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Posted: 01/07/2014 at 20:09

Panda - me too - Ma says I cantered instead of running, and whinnied instead of talking 

Talkback: Stinging nettles

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 20:01

There will probably have been seeds just waiting to spring up and they will have loved the fact that you cleared a patch of ground for them.  You'll have to have another go, and probably another ..........

Cherry trees

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 19:55

Lots of information/descriptions of various cherry varieties here


Also a highly recommended supplier of fruit trees.  I've been very happy with my purchases and I know others who are also very pleased. 

Is all fair at the fayre?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 19:47

As I understand it, as well as selling their own roses, David Austin supply other authorised stockists to sell David Austin roses.  

I would contact David Austin and tell them where you bought the rose and what has happened.  

If the seller was an authorised stockist I would imagine that your rose is covered by a warranty of some kind.  

If someone was selling David Austin roses without authorisation, or passing other roses off as David Austin roses, I'm sure David Austin will want to know about it 

Facebook Rose Competition

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:50

I'm sorry, I'm not on Facebook either - but many congratulations on your engagement and I hope you get lots of votes 


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:47

Hi Janice - tell us more about it - which sort of salix is it and where is it planted. 


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:46

Hi Yviesteve and welcome 

Allium - I remember a very long time ago my son proudly announcing that he'd pulled up all the dead sticks from the garden and put them on Daddy's bonfire - yes, you've guessed it .... the newly planted blackcurrant bushes   He's 42 and hasn't forgotten the look on my face 


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:24

Hi Lily 

Starchild is a dahlia Verdun and both have one this year   

Talkback: Stinging nettles

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:04

Hi Andy - treat them with a weedkiller containing glyphosate and then leave them there to die. 

The glyphosate will travel back into the roots and kill the whole plant.   It will take two or three weeks.

When it's all brown you can cut the nettles off flush with the brickwork.  

As you so rightly say, if you pull them you run the risk of disturbing the mortar.

How conveniently close you are to the village pub 

Suggestions for filling a small south facing border

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:01

Great Moomin - that's going to look gorgeous when it all gets settled - and it'll be lovely in perfect time to welcome you and your little one home 


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


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


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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