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What month is the sweet corn harvesting season?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:20

Ryan, they're ripe when the "hairs" coming out of the top turn brown.

Beginner and new to forum

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 19:09

Hallo Disha,

I live in Switzerland where it gets even colder than in the UK, but I've had a little search on the internet and have found something that might help you so am sending you this link:

It seems that the Times of India has a gardening section. Hope this helps, good luck with your gardening!

Help in naming plant

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 18:41

It's also known as Dipladenia and Mandevilla, here's how to look after it:



Orange and White fuschias

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 07:22

Have a look on here Grimble, they have one called Machu Pichu and scroll down for a second one called Mrs. Rumble


Anyone ID this plant please?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:57

I agree, Kleipieper, I've been trying to get rid of it for the last 15 years, comes up everywhere!

I'd please

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:36

Aww, lucky you, how did you get it to flower? Mine only grew leaves!

Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:22

Is it one of the bottom leaves, Jimbolena? If so, it's quite natural, they do die off after a while but new ones should come out of the middle.

Help-poorly orange pip plant.

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 08:05

Hallo Sue,

Here is a link that might help you.


Mystery plants

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 06:33

Re Burdock, thought this might interest you!

Burdock and Velcro

After taking his dog for a walk one day in the early 1940s, George de Mestral, a Swiss inventor, became curious about the seeds of the burdock plant that had attached themselves to his clothes and to the dog's fur. Under a microscope, he looked closely at the hook system that the seeds use to hitchhike on passing animals aiding seed dispersal, and he realized that the same approach could be used to join other things together. The result of his studies was Velcro.7]


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 20:09

Have just caught up with this and have noticed that Charlie November must be pretty  trigger happy, because I've read numerous posts from him on other animal pest subjects and his first reaction is always to shoot them! I think his army days have not been good for himI Will now apply the ignore button!

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