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Foxes

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:39

It might have been, especially if you used Fish Blood & Bone or similar when planting - but unless you have other signs of foxes or their scent marking I think it's more likely to be cats.

Are their any other clues - cat poo for instance?

Lavender Advice Please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:35

I cut lavender back just as the flowers are finishing.  If you start when the plant is young and cut it back hard each year never letting it develop much old wood, then you can keep it pretty neat.  Otherwise the advice is to cut back about an inch from the start of the flower stem. 

I follow the advice given by Norfolk Lavender here - with over 100 acres of lavender they really know what they're doing http://www.norfolk-lavender.co.uk/pages/lavenders-for-your-garden/plant-care.php 

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:27

Where are you Bamboogie? - I lived most of my life in Suffolk - we had Jaspers there 

Cuttings

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:42
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning Maxine

Not water for me.    Never valued that treatment. 

...........

It's not something I've done intentionally Verdun, but when Nature does a bit of propagation for you it'd be rude to ignore it 

Talkback: New tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:40

Driving through West Norfolk, South Lincs and Cambs over the past few days we saw more butterflies that we've seen in years.  

Lots of whites, but also lots of larger dark coloured ones which we couldn't identify as we were driving but presumably Peacocks and Red Admirals - lots and lots flying around flowering grassy verges, hedgerows, orchards and meadow and wasteland as well as around gardens.  Really lovely to see 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:34

 

Silk tree in windy spot

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:32

Just thought I'd mention that I've read that they exude substances that inhibit other plants growing around them, as walnuts do.  You might want to research that.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:28

Panda, Lily ............. everyone ............  good morning .....................

Hostas

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:59

Glad to hear that it's just work and gardening that have been occupying your time 

Cuttings

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:54

Hi 

This video shows you how to do it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60M1eSDXdJY , but I also find that hydrangeas will develop roots in a vase of water at this time of year, then you can pot them up and they'll grow on quite happily if you keep them in a cool and sheltered place. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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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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

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

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

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
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