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Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:21

Maybe plant a shrub in front of her so she has the chance to scramble through branches in the shade - I think that's what she likes. 

Runner Beans AGAIN

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:19

The little stalks are where the flowers haven't been pollinated so the flowers have just dropped off without making a bean.  This is quite common early in the season - usually once the bees all know where your beans are most of the flowers get pollinated and you'll have more beans than you know what to do with.

Keep the roots moist as this will help with setting.

Otherwise it sounds as if you're doing just fine 

Butterflies

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:16
Annie2810 wrote (see)

That is just what it looks like! But I can't see what i's different about that and the gatekeeper. The link isn't too clear about whether they are completely different species! (so new to this!) Makes sense though. That'll be why the lawn is their favorite.

They're 'related' - this probably explains it better  http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/info/20090/wildlife/145/butterflies/3#.U8uWr_ldWSo 

Butterflies

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:26

Or possibly a Meadow Brown? They both love flowering grassland

http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/insects-and-invertebrates/14958-meadow-brown-gatekeeper.html 

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

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:23
I did Fg, mine was Stem Ginger - slurp slurp slurp!

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:22
You never know your luck - she's quite enigmatic

Fuchsias - on the change?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:11
Hi Stifyn
Are these fuchsias in pots or in the ground?

Raised bed filling

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:42

I agree, MPC just breaks down into dust after a season or three and is a false economy - I use approx half and half top soil and well rotted farm yard manure, and top up each year with more manure or home made garden compost.  

My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:35

That sounds like a good idea Fidget 

Raspberries from seed

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:29

I've purchased very good quality strawberry plants from Ken Muir http://www.kenmuir.co.uk/.  

They are part of the DEFRA certification scheme  http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/plants/plantHealth/phps.cfm which, while it cannot  give a cast iron guarantee that plants are disease free, does carry out inspections and laboratory testing and ensures that all possible steps are taken to avoid selling plants carrying a virus.

In my opinion this is a much better option than attempting to grow strawberries from seed.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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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

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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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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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