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Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:47
OMG - is Norfolk having a referendum too


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 07:42

Dove is probably trying to work out which pair of shoes to wear - now that she has ambitions to be the Posh Spice of the gardening world.  Next thing we know she'll be wearing her zips inside out ......


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 07:21

Morning Lily - hope you have another good work day

TV gardening programmes

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 06:51

Thanks Lyn - when is that on?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:47

Love your bride Lizzie.  I invested in one last year (had never heard of it til I saw your pics of it here last year), which is growing nicely, but not flowered this year .... Maybe next ....

Hope you are pleased that the "Lizzie" effect has gone global


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:39

Thanks Fidget - just googled Kiftsgate - looks lovely too.  Think i will go for it - just need some sunshine 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:15

Ooooh, glad the Dixter programme was good Marion - i recorded it for watching tomorrow


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:07

Don't know about marigolds, but following advice on here last year i pinched out my cosmos several times before finally planting them out - potting them on to bigger pots all the time - and they were the best they have ever been.  So not essential, but worth a try

Crane fly larvae

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:03

There was a bit on GQT about them the other week - suggested covering an area of lawn with tarpaulin for a few days, which will encourage the grubs to the surface.  Then go out at dawn and remove it, and all the birds will pick the grubs off for you.  Apparently the worms get back into the ground quick enough to avoid the same fate

What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 21:58

Panda - if you are going to use pellets the ones with "ferric" something are better - steer clear of the methaldehyde (??) ones which exterminate everything in sight.  I find copper rings in a circle round the base of my clematis do the trick too, because slugs can actually chomp through the stems at the base and then you lose the whole lot (although mine did resprout, and seem none the worse for it)

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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