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Help.... Can anyone tell me what is this called

29 June 2016 09:45:54

i find this a bit ugly now but did flower a beautiful coral petal

fran m fran m 29 June 2016 09:49:34

It's a seed pod from one of your Poppies. If you leave it alone you will have hundreds of seeds.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 29 June 2016 09:51:55

cool thanks, must read up on it

Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 June 2016 10:38:46

I love the look of Poppy seedpods.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 29 June 2016 10:45:01

It's a bit mad looking alright, does the flowers last long?? Will they flower again this year???

Dick Dick 29 June 2016 11:07:59

Yes , it is a poppy pod.Do you know what type of poppy seen you planted?

Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 June 2016 12:19:25

Flowers don't last long, and even less time if we have heavy rain. Should self-seed for next year and years to come. But slower to bulk up if it's an oriental poppy.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 29 June 2016 16:27:29

My sister in law bought a new house, the previous owner had these Growing in her garden, It caught my eye when I seen it

Garden finished & ready to party

03 June 2016 23:14:19

delighted, hard work paid off

Fleurette Fleurette 03 June 2016 23:35:11

My goodness, Leanne!  Not even a speck of dust!  

It looks fabulous.  Enjoy Sunday and Inhope your young man does as well.  (It is the boy, isn't it? Imhope I have that right.)

is that the Lavatera on the left at the fence?

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 03 June 2016 23:39:47

Amy's communion is at 11 tomorro, she's finally sleeping and very excite, thx for all yr cuttings X 

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 03 June 2016 23:40:44

Yes, I think thats a lavater, u want cuttings?

Fleurette Fleurette 04 June 2016 00:01:33

Yes, a few, would be nice, but in a few weeks.  I'm off now to Co. carlow on a garden sightseeing  trip. Thanks, Leanne.n

fran m fran m 04 June 2016 06:52:20

Super transformation, looks great well done to all.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 04 June 2016 20:17:45

Wow! That looks terrific.

Scrubber Scrubber 04 June 2016 22:38:03

Talk about transformation! Of course you will find that finished is an indefinite word but my goodness it will be perfect for the big day!

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 07 June 2016 17:22:36

We are delighted with final result,  had a great day on Saturday with loads a sunshine 

Help.....Funny tree but beautiful

17 May 2016 22:16:16

I planted this tree about 7 years ago, as far as I remember it's a prunus, it seems to b 2 trees combined into 1, is this normal??? could it be two seeds combined into one, or has any else a better explanation 

PCON PCON 17 May 2016 22:38:49

Somebody has grafted it. Look for the graft mark below the start of pink. More frequently the white is below the pink. That one might even have a double graft.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 17 May 2016 22:43:30

Thx PCON, what exactly does that mean, my brain is greener than my fingers ??

PCON PCON 17 May 2016 22:56:57

Most flowering cherries are produced by grafting a branch from a pink cherry tree onto the root stock of a white one. In that case the tree will bear pink flower, except any branch which grows below the level of the graft, which will have white flowers. It is quite common to see such trees with white and pink flowers. The root stock is more vigorous, so eventually white will predominate. In your case a white branch has been grafted onto the pink stalk. It should be possible to see the join on the main stem.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 17 May 2016 23:01:31

cool, thx for that, very interesting indeed , I'll see if I can find the graft point tomorrow, there was me thinking I had a very rare tree that was going to make me rich & famous, agh well the dream of it all was nice,  thx again for info, I'm away to cry !!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 18 May 2016 05:36:41

PCON has the answer.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 18 May 2016 09:55:28


Operation transformation 2016

16 May 2016 22:11:20

what have I started

Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 16 May 2016 22:23:01

 That is a big job.....looking forward to seeing it finished

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 May 2016 22:23:30

Whatever you've started is looking great already.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 16 May 2016 22:26:37

2 weeks til first communion, the pressure is on, picture 30 people eating alfresco, oh boys. Dresses and steel toe caps boots is all I can picture ????

Fleurette Fleurette 16 May 2016 22:34:05

Mrs crumbo, what a transformation!  No sweat!  You'll manage it.  Sure, you move at the speed of lightning.  

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 16 May 2016 22:42:24

Lol, I'll have to go like lightening to get it finished, what's the plant u send up with Gerard??, I'll get it planted this week, thanks again

Moya Moya 16 May 2016 23:05:37

Good on you! Looking great already - lovely wall.

Hope it all goes well.

Jackie Jackie 16 May 2016 23:06:51

That looks a great project and I'm sure will be finished in no time. Good luck with all your plans. 

Joann Joann 16 May 2016 23:24:10

looking interesting, cant wait for the photos of the finished project, just in time for the communion no doubt!!

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 16 May 2016 23:33:28

Watch this space, I could gather up u all, could we manage a 60 minute make over ??????

Fleurette Fleurette 17 May 2016 08:22:13

Leanne, help? No problem.  Meet us half way. Come out my place on Sat after 2pm when Moya Brid will here.   We'll have plants for you.  You deserve them. 

PeterW PeterW 17 May 2016 21:06:45

Happy Days, looking forward to seeing the finished article.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 17 May 2016 22:08:42

So am I Peter, only change today's is a few more pools of water ??????

Moya Moya 18 May 2016 22:39:07

See you on Saturday Leanne.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 01 June 2016 23:09:20

Now who's a happy girl, thanks so much to Margo for all her cuttings, I'm delighted!!

Cuttings from lavatera are flying, so flowery

14 September 2015 13:03:45

fast growing 

TerriShoos TerriShoos 14 September 2015 17:49:28

Are you going to the Johnstown post-Christmas gathering? There'll be a queue for spare cuttings if so!

fraoch fraoch 14 September 2015 19:38:04

they are really gorgeous.

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 14 September 2015 22:45:05

I live in donegal so won't get to Johnstown , anyone wanna do a cutting swap??

Fleurette Fleurette 14 September 2015 23:27:52

Great to see you back, Mrs Crumbo! How did the Pauwlonia do?  

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 14 September 2015 23:37:04

Hi, it now looks like a pot of dock leaves, lol

mrscrumbo mrscrumbo 03 June 2016 23:18:37

Someone told me this a called Lavatera, is that correct??

Fleurette Fleurette 03 June 2016 23:30:33

Sure is.  From what I can see with a crick in my neck!


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