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Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:15

I'm watering and potting on and stuff.  I popped into the GC this morning  and picked up 3 slightly shrivelled purple sages for £4.50  - probably only worth half that but they were reduced from £7.99 and it was too hot to argue.  I'm going to pot them up and give them some tlc and soon they'll bulk up and look gorgeous planted out in the front border, with it's blue/plum/butter yellow theme.  


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:11

Anthony those are just glorious   Thanks for sharing.


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 13:06

Well, I expect my long-sown runners to be through tomorrow as today I have bought some runner bean plants and will go out and plant them in a moment  

At least these are white and the ones I sowed were red, so I'll be able to tell if any of them come up.

Ichneumon wasp

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 12:53


Victoria Sponge wrote (see)

No, the spider just above them... its not a good photo...


If I was I spider I'd be jolly pleased with that photo - quite flattering really! 

Plantus Unidentifidous

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 12:44

Here you are Lesley - but don't show anyone 

Mosaic virus

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 12:39

Hi Sybil 

The best way to upload pics on here is to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  This gives a picture which we can click on and enlarge to show fine detail.

If it doesn't work let us know. 

Plantus Unidentifidous

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 12:09
artjak wrote (see)

I find that once a delphinium is established, the slugs and snails don't bother it.

 Hurrumph!  You're obviously better at training your molluscs than I am - I still have to stand over my delphinium with a whip in one hand and a stool in the other! 


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:46

Have you forgotten this Clari?  

Not that long ago - and you said you'd taken part!!! 

Plant ID please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:43

Feel free to disagree Berghill - it's a good while since I've seen Russian stonecrop 'in the flesh' so to speak 

Ichneumon wasp

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:42

How strange - caterpillars don't eat flies  odd behaviour!  

I think those are Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

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

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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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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