Dovefromabove


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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:47

Hi Topbird - it was lovely to meet you 

I'd love to go to Beth Chatto's garden - haven't been for years and years and years ......

Hostas

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:26

Haven't seen Hostafan on here for a while - was asking after him just the other day   I hope he's ok and is enjoying his garden.

I've got big chunky hostas that have never been troubled by slugs before, but this year they're quite lacy in places. 

I think the thing is that after last winter (or rather the lack of it) slugs have increased in size and number - hopefully we'll get a proper winter this year and it will reduce them to more manageable proportions.

 

Brown patch on lawn

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:14

I found this brown circular patch on my lawn yesterday morning

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53127.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 However, I have identified the cause .......................... 

Can you guess?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:54
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

.......... met a friend at church this morning whose house was flooded. A lot cooler and fresher now.

Well it would be ... after a thorough wash like that 

Sorry ................ I'll get my coat ....................... 

 

Seriously tho' - hope not too much damage was done

What's wrong with our Oak tree?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:18

I can't see very clearly, but they look like evidence of the activity of the Spangle Gall Wasp http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/spangle-gall-wasp 

Just one of the many insects that oaks provide a home for. 

Not a problem.

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:06
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I think that salvia is sclarea var turkestanica artjak

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/salvia-sclarea-l-var-turkestanica/classid.2000016216/

 

Clary!  that's what I was thinking of 

Unidentifued white flowering climber

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:49

It's not a weed but it is a very rampant climber - it is not called Mile a Minute Vine for nothing http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2009/sep/24/gardens1 

Beech hedge problem

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:24

I know I always say water newly planted hedges, but beeches absolutely hate water-logging - maybe they've had a bit too much water - it's difficult to get it right in the changeable weather we're having. 

Is the area where the affected leaves are on heavier soil maybe, so not draining so well?

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:21

Maybe plant a shrub in front of her so she has the chance to scramble through branches in the shade - I think that's what she likes. 

Runner Beans AGAIN

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:19

The little stalks are where the flowers haven't been pollinated so the flowers have just dropped off without making a bean.  This is quite common early in the season - usually once the bees all know where your beans are most of the flowers get pollinated and you'll have more beans than you know what to do with.

Keep the roots moist as this will help with setting.

Otherwise it sounds as if you're doing just fine 

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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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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