Tootles


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Is this just a massive weed?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 18:26

hello, my friend has just moved into a new house and this monster has sprouted up. I think it's a weed but wanted to double check. Does anyone recognise it at all? Many thanks


Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:59

Thanks for the responses. Glad I'm not going bonkers in thinking this is highly unlikely if not impossible. 

Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 08:36

That's what I thought too Nut.  Don't seeds need light to develop a root that cold be strong enough to break through a drain? If this was possible I need to start growing my root crops without any light!

Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 07:53

Hi


We have a problem with a drain. The drain (underground) has cracked. Within 2 metres of the drain are some 20ft leylandii trees that have been left to grow out of control. They are huge in width as well as height. 


On investigation (a camera down the drain) we are being told that there is evidence of root damage. This is where my question comes in. We are being told that the root damage might be caused by an independent root growing in the drain, and that the likely cause is a seed that has got in, and grown into a root with the water from the drain and some silt.   


I am struggling to comprehend this. Is it possible do you think for a seed to germinate inside a drain, with no light and limited air, to grow large enough into a root to be strong enough to break a drain?  And the 20ft leylandii trees have nothing to do with it??


any thoughts much appreciated. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 19:23

Sounds like there are a few of us then! yay!


Victoria Sponge - would you like me to find some more options to see if there are any you fancy? Sad you might not take part! I love your posts.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 07:04

It looks like the helenium has the edge. I think the price includes postage.


Let's see who else wants to join in, and maybe decide at the weekend. I'm excited already!!

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 06:47

Here are a few options.....


Gaura lindheimeri 'summer emotions' £3.99 for three plugs from the RHS.



Helenium sneezweed (should the word 'weed' put us off?) waltraut. £4.99 RHS.



Geranium macrorrhizum 'white-ness' £5.49 for 3 X 9cm pots. RHS.



Very open to other ideas if anyone has something they really want to have a go at, or a supplier you want to try?

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 06:10

It looks very healthy Chicky! The leaves do look the same colour. Fingers crossed it has seeded. 


I'd be up for another go. I'll have a look at what's available for a sunny spot.

pet companions

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 13:28

The man with the kitten was there today. I bought a load of tobacco and offered to buy the kitten but he said no. Poor little thing. I hope he said no for the right reasons but sadly I don't think so. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 19:51

Well done Chicky! Mine didn't make it through winter but I'll keep an eye out for seedlings. Good luck Victoria Sponge!


i really enjoyed our little experiment! Nice bit of fun.

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