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RE: Gardening

#136 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:11 pm

Yes Volty but you started as a Tadpole...Look at you now.
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RE: Gardening

#137 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:13 pm

My grandfather used to grow sunflowers, he once grew some in the front garden which was only about six foot by four foot. They grew to about 10 ft high. The most amazing thing was that no one touched them and they were allowed to grow without molestation. I just can't imagine that happening today.

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RE: Gardening

#138 by toady , Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:37 pm

Help just moved dustbin in the garden underneath is a lizard type thing! dark grey about 6/7inch long husband thought it was dead turned it over it is yellow underneath NOT DEAD gone under the other bin any ideas what it may be?


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RE: Gardening

#139 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:25 pm

Hi June

Its probably just a common English Lizard and harmless, its probably more scared of you than you are of it. You can read about them here.

http://www.plantpress.com/wildlife/o106-commonlizard.php

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RE: Gardening

#140 by toady , Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:25 pm

Thanks Phil the picture shown is the same as the one under the bin!


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RE: Gardening

#141 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:37 pm

June

You see, those of us that were born in a concrete jungle are not used to coming face to face with nature.

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RE: Gardening

#142 by toady , Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:12 pm

Guess what I have 2 flowers on 1 stem on my sunflower is this unusual?


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RE: Gardening

#143 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:47 pm

Who knows what this is.


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RE: Gardening

#144 by Voltman , Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:49 pm

It looks to me like a cross between an Artichoke and a Palm.
I'll come back to you if I find anything that matches.
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RE: Gardening

#145 by Deleted User , Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:47 am

I belong to an allotment forum and a fw have grown these.They are for real and not a joke.

They are funny anyway.

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RE: Gardening

#146 by Voltman , Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:52 pm

Posted by toady
Guess what I have 2 flowers on 1 stem on my sunflower is this unusual?



I missed this post until now. Well? Has anyone else ever seen one, I certainly haven't noticed any.
I have a stem with no flower at all, something bit it off when the plant was only 18" high, I don't suppose it will grow much now.
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RE: Gardening

#147 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:00 pm

Mentioning sunflowers has made me think. The other day I passed a house where the front garden was full of them. Unusually I never had a camera with me, now I can't remember where it was. But if I pass by again I will get a snap.

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RE: Gardening

#148 by Voltman , Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:41 am

Meet Mr Tom.


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RE: Gardening

#149 by Deleted User , Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:01 am

Love him


RE: Gardening

#150 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:15 am

I thought I was looking at a photo of myself. only I have got a bit more hair.

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