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K Report 17 Aug 2013 20:37

I am also happy to have a go if it's not too late



AnninGlos Report 17 Aug 2013 20:39

I think Island has forgotten she asked

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 17 Aug 2013 21:08

Ye a calla lily in a pot my oh didn't tell me he'd brought. It stood outside in all the snow and frost and has flowered well.

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 17 Aug 2013 21:15

Oh Dear OH just brought out a bag of sand from garage yesterday and growing through it were Dahlias from last year we had forgotten about them ..... well planted in garden now so we will see what we will see ....if anything :-D


Island Report 17 Aug 2013 22:14

Ann and K, I have now sent some pics for your perusal.

I may well have more plants to id but haven't done too badly without my trusty books.


AnninGlos Report 17 Aug 2013 22:34

Have PMd you but not sure I was much help Island. :-D


K Report 18 Aug 2013 06:21

Also replied but I am only reasonably certain re one so pretty useless :-(



AnninGlos Report 18 Aug 2013 09:42

K which one were you certain about? Out of interest.


AnninGlos Report 18 Aug 2013 10:17

Should I dead head Buddleja?


K Report 18 Aug 2013 11:39

The yellow Lysimachia punctata - a type of loosestrife. I am not good on herbs and the internet here is so slow at the moment I had difficulty downloading some of the images

I do deadhead Buddlejia if I notice them, otherwise I leave it until Feb and prune hard


AnninGlos Report 18 Aug 2013 11:53

Ah, yes you were right I think and me wrong.

Thanks re deheading.


AnninGlos Report 18 Aug 2013 11:55

The one with broad leaves that was in with the coriander looks very much like a Geum leaf but can't see how it can be


K Report 18 Aug 2013 12:19

I thought the broader leaved ones looked like one of our hop leaves!!! which is definitely wrong. But I viewing the last four was a real problem. Will complain to BT if this continues.

Just up a stepladder this morning threading the two 3year old wisteria along wires we put up on the front of the sheds and pruning back the spare shoots. Amazing that they cover about 30 ft in such a short time! If I take my eyes of them for too long I think they will get away from me :-D

Should also say the sweetcorn although not ready to eat yet are over 7ft high. I think they are Lark - the same variety I grew last year but I don't remember them being this big.


Island Report 19 Aug 2013 11:13

Thank you for your interest Ann and K

Kay is spot on with Lysimachia punctata / Loosestrife.
We had no idea what it is but it has been interesting watching it come up, starting with some swirly growth. It's obviously happy where it is in a shady side of the garden and brightens it up very well. It can stay!
The herbs may remain a mystery until and if, they flower. I had meticulously labelled everything else but had put these last seeds in hurriedly 'before it was too late'. Both came from those large mixed packs - something of a con as the small packets inside are not necessarily what is stated on the outside! One of the herbs should have been Mustard Greens - the round leaf? But now the new leaves on that have points, like fat star shapes!
The other herb could be tarragon Ann, I'll have to have another taste and see if it is aniseed flavour. I'm also wondering if it might be Hyssop? Then again, the pack also claimed to contain chilli seeds!
I shall keep you both posted :-D


AnninGlos Report 19 Aug 2013 12:04

Well it doesn'y look like Chilis Island, Could well be hyssop I suppose.


AnninGlos Report 19 Aug 2013 13:07

Wish we could transfer these threads to the new boards ourselves.


AnninGlos Report 19 Aug 2013 13:09

Ooh Island, meant to say I have never heard of a herb called Mustard Greens - the round leaf, shall have to look that one up.


Island Report 19 Aug 2013 13:27

I hadn't heard of it either Ann.
I don't think I'm going to have any either!


K Report 19 Aug 2013 13:28

Watch it with the Mustard Greens. We do grow mixed salads including spicy mixes. The hot mustardy ones take you by surprise and not always in a good way :-D



Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 27 Aug 2013 22:37

I haven't caught one slug or snail in my beer trap :-( :-( :-(