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Posted: 29/04/2015 at 11:00

Good morning Wonky   Now you know what keeps me awake at night

Yvie, they let them out on bail as there's a shortage of appropriate places to hold teenagers

problems germinating

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 10:55

That's not quite what Granma means - there's a Private Message facility on here - go to your user name at the top right hand corner and click on My Messages

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 10:35
Papi Jo wrote (see)
Dovefromabove wrote on 28/05/2014

[...] it does help to answer queries if we know more or less where they live - advice for the north of Scotland may differ to that for Cornwall.

IMHO, members' location would be a very useful feature to add to this GW forum ...

That facility already exists - just go into your Settings and then Your Public Profile - you can enter your approximate location, type of garden, likes and dislikes, anything you want to about yourself, always remembering it's for public consumption.  i.e. don't give personal contact details etc.  We can then read it by clicking on the member's name and seeing their profile.

I just wish more people would use this facility - it would make life much easier when answering questions.

Best year for Rhubarb?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 10:25

This is a big favourite in this household

Pond weed nightmare

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 10:24

I get blanket weed in my pond and as other do I twirl it out with a bamboo cane - however it's difficult to get all of it without uprooting the oxygenators that it's tangled around.

I've just ordered some pond snails from and I'm hoping that when they arrive they'll start chomping their way through the algae and blanketweed


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:40

I wouldn't dig them up now, let them settle - mine are growing strongly now - I suspect the browning may be down to a bit of transplant shock - Sisyrinchium also dislike chilly winds so that may be contributing too if you're in an area where chilly winds have been a problem lately - here in Norfolk we've been getting some straight off the North Sea!

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:27

Well, you can keep the roots growing for more beans if you want to, and I've heard of people who do - they are perennial (the beans not the people) - but as Verdun says the crops are reported not to be good. 

I find that when I leave the roots in the ground they do regrow the following year and it's a nuisance to keep weeding them out.

ilex kinme

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:21

All evergreen trees drop their old leaves and grow new ones - they just don't do it all at once in the autumn like dedicuous trees do - it sounds to me as if its old leaves are dropping, a few at a time.  If it's growing new shoots I wouldn't be worrying

Clematis problem

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:16

Has the fence been treated with anything? 

Which weeds do you tolerate

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 07:42
LYDIA RAIN wrote (see)

..... This year alkanet has appeared, and I wait to see how it behaves.

It has a well-deserved reputation - not easily controlled unless you have vast acreage!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Copper tape

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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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