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Re: Gardening

Post by grammer » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:52 am

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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Tue May 19, 2015 6:15 pm

Does anybody recognise what this is? It sprouted up about a month ago and the thing is I'm always planting nuts and other seeds I find so it could be anything. That's a close up, it's only about 1/12 inches high. :?:



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Re: Gardening

Post by Micheál » Tue May 19, 2015 9:59 pm

Looks to me like a form of algae ( or fruit thereof) that thrives on the surface of every potted plant from garden centres these days. Must be something in the soil or feed. Usually a sign that the plant has been lying around unsold for some considerable time.

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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Tue May 19, 2015 10:16 pm

Micheál wrote:Looks to me like a form of algae ( or fruit thereof) that thrives on the surface of every potted plant from garden centres these days. Must be something in the soil or feed. Usually a sign that the plant has been lying around unsold for some considerable time.

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No M, I don't think so, it's something I pushed into the pot which is there for ages, no new soil or anything like that. I thought a runner/broad bean but I looked up the shoots and no. It has a bit of a cactus look about the leaves but they don't have a stem do they?
Um, I'll wait till it grows a bit more. Just curious thanks. :D



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Re: Gardening

Post by Denis Cromie » Tue May 19, 2015 10:36 pm

Looks like a Triffid to me,just make sure your windows are closed. :lol:



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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Tue May 19, 2015 10:59 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:Looks like a Triffid to me,just make sure your windows are closed. :lol:

Nope Denis, the Triffids are up in Shankill, the Dogs sniffed them out. :D


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Re: Gardening

Post by Denis Cromie » Wed May 20, 2015 2:23 pm

Good man Strum,great pic, looks more like the Amazon than Shankill. :D



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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Wed May 20, 2015 2:51 pm

Gorgeous dogs...just one think...do you see that sticky weed...well I was clearing a load of that the other day with a short sleeved top and the sticky things were all over my arms. Later they started to tingle then i came out in red rash..apparently some people are allergic to the yokes and get contact dermatitis from it. It cleared after a few days with lotion but....


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Post by Strum » Wed May 20, 2015 3:42 pm

Hi Rocker, do you mean the Giant Hogweed? If so, very dangerous stuff, grows along River banks mainly.
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Post by Rocker » Wed May 20, 2015 5:56 pm

No Strum, I know about that Hogweed one. It's the little sticky one your photo the stuff growing up around the leafy plant. We used to throw it at each other when we were kids and it would stick to our clothes.


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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Wed May 20, 2015 6:17 pm

Ah yes I know the stuff, never got a rash from it though.



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Re: Gardening

Post by Sinead » Thu May 21, 2015 6:09 pm

Strum, I think this is a small tree, they start off with two leaves
but when they grow a little the leaves become pointed. I keep
pulling them out of my garden, the birds drop the seeds.

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Post by Strum » Thu May 21, 2015 6:20 pm

Sinead wrote:Strum, I think this is a small tree, they start off with two leaves but when they grow a little the leaves become pointed. I keep pulling them out of my garden, the birds drop the seeds.

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I don't think so Sinead, the stem is not woody. Give it a few weeks. :D



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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Mon May 25, 2015 10:41 am

It looks like a flowering Cavtus plant to me but I'm no expert. When is the best time to plant Bluebell seeds ?


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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Mon May 25, 2015 10:47 am

Dancer wrote:It looks like a flowering Cavtus plant to me but I'm no expert. When is the best time to plant Bluebell seeds ?
Dancer,

Do you really want to go there. We have a forest of Bluebells...they multiply like rabbits. Get a few of the bulbs and put in now.


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Post by Dancer » Mon May 25, 2015 10:53 am

Rocker I love them !they remind me of graceful ballerinas bowing their heads .
Perhaps if I confine them to containers??


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Re: Gardening

Post by Navanman » Mon May 25, 2015 11:24 am

Bluebells and snowdrops look lovely. Great bit of colour.


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Re: Gardening

Post by grammer » Wed May 27, 2015 12:58 am

Cant understand why this topic keeps coming up dontknow dontknow dontknow
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Post by Strum » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:07 pm

grammer wrote:I hate gardening........

You think you have it bad Grammer. :roll:
It took me a week just to dig out this 30feet trench/bed, weed it and de-stone it. I was nearly a hospital case after it. 10 neighbours and none of them in the slightest bit interested in helping out, apart from my Neighbour in a wheelchair who said she'd love to help. :twisted:
I posted a pic in the Sallynoggin topic which is of a vegetable garden at the back of Holy Child School. They have a horticulture course and that's the student's plot, so it's inspiring to see an urban veg garden like that.
I shall soldier on and in the meantime if anybody has a loan of a small jcb digger please PM me. :D


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Re: Gardening

Post by Snowhite » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:57 pm

Fair play to you Strum good job. wuu What kind of paint do you use for the wall art ? I wanted the wall at the back of my garden painted with some kind of mural, like this one.......how much would you reckon it would cost ? the wall is about 12ft wide


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Post by Strum » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:12 pm

Thanks Snowy. Emulsion and Artist's Acrylic. Acrylic lasts forever, emulsion needs to be touched up from time to time, so the white wall is masonary paint from Woodies, I got a 5l liter for a 10er last year, 18 now I think. Acrylics are 6 quid a tube but one is enough for even big jobs because it dilutes well. ;)
It should be easy enough if you can come up with a specific theme or design, even a few ideas. If you find one post it here. ;)
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Re: Gardening

Post by Snowhite » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:26 pm

Something like this


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Post by Strum » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:00 pm

You paint the wall, I'll make the Stencils. ;)



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Post by Snowhite » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:16 pm

Strum wrote:You paint the wall, I'll make the Stencils. ;)

I painted all the walls in the garden about a month ago in Magnolia :-)


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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:27 pm

Strum,

That is fantastic. Neighbours are the pits. No one wants to help but, everyone will want to use it when it is up and running.You are inspiring me.

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That will be great.

My old neighbour was really artistic and used to do amazing trompe l'oeil which made a little garden look so much bigger.


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