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Posted: 18/03/2014 at 14:59

Bill, sorry to hear that, it must be so hard after all you've been through  ........ but think of it this way, he's gone to join your son over the Rainbow Bridge ((hugs)) 

Evergreen climber for east-facing aspect

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 14:55

The ivy Hedera algeriensis 'Gloire de Marengo' is a good one, it' has substantial variegated leaves so would provide colour and textural interest. 

Oh eck

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 14:51

Tell us about it - we in Norfolk get the same problems every year, particularly on the mudflats near Blakeney etc, people always having to be rescued - favourite quote, "..... but the high tide was at a different time when we were here before  Duh!!! "

Urgent help New Lawn

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:50

To add a photo that is saved on your pc, click on the green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  

If that's not clear let us know!

Dahlia bulbs and tubers

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:14

I've sent Lidl an email!!! 

Dahlia bulbs and tubers

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:10

Oh dear! 

How embarrassing!  Who's going to tell them??? 

I hope it's not this company fancy getting £18 million for getting it wrong!!! 

Dahlia bulbs and tubers

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:06

There's no such thing as dahlia bulbs - dahlias grow from tubers.  I think Lidl's advertising people are confused 

Is this clematis wilt?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:04

Although Jingle Bells is evergreen, even evergreens lose their leaves and grow new ones - just not all at the same time in the autumn like deciduous plants - I think that this is just your clematis getting ready to lose some of it's older leaves and nothing for you to worry about. 

Fruit & Veg

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:00

It does sound as if it's on it's way out.  However, it's usefulness may not be over - venerable old trees are very valuable for wildlife, all sorts of precious insects and birds may make their homes in the rotting branches - even woodpeckers.

Why not plant a rambling rose to climb up into the branches - it will be absolutely beautiful.

 This one is Paul's Himalayan Musk, but there are several others suitable for training into a tree, see here 

A question about flowers.

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 10:05

Good question Jack - it shows you're getting the hang of this gardening thing 

After bulbs have flowered the leaves continue to grow a for a while then die down - all the nutrients in the leaves go back into the bulbs to build them up for the next year.  You can help this by giving them a bit of fertiliser just after flowering so those leaves build up lots of nutrition before dying back down.  

And yes, when they've died down you need to remember or mark where they are, so that when you're planting you don't dig them up or damage them - plant around them, not on top of them. 

Primulas aren't bulbs, but after flowering the leaves will continue to grow and the same principle applies - also the plants will get bigger and it is at this time you can divide them to create more plants if that's what you want.  They will then die down for the winter and reappear again in the spring. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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