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Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:27

I've always followed Italophile's advice re tomatoes and have not regretted it 


Freaky Fennel

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:17
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

.... all alone 

Duh!  " .... all along

geraniums and anenomes

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:54

I planted some Japanese anemones  in the first year of the Shady Bank - I knew they'd spread quickly but I needed some colour there quickly.  

This autumn they're going to be moved and reduced - I'll put some in pots to give away - think daughter may be given some 

I think I'd move peonies in the autumn - think there's a thread somewhere on moving them ......... 

As for the geraniums - if they're getting too rampant just chop them back - take some cuttings too to give to people afflicted by tidy gardens 

sweet williams

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:49

They're short-lived perennials - I'd plant them out now and look forward to some beautiful scented flowers next June - well-drained loam in sun or partial shade.  They will self-seed if you don't dead-head them but they're not invasive. 

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

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:40

I've a few Chinese Lantern plants going spare (Physalis alkekengi - the decorative non-edible ones).  Sown this year to flower next.  Would anyone like a few? 


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:14

That's the problem with tv programmes - they so rarely show you the tears and torment! 


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 08:09

One of my newly planted honeysuckles succumbed to mildew earlier on this year and lost all its leaves  - my fault, I let it get too dry under the trees - but with more consistent watering it's growing healthy new shoots.  Don't worry, yours will survive - it's always a bit of a battle 


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:46

Good morning Verdun -  that sounds like a gorgeous view you have there 

From the forecast it looks as if we're in for a humid day with showers and thunderstorms - I shall try to pop out between them and plant the new additions to the front border and do some deadheading. 

The lawns could do with mowing, but I don't think it's going to be dry enough.  They'll have to wait until later in the week as I'm visiting Aged Ps tomorrow. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:22

Lyn, I remember the photo of when you'd just taken the hedge out - what a transformation! 

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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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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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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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