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Hedgehog hazards

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:38

I think raising the netting will still protect against the worst depredations of pigeons and will certainly help avoid future entanglements. 

I don't net anything at the moment as I worry about just such a thing happening with hedgehogs and birds.

 I'm going to have to net the pond in autumn - I think the trick is to have the net as taut as possible and obviously to check morning and evening and as often as possible in between. 

The smaller gauge net the better! 

I think you did exactly the right thing 

Orchids Flowers

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:33

Gentle training with small canes (or those wooden BBQ skewers) - start off with the cane at an angle and ease it upwards in stages 

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:29

Cuttings need to be in the shade at this time of year rather than needing heat and bright sunlight.

 I keep mine on a low wall against a north facing fence - then a cold frame in the winter to keep the worst of the wet and cold off them - but you can easily make one with some old bricks or blocks and an old window or two.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardenersworld/video/alys_thrifty/cold_frame.shtml 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:24

An assortment of colour and texture combinations at Barnsdale and a few familiar bits of architecture etc 

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 This last one's for Punkdoc - to prove that he's not the only one to support his plants a wee bit later than is ideal 

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:14

Yes, it's perfectly possible to take cuttings of most hardy plants without a greenhouse although a cold frame is useful.  

Starting off with lavender is a good idea - lots of info here  http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-take-lavender-cuttings/176.html 

Tell us what else you have in your garden and we can make some more suggestions about cuttings that are relatively easy - you'll soon have more plants than you know what to do with 

Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:10

I agree with Fidget - just take them off - tomato plants are individuals,  and just like people some respond just a little bit differently to similar conditions  

Seed Head ID

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:08

My lawn is full of it 

Diff between fuchsias, whiteknights pearl & mag var alba

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:05

Hi techiebabe - you can't cut & paste pics onto this forum, but if you click on the tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post you can upload pics from a pc.

Sadly it doesn't work for phones .... yet  

verbascum

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:00

I don't know that one Fidget - it's very well named if the colour reproduction on the link is accurate 

What to do?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:10

When you say 'bare root' I take it that it's now been planted in a pot or at least planted somehow   Any tree with bare roots at this time of year is unlikely to survive

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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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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