Latest posts by sybille

Tall wild flower ID help

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 15:43

It's a linaria purpurea, it is very easily grown from seed, I have also a pale pink version,

but - they spread like mad, I live in the south, so they behave like perennials and grow back every year.

They are beautiful in a bunch of flowers and the insects love them.

????????? What could this be

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 15:34

Hi Laura, I think this is a Camellia sinesis

Parsley seeds edible??

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 15:29

Yes, that's what I thought. I use fennel seed, cardamom seeds, cumin seeds - so why not parsley seeds? It's just strange that they are nowhere mentioned in cooking, anyway I'll give it a go!

Thanks again for you reply!!

Parsley seeds edible??

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 13:35

Thank you Pete8, that helps a lot, I was wondering whether I could use them in cooking, because they have quite a strong "parsley-smell". So obviously the seeds are not poisenous and I'll give it a go! Should be fine in soups and stews....

Parsley seeds edible??

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 11:33

Maybe there is an expert out there:

Does anyone know whether one van eat or cook with Parsley Seeds? I have tried Google and Wikipedia, could not find anything.

Thanks in advance

Blue flower identity

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:18

It's an allium, I have lots of them in my garden, the bees love them.

Climbers in pots

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:14

Roses in pots can be fine, as long as the pot is large enough and you'll have to refresh the compost every year. I have grown several roses in pots for 10 years now, never had any problems.

Self seeded plant ID help please :)

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 10:40

Yes, it's horsetail/mares tail. Soak the soil first, makes it easier to pull them out. Try to get every little root, otherwise they will grow again.

What is the this?

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 10:35

It looks like Solidago, I have lots of them in my garden, they look the same.

home made weedkiller

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 12:43

You are right, it is a kind of poison. But I only use it on the small weeds who are creeping up in between the pavement gaps in my driveway and are very tricky to get out.

I woul not use it on soil !

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