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Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:55

Thanks - I'm sure we will   Hope you have a good day too - even if you have to go to work

Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:43

Welcome aboard Jacqueline


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:41

Oh, good morning Hosta - didn't see you there   Did the birds wake you too?

Coffee ...?


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:40

Good morning all   it's absolutely glorious out there!!!    The birdsong woke me really early and I've been up and wandering about in the garden for quite a while.  The robins are tucking into their mealworms and there's a beautiful jay investigating the far end of the garden.

Wonky and I have had a look at the weather forecast and will probably go to The Old Vicarage East Ruston today as there's light rain forecast for tomorrow. I'll pick her up and we'll visit Ma first then head up the Norfolk coast to East Ruston.  I'll make sure the camera is charged up

Hawthorn leaves turning brown

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:27

It doesn't look like any hawthorn I know   Can we have a picture of the blossom and one of the whole tree please?

Thanks Dave Morgan

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:24

What a lovely picture - and great to thank Dave

Different coloured roses on same plant

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:21

Roses from the root stock are likely to be single.

zephrine drouhin

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:20

You're right not to continue with Rose Clear as it contains an insecticide.  Scott's Fungus Clear Ultra is a treatment for Black Spot which does not contain insecticide, so if you need to continue spraying that would be preferable. 

what's this please?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 19:48

Possibly a Philadelphus?

Good Bug or Bad Bug??

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 19:41

I think that's a Flower Bug, which is definitely a Gardener's Friend, as it feeds on aphids.

In the case of most other insects in my garden, I work on the principle of 'live and let live' - I squidge Lily Beetles 'cos they have no natural predator in this country, and I wipe bad infestations of aphids from rosebuds early in the season until the ladybirds, wasps and bluetits get to grips with them.

All other insects are left alone to do whatever they do

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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