Latest posts by SwissSue

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!

Fuchsia help

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 06:37

Have a look on here, Dawn, maybe if you contact them they can advise which ones are rare.


Bean plant leaves are yellow. Even the beans are yellow

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 19:19

Could you by any chance have planted butterbeans instead of green beans?

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 07:03

I've watched 2 episodes (missed the 3rd) but found myself saying "get on with it" several times! Thought that the purple rubber chips seating area for the mum with 5 kids a bit off, that stuff will be all over the garden and inside the house in no time.

Identification help please!

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 08:16

shoecake, don't give up on the roses. I took over a very old leggy rose when we moved into our present house and in Spring cut it right down to about 2 inches (thought either it survives or it doesn't, nothing to loose). To my surprise, up came several new stems and now, 15 years on, it flowers beautifully every year. I do prune it every Spring now though, but only to about 6 inches.

Impatiens - outdoors

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 05:57

I've had a "traditional" busy lizzie for the last 2 years now, no problem with any virus so far. I agree with Verdun, not keen on the New Guinea types, they look too artificial for me.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 05:48

Love the roos, Pat E, but I'm amazed at how brown all the grass is! Does it ever green up?


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 08:01

I'm here Edd, what's up?

Morning everyone, I lurk more often than I post I'm afraid, you guys chat too fast for me to keep up!

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