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mystery plant

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:17

The photo is blurry, but that looks very much like a wild orchid............... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where did the soil in the windowbox come from?

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:15
georgiesunflowe wrote (see)

Memo to Alan Titchmarsh.


What on earth  were you doing allowing your team to plant a yew hedge in the garden where three little girls will play !

I hope the parents, who happen to work in a garden centre are.............

........ rational human beings who know about plants and will educate their daughters in a sensible way.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:10

I agree, don't cut down the amount of sugar - your jam will not keep!

Raspberries have only a moderate amount of natural pectin, so use Jam Sugar which has added pectin.  

This is different to Preserving Sugar which does not contain added pectin but has larger crystals which makes a brighter and clearer jam.


Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:01
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

That will be why they plant Yews in cemetaries then ............not too much risk to the occupants. 

If you are unable to treat nature sensibly, you should never leave the safety of your bed. 

One theory is that cemeteries/churchyards would never be grazed, so the villagers' animals would be safe, and the yews needed for the manufacture of long-bows, could be grown.

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 15:56

Think mine's elevated enough

Distorted fuschia

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 15:51

Could it have been watered with a watering can which had previously been used for weedkiller?

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 15:44

Did you know that raw bamboo shoots are poisonous for humans?

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 15:40

Potato leaves, rhubarb leaves and many other common garden plants are also poisonous - children who cannot be relied on not to put everything into their mouths should not be in a garden unsupervised.

There is no need for irrational hysteria.

NB Alan Titchmarsh's current series is nothing to do with Gardeners' World.

Wet soil

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 15:30

Christine   there was a blip on the forum - fixed now. 

If it happens again you can sometimes work around it by going to settings and changing from Advanced Editor to Basic Editor - it means you can't use emoticons or post photos, but at least you can post

I'd be happy to plant hydrangeas now - the flowers might be past their best but you might get them cheaper because of that

Courgettes in greenhouse

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 15:27

No, not once they get to a decent size - very small ones can suffer from slug attack, but once they're big enough to be planted out I find the slugs leave them alone.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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