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Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:28

Good morning KEF   Thought something drove the sun away!

Fortunately it's come back this morning

Lawn Aeration without topdressing on clay

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:19

Don't have measurements on our mower - just three settings.  Always do the first couple of cuts each spring on the highest, then move to the middle one for the summer.  We never use the lowest one. 

Good luck

More gardening TV

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:00

Each to his own of course.  Programme makers are damned if they do and damned if they don't  and are often showered with complaints if they don't come up with a 'new angle' on something.

At the moment I'm not at the stage where I think I know everything, so I shall watch before condemning

Overgrown Clematis

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:55

I think I'd 'tidy' it now and then cut it hard back after it's flowered


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:39

Sorry to hear you're under the weather Pdoc - sitting outside sounds a good idea - come and sit on my terrace -  you could scrub the table down gently while you're sitting

Morning Winter - would this help?



Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:31

The only A. nemorosa that I know are white (sometimes pinkish white), but that doesn't mean that there aren't blue ones - just that I've not met them yet .   They grow wild in the woodland near to my MIL's house - lovely   I wonder if they'd be happy in my Wilderness? 

ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:19

I seem to remember we tried it a while back - it got very confusing as more queries were posted and it was hard to tell which reply applied to which picture.  Try it if you like but I think it's simpler to have a fresh thread for each query - then at least we may have a chance of knowing what we're talking about


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:16

Morning Bekkie

Re pink deadnettle -  the flowers are an important food source for early bees   I tend to leave them until there's plenty of other nectar sources about then pull them up.  They only have shallow roots and are easy to get rid of.  There's always a few about in the spring.


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:13

Morning Chicky - hope your back's on the mend - take it steady

Help on what this is!

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:03

Hi Cate

This tells you just the basics

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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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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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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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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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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