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Holey snail

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:33

To discover whether you have song thrushes in the area, sit out in your garden just before dusk and listen - as the other birds go quiet a song thrush will sing from a high vantage point http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2N9BN-mYrw   

So easy to identify if you remember Robert Browning's poem, Home Thoughts from Abroad

" ... That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, 
Lest you should think he never could recapture 
The first fine careless rapture!  ..."

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:27

I think I could do that ............... 

Yellow Courgettes

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:26

I'm growing yellow ones - Gold Rush - the first few of mine did this - I put it down to imperfect pollination - it seems to happen early in the season - now they're romping away and producing lots of lovely sweet yellow courgettes.

As soon as the flower has been pollinated and the flower 'collapses' and begins to rot I remove it from the end of the courgette so that the rotting flower doesn't spread to the fruit.

Hope that's helpful 

Office Plant Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:04

Think they're more of the same.

Water them, giving them a good soaking, then the next day pot them on into new compost and remove all the brown leaves.

Within a week or so they'll be growing new leaves and flower buds and you'll have a reputation in the office as being a fantastic gardener 

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:59

Don't know many nurseries in London, but OH and I used to walk past  Worlds End Nursery in Chelsea and frequently took a detour inside and were very impressed by the range of plants - I guess that if you contacted them for advice they'd have something that your girlfriend would really love http://www.worldsendnurseries.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=59 

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:15

One long line of washing out and nearly dry - a load of jeans in the machine nearly ready to go out .............. 

Horticultural Films

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:13

Days of Wine and Roses 

 

and one especially for Busy Lizzie .... 

 

The Deer Hunter

 

 

Horticultural Films

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:08

Beetlejuice!!! 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53252.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

Horticultural Films

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:05

Sleeping with the Anemone 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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A seasonal joke thread 
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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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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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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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