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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:59
KEF - you have a PM - now I shall have to change my settings again .........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:54

Still think gastropods - see those brown areas - that's where the surface of the petal has been rasped/grazed by the b*****s! 

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:49

I think I'd cut it back in early spring.  

If I can find mine in amongst the alpina I'll cut it back to some strong buds around late Feb, weather permitting. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:44

Slugs and snails 

 

Morning KEF and Bekkie 

ClImbing rose

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:42

The majority of climbing roses bloom on wood produced in the previous year, so cutting all canes down to the ground means that you will lose a season's blooms.

Please watch the video I linked to above - it is a simple explanation of how to train, prune and control climbing roses  and get blooms all over the plant.

 

My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:33

It can be done - here in Norwich there is an amazing exotic garden  http://www.exoticgarden.com/ 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:31

Good morning folks!  More storms overnight and still overcast now, but dry and warm -  think a quiet day in the garden is called for 

Well done Woody 

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:14

I've grown Duchess of Edinburgh in three different gardens - I can't resist it, it's so beautiful - each time I've found it quite difficult to get it established and happy although after several years it's been fabulous.  

I've found that it is much happier clambering through things rather than train it up a fence etc.  

This time I've decided just to leave it alone and let it find it's own way - it's already rambling and scrambling through some honeysuckle and alpina clematis, and this year it's had three blooms (it's been planted 2 years) - I'm hoping that in the next couple of years it'll begin to perform much better.  

carrots not long enough

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:06

How long is not long enough?  Nantes are stump rooted carrots reaching a maximum of 6" in ideal conditions. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

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

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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: 24/07/2014 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
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