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Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:31

Lily - you're very good at remembering what's going on in people's lives - would you like to be my secretary?  (Unpaid of course, but you could have cake )

Hello Pam - I thought you'd been quiet - we've got lots of fledglings in the garden too - the bluetits are all over the roses and clematis hoovering up the aphids, and a young blackbird seems to have taken up residence in the autumn raspberry canes - he'll have to move on when the fruit start forming" 

What is this plant

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:27

Lovely plant and lots of different varieties - they can be addictive 

Children's garden full of rocks & weeds

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:26

Googling Cornmeal Gluten comes up with this   

suggesting that it has been marketed as a pre-emergent anti-weed treatment - however the efficacy seems unproved at the very least.  

I presume that Rosemary Freeman is in the USA.

As for the garden - the first thing to establish is whether the weeds are originating from below the weed barrier and growing through it - in which case it needs replacing with a better quality membrane - or whether the weeds have their roots in the soil above the membrane - in which case the answer would seem to be consistent weeding.

It may well be that weed seeds are blowing in from elsewhere - it would be helpful to look around and identify a possible source of weed seeds - if these could be eliminated it would be helpful.





What kind of soil is this (with pictures)?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:10

Can you tell us a bit more about the construction of that bed please?  

Does it have drainage at the base?  

If not, that might be the problem with the soil - lack of drainage would make the soil sour and anaerobic and worms wouldn't be able to live there.


Agapanthus Flowers??

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 06:56

Hi Sweetpeacheese 

KEF has it spot on - agapanthus like to feel quite snug in their pot - they might miss a year this year, but somehow I doubt it - mine are only just beginning to throw up some flower buds and mine are quite an early variety.  Keep them in a sunny spot and carry on as you are - it sounds about right to me.

After they flower I give mine a sprinkling of Fish Blood & Bone meal to help build up the bulb for the following year.

Lots more info here 

When yours flower show us a picture 


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 06:50

Good morning all - we had a slight sprinkling of rain at bedtime but it's been dry ever since and now it's sunny and bright and warming up nicely.  It's had a good start - the temperature only fell to 14.9C last night - that's the warmest night of the year so far. No wonder my tomatoes look happy in their new pots out on the terrace 

Speakers for the club

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 21:12

Carrie Thomas of Touchwood does talks 

Is this a Clematis?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 21:09

Definitely a clematis - a lovely one - you might be able to find it on here


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 20:41

Verdun - I was joking   but if you insist 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 20:30

Watching all the fledglings on Springwatch but struggling to keep my eyes open - the rioning hasn't happened - maybe tomorrow - if it's cooler than it was today 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

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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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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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