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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:57

Flippin cold wind coming down off the North Sea - brrrrrrrrrrrr!!! 

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:51

Think they may have got a taste for air travel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hdt-zs4EvE 

help needed identifying weed

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:47
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

By the way everybody, this is not me.

I wondered what you were doing asking for ID of horsetail 

So who's bob? 

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:13

"A fifth of British gardeners have thrown snails over their neighbour's fence, according to a survey.

Some 22% of people questioned for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said they had tossed a snail into their neighbour's garden, compared with 78% who said they had not.

Londoners were the worst culprits, with 30% admitting they had done it.

Gardeners in Scotland were least likely, where 14% admitted they had thrown a snail over a garden fence................."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27078782 

Are you guilty? 

can I prune my primroses

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 13:10

How lovely  if you cut them back you'll weaken them - they'll soon begin to die back.  Can you plant around/amongst them?

Alternatively can you set aside part of the garden for wildflowers that can be left to go over, and move them there - leaving the other part of the garden for more formal planting/

Help Identifying Lawn Invader!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 12:56

It's the 'fruiting body' of Marestail also known as Horsetail - a real nuisance in flower beds etc, but you can just keep mowing it in a lawn.  It's not dangerous to the children or pets. 

See this post http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/help-needed-identifying-weed/303228.html 

What grows in dark/dry areas?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 11:34

The majority of brightly coloured flowering plants also need bright sunshine, so I think I'd consider going for plants with variegated foliage.  There are lots of variegated hostas that would be happy growing in pots just there - however they die right back in the winter.  

Acuba Golden King  is an evergreen and would be happy there  http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=2142 and although it can grow quite large, growing it in a container would restrict its growth. 

Effects of tree pruning on root growth

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 11:26

This is the advice from the RHS about trees near buildings and any potential problems.  It's worth noting the advice that hasty removal of trees can result in even more problems due to 'heave'.  https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=225 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomato problem

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:16

Think they may be a bit on the chilly side lambchop.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 14:06

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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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 08:23
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