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Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:04


Cherry tree

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:35

Sylvia is partially self-fertile and will produce fruit without a pollination partner, but having another cherry tree nearby which flowers at roughly the same time (mid-season) should improve pollination.

Mini Timber Growhouse

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:23

Bargain - can't remember what mine cost, but it was considerably more than that  

What's my name?

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:16

If it's an old book look up Senecio

Mini Timber Growhouse

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:10

I have a very similar one - I find it very useful

Plant Id

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:03

I grew up on a farm in very rural Suffolk - agricultural weeds were a major part of my childhood!


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 19:55

Lovely to hear about the hedgehog - yes, put water out - ours drink lots every night

Lesley and everyone - thanks for kind thoughts about Ma - it is lovely to see her happy when it could have been so different.

Gardengirl - we use Blagdon Barley Straw Extract, and follow it up with Blagdon Bio-Active Sludge Control, which eats the dead blanket weed.  Regular treatment is working well and it's also keeping the duckweed to a minimum   It doesn't affect the wildlife, the water is lovely and clear and it's simple to use once you've worked out how many litres of water there are in the pond

29.7C  earlier in the shady breezy corner of the garden by the path around the side of the house.

What's my name?

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 19:44

You can trim it after it's finished flowering to tidy it up a bit, or you can cut it right hard back in April, down to six inches or so and it will rejuvenate.  You'll lose the flowers for that one year if you do that, but a lot of people just grow it for the foliage

plant ID

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:40

Don't know Dave somehow it has the look of a brassica doesn't it - but I don't know one with leaves like that - someone will know ...

Plant Id

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:15

Does it have a groove down the 'front' of the stalks?  If so I think it's

Hogweed - not the dangerous Giant Hogweed - just the ordinary native one that we used to gather to feed our pet rabbits when we were children. 

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Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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