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Foxes

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:39

It might have been, especially if you used Fish Blood & Bone or similar when planting - but unless you have other signs of foxes or their scent marking I think it's more likely to be cats.

Are their any other clues - cat poo for instance?

Lavender Advice Please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:35

I cut lavender back just as the flowers are finishing.  If you start when the plant is young and cut it back hard each year never letting it develop much old wood, then you can keep it pretty neat.  Otherwise the advice is to cut back about an inch from the start of the flower stem. 

I follow the advice given by Norfolk Lavender here - with over 100 acres of lavender they really know what they're doing http://www.norfolk-lavender.co.uk/pages/lavenders-for-your-garden/plant-care.php 

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:27

Where are you Bamboogie? - I lived most of my life in Suffolk - we had Jaspers there 

Cuttings

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:42
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning Maxine

Not water for me.    Never valued that treatment. 

...........

It's not something I've done intentionally Verdun, but when Nature does a bit of propagation for you it'd be rude to ignore it 

Talkback: New tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:40

Driving through West Norfolk, South Lincs and Cambs over the past few days we saw more butterflies that we've seen in years.  

Lots of whites, but also lots of larger dark coloured ones which we couldn't identify as we were driving but presumably Peacocks and Red Admirals - lots and lots flying around flowering grassy verges, hedgerows, orchards and meadow and wasteland as well as around gardens.  Really lovely to see 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:34

 

Silk tree in windy spot

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:32

Just thought I'd mention that I've read that they exude substances that inhibit other plants growing around them, as walnuts do.  You might want to research that.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:28

Panda, Lily ............. everyone ............  good morning .....................

Hostas

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:59

Glad to hear that it's just work and gardening that have been occupying your time 

Cuttings

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:54

Hi 

This video shows you how to do it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60M1eSDXdJY , but I also find that hydrangeas will develop roots in a vase of water at this time of year, then you can pot them up and they'll grow on quite happily if you keep them in a cool and sheltered place. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

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
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