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Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:24

Hi Lily 

Starchild is a dahlia Verdun and both have one this year   

Talkback: Stinging nettles

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:04

Hi Andy - treat them with a weedkiller containing glyphosate and then leave them there to die. 

The glyphosate will travel back into the roots and kill the whole plant.   It will take two or three weeks.

When it's all brown you can cut the nettles off flush with the brickwork.  

As you so rightly say, if you pull them you run the risk of disturbing the mortar.

How conveniently close you are to the village pub 

Suggestions for filling a small south facing border

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:01

Great Moomin - that's going to look gorgeous when it all gets settled - and it'll be lovely in perfect time to welcome you and your little one home 


Growing Roses

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 17:31

Yviestevie - had you thought about St Swithun  - I think it would go beautifully with the other roses you have on the arch, and it's a superb climber 


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 17:24

Edd, to be properly revitalised you've got to do it in the North Sea - nothing like it 


Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 17:09

How long have they been planted?   I wouldn't want the soil around them to be soggy - roots need air to 'breathe'.  

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:47

I've seen newly planted laurels shed most of their leaves and recover and grow successfully.  

Ivy Grow Bag

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:45

Sam  thanks for getting back to us - I'd love to see a photo 

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:39

They look pretty good to me - I wouldn't be worrying about them - all trees shed their leaves, even evergreens - they just don't do it all at once like deciduous trees.  I'd be very satisfied with those 


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:25

Congratulations Gg - nomination for an award - brilliant - hope you get it - it would be well deserved 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57
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