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Forum: United Kingdom 14-07-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
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Baffling field crop

On 13/07/2019 13:20, Nick Maclaren wrote:
I came across a field planted with what looks like a giant canary
grass. Think of a much less robust wheat 60 cm high, but with
ovate (pine-cone...
Forum: United Kingdom 28-05-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Coleus

On 28/05/2019 13:22, Chris Hogg wrote:
On Tue, 28 May 2019 04:51:16 -0700 (PDT), april
wrote:

Hi all,

Sorry to barge in but I have been looking for...
Forum: United Kingdom 28-05-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Coleus

On 28/05/2019 12:51, april wrote:
Hi all,

Sorry to barge in but I have been looking for coleus bedding plants. I used to have these in the summer but it looks as if they are either no longer...
Forum: United Kingdom 27-05-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Plant ID

On 27/05/2019 10:02, Jeff Layman wrote:
Seen yesterday at an NGS garden. The leaves are about 10 mm long.The
whole plant was about 80 cm high and 150 cm across. Apparently fully hardy.

...
Forum: United Kingdom 22-05-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Reusing Compost

On 22/05/2019 20:06, Jeff Layman wrote:
All the recipes for JI composts call for a good percentage of "loam" -
whatever that is.

Loam is soil with an ideal mixture of sand, silt and clay, which...
Forum: United Kingdom 12-04-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Prunus ID and more

On 12/04/2019 15:14, Jeff Layman wrote:
This tree is possibly related to the cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera),
but so many things aren't right. It flowers early (often in late
February), but...
Forum: United Kingdom 09-04-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Cold composting

On 09/04/2019 14:41, David wrote:
On Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:17:42 +0100, Jeff Layman wrote:

On 08/04/19 15:46, Janet wrote:
In article ,...
Forum: United Kingdom 08-04-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Cold composting

I've turned over a couple of cold composting jumbo bags, and while the
contents have rotted down to a fair degree they are rather wet and
claggy, and fit for a double dug underlayer at the best....
Forum: United Kingdom 01-04-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Rose not flowering - how long to give it?

On 01/04/2019 13:03, Chris Hogg wrote:
Very many years ago I was told that the
leaves on rose suckers coming from the rootstock have a different
number of leaflets to those of the grafted...
Forum: United Kingdom 28-03-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Tree sizes and growth rates

On 28/03/2019 11:16, Andy Burns wrote:
Nick Maclaren wrote:

Andy Burns wrote:

I'm trying to figure out what size of trees would need to be planted now
such that they reached approx...
Forum: United Kingdom 28-03-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Tree sizes and growth rates

On 28/03/2019 10:00, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
Andy Burns wrote:

I'm trying to figure out what size of trees would need to...
Forum: United Kingdom 26-03-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Plant ID please - rhododendron?

On 26/03/2019 14:58, David wrote:
http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/File:Rhododendronalike.jpg

It looks like a Rhododendron in general habit and leaves but the clusters
of tiny white...
Forum: United Kingdom 01-01-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
In flower today

Muscari armeniacum (or 'Heavenly Blue' - I don't know which has persisted)
Galanthus nivalis
Jasminum nudiflorum
Malva verticillata
Sidalcea 'Rosebud'
probably a Fuchsia (it was in flower a few days...
Forum: United Kingdom 31-12-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
fuschia propogation

On 31/12/2018 12:09, PuttPutt wrote:
I have some hardy fuschia plants inherited from my neighbour.
I am trying to propogate from cuttings, I start them in a glass of water till the roots show but...
Forum: United Kingdom 31-12-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Hyacinths as indoor plants

On 28/12/2018 14:39, Stewart Robert Hinsley wrote:
I had some hyacinths in my garden for many years, but they weren't
thriving, so I potted them up and have been treating them as winter
house...
Forum: United Kingdom 28-12-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Hyacinths as indoor plants

I had some hyacinths in my garden for many years, but they weren't
thriving, so I potted them up and have been treating them as winter
house plants (pots stood outside over summer).

The problem I...
Forum: United Kingdom 21-12-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Blackpool Tomatoes?

On 21/12/2018 15:10, Bob Hobden wrote:
On 21 Dec 2018 13:25, Judith in England wrote:
I have been visiting some friends in Blackpool.

We talked about tomatoes.

I said that this year...
Forum: United Kingdom 14-09-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Weird growing year!

On 31/08/2018 15:58, Martin Brown wrote:

Chaenomeles is back in flower so it is very confused. Other spring
flowering things look like they might come back into flower too.

I've got Kerria...
Forum: United Kingdom 25-07-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
What is this

On 22/07/2018 22:39, David wrote:
On 22/07/2018 22:17, Pollygolly wrote:
Came across this thistle like plant in Anglesey a couple of weeks ago.
At first I thought it was a thistle with...
Forum: United Kingdom 16-07-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Another unknown plant

On 13/07/2018 12:47, David wrote:
Does anyone know what this plant is? Asking for a friend as I have no
idea, the leaves are throwing me.
http://i67.tinypic.com/2h867et.jpg

It might be...
Forum: United Kingdom 07-07-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Flower id please

On 06/07/2018 17:53, Charlie Pridham wrote:
On 06/07/2018 16:48, Chris Hogg wrote:
On Fri, 6 Jul 2018 02:38:37 -0700 (PDT), stuart noble
wrote:

Very common...
Forum: United Kingdom 08-06-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Puzzling weed

On 06/06/2018 17:58, Nick Maclaren wrote:
I stopped by the side of an A-road, and it had some self-seeded wheat
and oilseed rape - easy. But there was a plant that baffled me. It
looked and...
Forum: United Kingdom 28-05-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
This plant unknown

On 27/05/2018 18:26, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
john west wrote:
Would be very grateful if anyone could kindly identify the...
Forum: United Kingdom 21-05-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Do I pull it out or is it a rare flower?

On 19/05/2018 22:50, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:

Well, I knew it was Asteraceae (Compositae in...
Forum: United Kingdom 15-01-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Brown bin food and garden waste recycling

On 13/01/2018 19:48, David wrote:
Anyway, do most people get a free collection?

Cheshire East doesn't charge (though I use a couple of jumbo bags sat on
the allotment instead); both garden and...
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