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Posted: 25/06/2014 at 17:30

Let us know when you've bought the house and moved in James - we'll enjoy exploring the garden with you 

Clematis it dying?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 17:27

Crikey!  That doesn't look very happy does it?  I wonder if it's really too warm for it there in what you say is a sunny spot.  Clematis like to have their roots in the cool shade. 

what to do about offers that dont offer

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 17:02

And the occasional Campari and soda 


Posted: 25/06/2014 at 16:53

Panda, we could do half a day each 


Pdoc - glad your Mum's ok   Hope she soon won't need the -ish 

Don't forget to pack your wellies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and have a really lovely time 

Mysteriously beautiful plant!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 16:39

Well it looks as if it's doing just fine 

Mysteriously beautiful plant!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 15:51

One of the cucurbits - probably a squash or cucumber. 

Overgrown Garden in France

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 15:49

The second plant is one of the euphorbias - they can be striking archetectural plants - yours looks as if it suffered a bit under the other plants.

Do be careful not to get the white latex-like sap on your skin - use gloves and long sleeves when handling it - the sap can make the skin photosensitive and sunlight can cause nasty burns.  

Talkback: How to weed by hand

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 15:07

That was a very small dandelion - little more than a seedling - it wouldn't have a very deep tap root.  

Agapanthus flowers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:30

You can dead head which will keep energy in the bulb for flowering again next year, but they won't grow new flowers in the same season.  

Flower disc

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:27

Bet that cooled you down! 

Alan, the gardens at East Ruston have good disabled access, so if you could beg, borrow or steal a mobility scooter I don't think there's any parts that you'd not be able to access - we'll leave it with you - keep an eye on the thread - after all, I think Kate deserves some civilised company even if you were tagging along 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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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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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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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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