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Eek! Hedgehog in the pond....

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 10:25

So glad that you found it Alan   Can you get some plastic covered chicken wire and make a sort of scramble net, maybe over some logs or rocks at the edge of the pond, so that if this happens again the hedgehogs  can climb out. 

http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/garden-hazards.html 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 09:03

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXNQyvMSOFM

Shall start practising ..................... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 08:43

Grey here too Punkdoc - but my fingers are crossed for better things .... 

Pruning

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 08:40

John Cushnie's How to Prune, says: 

"... Apricots fruit on 2 year old wood and older.  Some fruit may form at the base of 1 year old shoots.  Thin the shoots to leave them 15-20cm apart.  Shorten side shoots back to 5 or  leaves.  After fruiting is finished shorten these shoots to 3 leaves.  Where they have formed side shoots these are reduced to a single leaf.  The unwanted shoots are pruned back to 5 or 6 leaves to carry fruit the following year.  Prune out old unproductive branches without leaving a stump and train a young shoot into the space to replace it."

Hope that's helpful 

What are my sunflower leaves telling me?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:19

I find these work well to keep slugs away from potted plants

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/171338559688?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108&ff19=0   

One application lasts all season.

Much better for wildlife and the environment than pellets. 

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:16

We pulled it up every spring/summer for several years and then moved house!  

Next door's landlord covered it with landscaping fabric and a thick layer of shingle. !!!

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:11

.... with spindly legs and big toes Chicky? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:09

Chicky, same lad - Norwich family and UEA student  http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/obituaries/tributes_paid_to_former_uea_student_and_the_most_dedicated_of_physics_teachers_1_3646234  So sad.

I've got an exciting adventure on Friday too!!! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

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

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

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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