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Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:10
KEF wrote (see)

They look lovely Dove.  I'm not sure if mine are the same one, no perfume?

None to speak of - but we've got some others that will be out later that have an incredible perfume!

Garlic Rust

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:08

Hi James

Yes, it's fine to eat - it might affect storage qualities so make use of it early 

We've got a bit of rust on ours too - we'll look out for Early Purple for next time as trials have shown it to have a bit of rust resistence 

plant ID please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:04

It looks a bit like Bog Asphodel .... 


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:43

Leave it to me - I'll explain to them that it's my turn to be in charge of everything!

We could sort out some sort of a meet this summer - even if it's a mini-meet in a pub garden  one warm summer evening ? 


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:39

Lilies on the terrace have opened

 Lilium Rio Negro 

Moggie deterrent - humane suggestions please!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:33

I place wire netting over seedbeds until the seedlings are looking robust enough for the neighbour's cats to be uninterested in that spot.

Available from garden centres and online - I've cut a roll into lengths that fit the veg patch and raised beds, but if it's just a small area I just unroll a section and peg it down with pegs made from wire coathangers - it works for us 



Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:22

Good morning Clari 

Oh, just seen that KEF snuck in behind me up there!   Good morning KEF 

Replacing conifers

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:21

Sorry - I've never yet seen a Leylandii where cutting back into the brown wood has resulted in a pleasing look.  

In my experience they're an All or Nothing sort of a hedging plant - either put up with them as they grow or get rid - they do not take kindly to any type of 'management' other than a regular light trim.

If that were my garden I'd pay almost anything to get rid of them (I did here) and replace with a fence with trellis on top.  Covered with clematis, honeysuckle, roses etc it looks great and will be glorious in a couple of years' time. 

Just work out the square metre-age of useable garden you'll be gaining!!!


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:05

Good morning Chicky 

Yesterday sounds like a really good day - I have Fergus Garratt envy 


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:04

Good morning Snoodle 

They obviously don't give you enough annual leave - shall I have a word with them and explain that gardeners need more time off??? 


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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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

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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