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Gardening

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:04
Once you get it clear regular use of a Dutch hoe in the growing season prevents weeds from getting established.

Talkback: How to grow potatoes in a bag

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:02
Hi spudulicus

Some varieties of potatoes don't produce flowers - nothing wrong with them, it's just what they do, or rather don't do.

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:00
It seems that the problem is affecting some of us and not others.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:34
I've been looking at the local news website here in Norfolk - did you see that Snoodle's garden was hit by a hailstorm? There's been flooding over in her part of Norfolk too - hope her garden's not been hit again

whats wrong

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:32
Yes, leave them to grow into nice bushy plants - they'll die down over the winter and reappear in the spring - usually flowering May and early June.

They'll self-seed around lots as well, cross-pollinating with each other and producing variations on a theme.

Some of us find them addictive!

And there's absolutely no problem with buying plants from Lidl, Aldi or where ever - if there's a bargain to be had grabbit!

whats wrong

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:18
Hi Coys - that's an aquilegia - has it flowered this year? They're perennials so they don't flower in their first year.
Mine always go like that after they've flowered - I cut them back and they grow new foliage.
I wouldn't cut them back in their first year as they need to build up strength to flower the following year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:16
Good morning KEF and Bekkie

It does seem that there's a serious blip with the Board this morning - I've sent a message to Daniel and also emailed the tech team, but as it's the weekend I hope that Daniel is having a good time and not thinking about work - I've no idea how many techies there are on duty over the weekend .............. but anyway I've put a post on here explaining how to change to Basic Edit mode if people are having problems - I'll be out this afternoon so please can people bump it up if it disappears off the bottom of the first page - don't want new people to be unable to post their problems - although it's going to be difficult for those affected to post photos. :-/

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:06
Hi, it appears that there's some sort of malfunction on the Forum at the moment making it difficult to post. Daniel and the Web Team have been informed - however this is the weekend .... Until the problem is fixed we can get around it by: 1. Go to your Settings in the drop down menu under your name in the top righthand corner of the page 2. Click on Forum Settings 3. Click on Basic Editor rather than Advanced Editor 4. Click on Save Changes You should now be able to post on the forum and send Private Messages. However we won't be able to post pictures and smileys can only be made by using punctuation marks if you know how to do it. E.g. : and ) should appear as a smile. Please can people keep bumping this up to stop it falling off the bottom of the first page, so that new posters see it. Thanks.

birds

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 06:19
I used to feed the birds at work and we had the shepherd's crook poles I mentioned - young squirrels found a way of shinning up the pole - until I smeared it with cooking oil - the looks on their faces as they leapt onto the pole and then slid down was priceless

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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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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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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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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