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It's my birthday

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 09:38

 Happy Birthday Clari - hope you're putting your feet up


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 07:52

Good morning all

A little over five hours to the start of the music ........... OH has some earplugs so that he can sleep - I hate wearing earplugs - I'd better get myself down to Waitrose - I think alcohol will be the answer

Help under conifer please

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 07:41

Give the area a good load of farmyard manure or home-made garden compost to improve it as much as you can initially, then I'd go for one of the Lamium maculatums - 'Beacon Silver' is a good one, a spreader with silver leaves and pinky-purple flowers. 

It'll need watering until it's established, probably throughout the first summer, but once it gets going it'll spread happily.  However it's easy to remove so won't become invasive. 

Large Chrysalis

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:33

 Elephant hawk moth chrysalis


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:23

My understanding is that transplanting orchids is frequently doomed to failure because orchids only grow in symbiosis with specific fungi, which may only be present in specific very localised areas. 

North Facing Fence

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 20:32

North Facing Fence

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:47

Hi John

This extract from the British Clematis Society Website says that it will grow happily on a sheltered north-facing wall, and they ought to know what they're talking about


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:28

I can't imagine what you mean Hosta!


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:22
robert peter Dunford wrote (see)

Experiments to Prove you can Graft a Pelargonium from the Ethnobotanical Garden -Shroomery.This Experiment has been Carried out,with Pictures of how to Graft a Pelargonium on the Internet ,Everybody is talking about it,Go to You Tube and Watch the Experiment,They have put Three Colours Scions on one Root ,Now if you can Graft a Pelargonium you can Bud a Pelargonium,Just think what a Pelargonium 4 ft Standard  would look Like,With Several Colours on the Top, Would be the Best at Chelsea RHS Flower Show,

Shroomery is a website devoted to Magic Mushrooms.  Lots of odd stuff on there, not to mention discussion of psychedelic multi- coloured whatevers. 

No wonder the OP is attracted by multi-coloured geraniums

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 18:24
Susan Porter wrote (see)

Is it not Chelsea coverage?? or has it turned to Presenters coverage?? Moan moan moan........let them be themselves and wear what they like. Enjoy the plants for heavens sake.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

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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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

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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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


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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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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