodles, and they seem to have a good personality, but OH would really like a mad Spaniel of some sort.

Looking for ideas

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 12:39

All these are good suggestions. I would try to mix stuff that have different times when they are at their best. It is easy to get a border where everything is in flower at once, and then there is nothing.

Flowering times are easy to look up.

Good luck, planning a border is one of the great pleasures of gardening.


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 12:35

I agree with Nut. I have lots of HPs sown and in the GHouse, as some of them need a period of cold to germinate.

Annuals and HHPs will not be started till Mid February, indoors.


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 12:17

Afternoon all.

No I haven't just got up honest. Have been out clearing more snow from various shrubs, some of which are now contorted into horrible shapes. Have managed to work up quite a sweat.

We managed to get OHs car out, so she has gone to the SM. Bit of a result there, SM or snow clearing, I think I got the better deal.

Hope your day is better DD.

Yviestevie, good news about your mum.

Mattie, hope you continue to improve.

Loving all the dog pictures, we have been talking about getting one for years, but never get beyond the...... a dog would be nice stage.

Willow trees

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:54

I do know that they are bad trees to have near a house, as they are very thirsty trees and take all the moisture available, which can cause subsidence problems.

Left handed tools

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:51

Most tools are not L or R handed, but Felco do make L. handed secateurs.


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:54

Made it. Got down to mini SM, and it was like a horde of locusts had been through it, just had enough so I can cobble something together for  dinner.

No Huskies or St. Bernards though, which was a shame.


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 07:37

Morning all.

Supplies running short here, no milk or bread. OH not happy as she sets off to walk to nearest bus stop without breakfast. So I suppose an expedition to the shops must be made.

If I am not back on here by lunch, send the Huskies out to look for me, and make sure they have those brandy barrels round their necks.

Need to try and remove some of the snow from shrubs as well, as they all look flattened.

Have a good day everyone, and stay safe.


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 18:36

Evening all.

Verdun I love L. Beaujolais, but find that it only seems to be biennial with me, so I stopped growing it.

Seriously thick snow here, although OH says that the main roads are ok. How am I supposed to get up our drive, then along un-treated lane, then up 1 in 5 hill to reach main road.

I will go bankrupt if this carries on, too many tempting purchases on line.

Stay safe. 

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