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Wisteria help please

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 09:18

The diagrams here may be helpful

Need an I.D on this please

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 09:06

Yes, hardy geranium and yes, cut them back when the first flush of flowers is over, feed and water and stand well back


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 09:03

Hi Steve - I used to grow Rodgersia in a previous garden - this one's too free-draining.

I remember new plants taking a little while to get going - they also really like their roots in damp to boggy conditions - although yours are by a stream is the bank dry?  We've had a very dry spring. 

The new leaves are the ones that  are lovely copper colour then they turn greener as the season develops.

Grass has black after using evergreen extreme green

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 08:47

Hi Craig

Afraid I can't see the pics - to upload photos on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your posts and follow the instructions - don't think it works for all phones tho'.

If it doesn't work let us know ...


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 08:37

Children walking past the house up the hill to school with sunshades

Boundary marker

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:05

I think I'd go for low posts with rope between - it will mark the boundary but not obscure the feeling of having an open space

Oyster scale

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:01

Oyster scale = mussel scale

Info here

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 06:54
Nanny Beach wrote (see)

.... WonkyWomble we had a persian, lost her 9 years ago, the most gorgeous friendly laid back cat I ever had, youngest Daughter dressed her and she laid on her back in dolls pram, ....

Wonky did exactly the same with her first cat Socks! 


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 06:49

Good morning all

Well it got up to 29.7C in the shade here yesterday and it's already 19.5C this morning ... wonder what's in store for us today ... the front lawn is looking very dry and parched but I'll just leave it alone - unlike Wonky I'm not being judged this weekend! 

OH hears our hedgehogs more than I do 'cos he's such a light sleeper - he says they're very noisy - don't know about coughing, but maybe a slug went down the wrong way ...

Mini Timber Growhouse

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:05

Had it a few years now - needs a coat of wood preserver before the winter

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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