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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:46

It still doesn't feel warm enough to go out into the garden - it is of course - if I put a jacket on - but there's nothing urgent that needs doing out there and I've got half a dozen duck eggs to use, so I think a sponge cake might happen this morning 

Dreaded blackspot - rose resistence?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:44

This website tells you whether or not a rose is disease resistant.


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:22

Invicta is a cooking variety so in my experience the fruits don't soften much - you could pick some now and leave some to get a bit riper. 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:19

This is OH's garlic - neither of us have grown garlic before but a friend is a garlic farmer - he leaves his until it's yellower than ours, but I'm going to pull one from the garden next time I need to use some garlic and see how it is.  Love using 'green garlic' anyway 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:04

Me too -  the garlic patch is ear-marked for some purple sprouting broccoli that needs moving on ....

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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:02

Chuckle!  Yes, I've heard that one too 

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:30
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

Dove.......I do hope you will post The Chicken Solution on the J Knotweed post......sounds a heck of a lot better than the chemical way

Seriously, I do see your point but I guess much depends on how many Chickens you keep and on what area.  After 2 years, my Chicken garden looks quite good........loads of flowering plants which they have left more or less alone.  The biggest danger is scratching away at the roots so chicken wire for a few months seems to work.

It is the first time I've kept chickens in a confined area as French jobs used to have the run of a paddock so guarding plants as such never came into the equation. 

So, fingers crossed, it "can" be done


Absolutely agree Clari - three or four chickens given the run of a reasonably spacious garden, and kept an eye on - I've not found that to be a problem at all - they probably do more good than harm with getting wireworms and slugs etc.

But they will destroy anything green inside their run when confined there 

Nemesia Maritana hardiness?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:11

I suppose Penhow have the advantage of a 'maritime climate' with no real frosts to speak of - from what they say it's the wet and cold rather than just the cold that does them in. 

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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:48


Gorgeous fuchsia!!!

Now we know what you look like - purple face and red hat 

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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:38

I think it's amazing how you get your foundation so even - just like those scary ladies who work in the perfume department of Debenhams 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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