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Posted: 07/08/2013 at 12:38

Ok, am having a play with my new toy (its not often i appear on  weekday lunchtime).  Sat in the meadow behind our office:

 Can anyone see that?


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 07:10

As for getting rid - both are a challenge - you will need to dig every scrap of root out, or resort to roundup/glyphosphate


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 07:09

brambles have sharp prickes and woody stems,

Stinging nettles have furry leaves and growth upright like spires.

And then there is always the "stick your hand in and see if it hurts" test, but not one I would recommend


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 07:07

You could try helping nature along by using a paintbrush and pretending to be a bee - I think the buzzing sound is optional !


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 07:06

I love Houghton Hall - will you go in the walled garden whilst you are there?  Also meant to ask you whether you go to East Ruston at all?  I have relatives in Kings Lynn, and have often visited both.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 06:59

or should that be an iPhone.  Must try harder.....


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 06:58

Its mid-week !

Good luck to mini-FG when that envelope arrives today - remember it well myself - stressful experience.  We will be going through the same in a fortnight - although my daughter has to go and get the results from school, which means the whole thing gets played out in a public gallery, rather than in the privacy of your own kitchen/bedroom/downstairs loo/wherever else you choose to hide!

Plants watered (sunset caught up on me last night).  I have finally succumbed to the temptation of a iPhone - hence last night's appalling spelling and grammar.  Back on a proper keyboard this morning, so all should pass muster from any English teachers out there.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 23:11

Glad to see forum is working properly again - thank you Daniel (I'm sure he follows the forked threads .  My F5 key is feeling bereft of attention.  Got too late for watering tonight, so will have to get up early tomorrow instead.  Best go get some shut eye!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 23:00

... And panda - fingers crossed for ripening tomatoes 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 22:58

I love this thread! So many great pictures

Deano, your plot still looks fabulous - can you bear to pick anything?

I also spotted fairy in the corner - that girl gets everywhere!!

KEF - i grew a batch of Laura phlox from bare roots this year - they have just started flowering - very pretty

Discussions started by chicky

Plant ID - blue flowers

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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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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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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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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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