Shrinking Violet


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So...............

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:57

AAAAARRRGH!  I'm with you on that one PP.  What is worse is that the broadsheet newspapers are employing (ignorant imo) young journalists who use the phrase.  Worse - they use it for a header.  Even worse - the sub-editor knows no better!

Weed or Flower?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:54

Shallow roots - easy to pull up and dispose of rather than resorting to other chemical means.  Looks like you have caught it in good time, though!

Are these verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:37

Mine seed themselves everywhere, and it's hard work weeding them out.  Useful when in the right place, but a nuisance in the hundreds I've been faced with.  Perhaps the problem is that I hoe them out before they get to a useful size for identification.

So...............

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:32

Quarter disappeared into the wild blue yonder, along with secretaries (secetries), batteries (battries), length (lenth), secateurs (seceteers), fifth (fith) and. . . . .  oh, stop me now!  I could just go on and get myself really wound up!!!

Are these verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:26

Keep'em in a pot, Muddle-Up.  Then you can take a pic and let us know what they turn out to be.  But I'd bet a pound to a penny that they're not VB.

Weed or Flower?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:24

Jack-by-the-Hedge is a local name for it.  Wild flower in the country lanes - weed in the garden.  It seeds itself prolifically.

Are these verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:58

Seconded/thirded or whatever - not VB.  Probably weeds!

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:33

 Welcome back Frank

Installation of a greenhouse

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:38

I understand their pain - trying to interpret the instructions to erect a GH requires intelligence beyond most people!  But Steve, it would help if we knew where you are, geographically.  I know someone in mid-Devon . . .

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:34

Hah!  See that Daniel has sloped off top crack the bottle of Chardonnay, as recommended   But I think most people agree that a lot of hard work has been put in to address the criticisms that had been levelled at the new forum.


I hope that there will be more tweaks and adjustments to help all.  (btw I see two shades of grey rather than green - so only 48 to go, eh?)

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