Rio Knight

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Can lupin flowers change colour?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 11:34

I found a few sites saying more or less the same thing but this one was the one I quoted.

Can lupin flowers change colour?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 11:31
I was curious about this so I did a little research I found this:

Without the constant renewal of good varieties through taking cuttings the mother plants disappear having dropped seedlings of all types of genetic disposition around her. The strongest (often the blues) and unfortunately the gappiest usually claim their parent's pitch which should answer the frequent query about lupins mysteriously 'reversing' or changing colour. They don't'; their offspring take over.

It would appear they can't change colour no matter what you do to them.
Hope this is usefull

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 22:21
WARNING! Rio Knight's penny's worth incoming!

You dont see any gardening program's on any non BBC Chanels because they don't generate enough viewers so the advertisers don't want them on.
The BBC can show these shows because it doesn't have to worry about advertisers due to the unique way in which it's funded and long may that continue because it's the envy of the world.
If you want to see what tv looks like without a BBC setting standards just look at the rest of the worlds terrible tv and radio.
God bless the BBC and all who sail in her.

GARDENERS' WORLD 27 April 2014 ratings success

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:36
Thanks wintersong, I was unaware of that one. I'll check it out.

GARDENERS' WORLD 27 April 2014 ratings success

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:32
To be honest I'd cry uncontrollably if either of these program's were cancelled. Some weeks g.w. Is the best some weeks b.g. Is the best. I feel between the two of them I get a well rounded approach to gardening.
P.s. I've just got a smart tv so I can watch YouTube on it and now I'm just watching all the 'A to Z of gardening' program's that the beeb did a while back.

I wish...........

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 07:56
One of the advantages of the current job crisis is that you can get a couple of hours labour for next to nothing. Maybe having some young man lugging stuff about and weeding boarders with his top off could be of use to you now and again.

photo uploads from phone

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 17:54
I agree, this site does need a way of getting pics directly onto it from a mobile phone. It's been a great source of annoyance for me since I joined up!
I'm sitting with a I.T. Expert (a friend of mine) and i asked him if it was possible and he said 'it's really easy, espiecally if you can already do it from a tablet....(At this point he started battering on about stuff I don't understand so I just drifted off and nodded in the right places).......and I'm sure they will sort it next time they update the website'
I'm not sure if that clears things up but I have learnt not to get my friend talking about web sites and seriously, he's still prattling on as I'm typing this!

Transparent worms???

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 18:54
I think it's this species of nematode in particular.

Transparent worms???

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 18:51
From wiki: The different Caenorhabditis species occupy various nutrient and bacteria rich environments. They feed on the bacteria that develop in decaying organic matter. Soil lacks enough organic matter to support self-sustaining populations. C. elegans can survive on a diet of a variety of many kinds of bacteria, but its wild ecology is largely unknown. Most laboratory strains were taken from artificial environments such as gardens and compost piles. More recently, C. elegans has been found to be thriving in other kinds of organic matter, particularly rotting fruit. Invertebrates such as millipedes, insects, isopods, and gastropods can transport dauer larvae, to various suitable locations. The larvae have also been seen to feed on their host when it dies.

Transparent worms???

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 18:38
It could be anything, it's always hard to say without a picture because baby earthworms are transparent ect. but if I had to guess if say it is some kind of Nematode (there are over a million differant kinds) try googling Nematode and click on images then scroll through and see if you can spot the ones you saw.
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