WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon May 25, 2020 8:09 pm

Placido wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 12:06 pm
Hawkweed '20 005.JPG

First hawkweed of the season is out, and a bud next to it. Much earlier than last year.
This happens to be flourishing in the back lawn :rolleyes: - overlooked, I'm afraid, but hey ...... :shrug:
I think mine are suffering from the drought. I haven't seen one anywhere near blooming. :(

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Willpar » Tue May 26, 2020 7:42 am

Have seen just a few here, but none in my garden.

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Tue May 26, 2020 4:56 pm

Not pushing or anything ........ but today the photographed bud popped into bloom - AND whilst nattering to my next door at a carefully measured distance I noticed that there is one in bloom in her back lawn :clap:.
They are obviously spreading :eek:.

NB: The Men come tomorrow to cut the grass which has withered to a height of about 1 centimetre, but they will carefully behead the knotweeds :weep:.

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue May 26, 2020 8:12 pm

Placido wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 4:56 pm
Not pushing or anything ........ but today the photographed bud popped into bloom - AND whilst nattering to my next door at a carefully measured distance I noticed that there is one in bloom in her back lawn :clap:.
They are obviously spreading :eek:.

NB: The Men come tomorrow to cut the grass which has withered to a height of about 1 centimetre, but they will carefully behead the knotweeds :weep:.
Ask if they can mow around them. I'm sure they won't mind :shake: You could try bribery with a few bottle of Heather Brew. No more than that as they probably have to work for the remainder of the day.

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Wed May 27, 2020 7:57 am

Error !! Error !! Fake news !!
Actually I meant "hawkweed" not "knotweed" - I have knotweed on the brain because this year it is huge and already in high bud :laugh:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed May 27, 2020 7:51 pm

Placido wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:57 am
Error !! Error !! Fake news !!
Actually I meant "hawkweed" not "knotweed" - I have knotweed on the brain because this year it is huge and already in high bud :laugh:
I'll believe anything you write. I can't tell the difference between Izweed and Knotweed :shake:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Thu May 28, 2020 9:23 am

Knotweed 5-20 002.JPG
It iz, it iz, a knotweed - a greater spotted knotweed actually, which iz much larger than an ordinary knotweed.
To prove it, there's an oak tree behind it but it iz obliterated by the vig'rus growth of the GSK.
'Onest, it iz, it iz.
That izn't a marguerite by the side of the GSK, it's a fried egg (for scale).

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu May 28, 2020 8:40 pm

Placido wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:23 am
Knotweed 5-20 002.JPG

It iz, it iz, a knotweed - a greater spotted knotweed actually, which iz much larger than an ordinary knotweed.
To prove it, there's an oak tree behind it but it iz obliterated by the vig'rus growth of the GSK.
'Onest, it iz, it iz.
That izn't a marguerite by the side of the GSK, it's a fried egg (for scale).
TVM for the elucidation. I'll never be confused ever again :shake:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:49 pm

'Spect it's been the cold weather but it has taken this long (see above) for a knotweed flower to actually come out. Two actually :)

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Post by Placido » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:15 pm

A Placi First :clap:. A speedwell is growing in the garden !! Beautiful blue.

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