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Some questions about Basil

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 14:06

A packet of basil seeds will cost you less than two plants from a supermarket, and, sown next spring will provide you with hundreds of plants 

Please tell me I'm not nuturing a weed!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 14:04

Those who are visiting here  http://www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk/pages/view/562/gardens.htm on the 19th July can expect to see lots of Pokeweed in the wilder parts of the garden, under the big shelter belts of Monterey Pine.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:27

It is a gorgeous colour isn't it - friend lived in Pershore and was in the middle of writing a book on plums (more from a cook's point of view than a gardener's) when she became ill - so the colour seems appropriate for her 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:06

I just went into the front garden and look what greeted me .... H. Summer Wine's first bloom of the year - I bought it last year on a lovely day out with a dear friend who has since passed away.  Happy Memories 

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:24

Hmm, just seen the weather forecast - dry today, hot tomorrow, rain over the weekend and into next week - I'd better get the lawns cut before the weekend .... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:22

Good morning KEF, BL, Woody, Allium and any/everyone else 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:00

"Oh would love to Dove, but we've got so much work on, if I suggested it, they'd drag you in to join us! " 

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Raised Bed Liners

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:43

I did lots of research and took lots of advice and in the end my thinking was along the same lines as Busybee - keep the damp away from the inside and let it dry out from the outside.  

I didn't use plastic on the base - I used a thin permeable membrane so drainage wasn't affected - what it did do was prevent the topsoil washing out of the bottom of the beds - something I'd seen happen before - and the beds drain well.

I filled the beds with an approx 50:50 mix of organic manure and good topsoil, and there's certainly no shortage of worms in there.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:33

Can't get along there today Snoodle - that part of the ring road is closed for re-surfacing - or at least it was yesterday and it didn't look as if they were near finishing .   My car has to go down to the bottom of Grapes Hill then turn left.  I'll walk into the city centre from there - you can't sneak out of the office for the morning can you? 

Grape vine

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:31

Hmmm, we had grape vines on the farmhouse where I grew up many years ago, but back then pruning was pretty hit and miss, but they always fruited.  

Now I've got a newly planted vine in this garden and I'm very much on a learning curve, getting my information from  John Cushnie's 'How to Prune' and this website http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/grapevine-care/ 

Hope that's of some help 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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
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