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Posted: 16/07/2014 at 06:24

Good morning Mrs G and any/everyone else   It's another lovely morning 


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:07

 Sweet dreams folks - see you in the morning ..............

Rampant Climbing Rose

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:42

Have a look at this video iit's one of the best demonstrations I've seen of how to tame a rampant climbing rose and persuade it to be the flower-full beauty that it should be 

Weeds or desired self seed? New border

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:34

I've got self-sown foxglove seedlings appearing all over the place at the moment if that's any help  

Annoying viney growth in my lawn

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:17

Use a Weed & Feed treatment in the spring - that should sort it out. 

Can anyone please identify this variety of apple

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:13

Hi Glyn - I'm in Norfolk too 

Gressenhall Museum have an Apple Day each autumn 

Contact them and find out when the 2014 apple day is being held, and what you will need to take along for them to identify your apple. 

Planting this year after potatoes

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:06


Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Mel Mcbride wrote (see)

Same as fleurisa. I also just ordered some sugar beet, I haven't looked it up yet if I can plant in to the old potato beds, but if I can that'll be in there too. I have so many spuds this year, I went a bit over board!  

Sugar beet? 


Mel Mcbride wrote (see)

Ut - oh, do you know something I don't? 

I just thought it would be fun to try them out. 

Well, I grew up on a farm where we grew acres and acres of sugar beet which was then processed at a 'sugar beet factory' to make Silver Spoon sugar - they're really not very pleasant to eat - imagine sugar sprinkled on a potato -  

You can eat the young leaves as spinach, but Spinach beet is much better.

Anyway, sugar beet is sown in the spring - it doesn't over-winter well.


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:52

KEF, glad you have a lovely day   and everyone else seems to be doing ok too!  

Weather's going to be jolly warm tomorrow - don't forget to keep your hydration levels up folks - we need water just as much as our plants do!

Forecast for our outing to East Ruston on Saturday is a 40% likelihood of rain - still, should keep the crowds away 


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:05
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

........... Hic- ups Dove...........

Gooseberries - no fruits

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:17

A very good video here on pruning gooseberry bushes 

Hope it helps 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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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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