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Posted: 30/05/2014 at 18:28

Evening all - sorry some had trying days ..... but the weekend starts here

Just back from my minibreak in Norfolk.  Fitted in a trip to Norwich (great wildflower roundabouts in the city centre) for a spot of shopping and a tour round the Uni for chicklet.  And also my longed for walk along Hunstanton beach ... a very special place.  5 minutes from the carpark and we lost all the people - the ones in the photo are my nearest and dearest

 One of my favouritest places in the world

Chelsea wish list

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 18:12

I'll be giving anchusa loddon royalist a try   what a blue

Poppy problem

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:55

Hi Karen - i have had the same, but only with a few of the buds - others on the same plant have been fine.  Not sure what it is, but thought you might like to know you are in good company

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:36

Just planted some hostas in a bed and considering beer traps but not used them before - whats the best sort of container ( size and depth )??

Poorly plum tree

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:27

I'm afraid i can't help, but if you are a member of the RHS they offer a service where you can send samples off and get the problem diagnosed really quickly.


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 23:09

Well you learn something new every day  Thought qwerty keyboards were universal .... But now i am wiser

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:40

This is worse than a cryptic crossword ......  maybe the J is for just??

My motto is IFAPIFAP .......... if you are going to do something, then go for it !  Easier than Verdun's (but then they are all easy when you know the answer).

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:16

OL - I have one a bit like that called Shimmer - she's a bit shy, so trying to hide behind the "sofa" in the pic below ....


 There is also a lovely light purple one called Dianas Delight


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:33

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:57

Saw a great tip on here recently, that i will be using - because i agree the copper bands are expensive, but work really well for me.  It was to use the adhesive copper tape stuck on rings made of old lemonade bottles sliced up, and use these as collars round plants instead.

Can't remember who made the suggestion - but its genius

Discussions started by chicky

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

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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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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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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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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