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Post: # 292871Post Flo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 am

Rain today after the last week.

And the rest of you? ina is self sufficient in snails ...

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Post: # 292876Post ina
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:07 pm

Flo wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 am

And the rest of you? ina is self sufficient in snails ...
Oh so true! :mrgreen:

And weeds. :angryfire:
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Post: # 292877Post Green Aura
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:55 pm

I bet I can beat you in thistles, ina. We're thinking of putting in for national collection status. :roll:
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Post: # 292879Post ina
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:33 pm

True - I only get the odd thistle. Mind you, the poppies are taking over - waiting for the drugs police to arrive...
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Post: # 292880Post Green Aura
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 am

I'll swap you. :lol:
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:25 am

Green Aura wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 am
I'll swap you. :lol:
Yeah - much more pleasant to pull out poppies! In fact, I'm always reluctant to get rid of them they look so attractive. They are choking my poor tomatoes to death, though.
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:29 am

Sounds like the start of a new cocktail - tomato and poppy juice. Now we just need a name!
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:32 am

I prefer poppy seeds. That's one of the things I miss in Scotland - poppy seed cake. Well, I could bake some, of course.
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Post: # 292886Post Weedo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:25 am

I'm a little confused (easily done) with your thistle timings. I would expect an Autumn germination for spear (black / Scotch) variegated (princess / spotted) saffron, Scotch (heraldic / silver) and Illarrian thistles and then Spring germination for a few others ? This means the here (winter) I am dealing with the Autumn ones now - noting, of course, that they do NOT go dormant during our winter.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:00 am

I've no idea which variety they are, Weedo. But they're big and lush, having had the wettest summer for years and fight back against even the brushcutter attachment on the strimmer. We'll beat them yet though! :lol:
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:24 pm

All the flowering/seeding varieties around here are brewing for going to seed this month. Should be a whole new crop in unexpected places next year - as usual.

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Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:05 pm

Maybe a thistle pic or two for I.D.? Perhaps somewhere within my bag of tricks I may be able to help?
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:20 am

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Sorry it's such an appalling picture. A little breeze and my handshake makes for rubbish images. Hope it's good enough for you to get some idea.
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Post: # 292912Post Flo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:27 pm

Floods due to blocked drains at many of the very near places to home. Going to be fun consulting the washing up bowl rain meter at the allotments tomorrow. They were almost to wet to work on yesterday.
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Post: # 292913Post ina
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:39 pm

Yep, definitely self sufficient in rain today. :toothy2:
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