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Posted: 16/09/2016 at 22:32

We saw it! It's hoooooooge!!! 

Grass ID. I hate them personally.

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 22:31

That's good to know Obelixx 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 20:40

Oooh Nigel's face just now. What a look he gave the camera. 

And now we've got Isla too. 

Plants that will grow together

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 19:38

That's a lovely fence.  I would consider using a selection of Clematis alpinas and Clematis viticella and Clematis texensis

Alpinas are early flowering and the viticellas and texensis flower later in the summer.

Lots of beautiful colours and flower shapes to choose from  here

Just make sure they're labelled as the Alpinas don't need regular pruning, and the viticellas and texensis you prune hard in the spring. 

Prepare the soil well with lots of organic matter so that it doesn't dry out and they'll be happy. 

Which fertiliser?

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 19:20

I agree, don't fertilize if you're going to re-seed this autumn. 

Brush in a top-dressing of good topsoil after scarifying, then re-seed. 

Plant ID x2

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 18:53

My thought is also gaillardia for both.

Grass ID. I hate them personally.

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 17:37

I have Miscanthus nepalensis, which is incredibly beautiful, and Molinia 'Transparent' which is also incredibly beautiful.  The other tall grass I have is Molinia caerulea 'Karl Foerster' which has beautiful purplish flowers - love it.   I'm hoping they survive a Norfolk winter - they came through last winter, but it was very mild. 

white sprouting (broccoli/calabrese)

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 15:46

I love white sprouting broccoli - my favourite 

Lawn Help

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 15:26
Papi Jo says:

... as a former teacher of English, I can't help cringing at the missing comma in such comments as: "Lovely Verdun" rather than "Lovely, Verdun". No doubt Verdun is a lovely person in his own right (even reaching perfection after shaving) but the poster probably meant his garden / flowers / photos etc looked lovely, not the man himself.

 Hmm, I'm pretty sure that 99.9% of the time 'Lovely Verdun' is exactly what is meant 

just as 'Lovely Hosta' usually refers to the Forum member rather than a good looking plant 

Lovely Papi Jo 

Grass ID. I hate them personally.

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 15:07

I'm a grass novice, but I think the white line in the leaf indicates that it's a Miscanthus - Hosta and Verdun will undoubtedly be able to confirm that or not, and tell you much more than I can.

Watch out, I used not to be that keen on grasses ... but they're addictive 

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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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