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Posted: 30/06/2014 at 05:35


seriouse ivy problem!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 05:34
I've used Vitax SBK brushwood killer to get rid of ivy - cut through and remove a section from the stems as near to the base as you can and drill holes into the stumps and pour the SBK into the holes. Also use it to spray remaining greenery - as directed on the packet. It will require several applicatiions and patience and tenacity, but it will work.

Good luck

identifying tree with blue foliage

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:39
Sounds as if it could be one of the scale insects - have a look here


Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:36

Glad Chicklet's back safe and sound and with her bronze!

Major lilly problems

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:32
If they're Day Lilies rather than 'real' lilies then they might have Hemerocallis Gall Midge which affects the buds - see this thread

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:22
Sounding even more like Tree bees - really nothing to be concerned about. They'll go before winter. They're great early pollinators

Little gems...

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:18
I sowed another row last week as well, and if I can find the space I'll sow another row in late July.


Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:11
Night Lesley

I lost a lot of weight a few years ago - got into skinny jeans etc, but was far too scraggy. I've put some of it back now - probably a bit too much - but I know I look better with a bit of plumpness rather than saggy.

Little gems...

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:08
Mine are growing on nicely with, as you say, regular watering and sunshine. They do need to be thinned out in order to get them to form nice hearts.


Posted: 29/06/2014 at 21:55

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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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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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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