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Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:27

Oh my word - I've just had about a thousand (ok slight exaggeration) email notifications of PMs received over the past fortnight - excuse me while I clear my inbox ........... 


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 

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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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

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

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

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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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

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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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

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