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Posted: 19/05/2014 at 06:16

Good morning all   didn't get to sleep until midnight - head kept working on rearranging some of the garden - but of course I was wide awake at 5.30 as usual 

It's another gorgeous morning and the temperature is climbing again here in the east   

I'm sorry for any of you in the west who's rain is arriving early, but remember those days the other week when you were basking in sunshine and I had my thermals on?  We;re due a bit more sun now 


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 06:04

We need to identify the type of beetle - can you tell us more about it and perhaps take a picture.  To post a picture on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 06:01

Dig them out or treat them with Brushwood Killer then dig them out. 

Plant ID for wildflower

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 19:22


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 19:07

That reminds me - we need to get a weight thingy to hold the bottom of the parasol - we've managed without one for 3 summers so far, but it's a bit precarious when the wind blows - don't know whether to grab the parasol or the wine - sorry, that's not true, I know exactly which one to grab 

Plant ID for wildflower

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 19:04

I can't really see the leaves 

Planting under Magnolia

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 19:03

Cyclamen hederifolium would be very happy there.  Cyclamen coum also.   

Plant ID for wildflower

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 18:57

Ajuga reptans?  The picture won't enlarge 

Wildlife pond advice please

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 18:04

In practice it is very difficult to 'balance' a tiny pond - the water heats up in the warm weather and loses oxygen - I know you're not supposed to have them in wildlife ponds, but I think you need some mechanical means of oxygenating the water.  

I'd try a little pump to circulate some water and get it to trickle onto a largeish that sticks out of the water, so that the water picks up some oxygen - we once had one that we'd rigged up so that the water trickled out through the spout of an old standpipe onto a sloping piece of slate at the edge of the sink.  

Market Stall/Polytunnel

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 17:59

Having the right partner is key - I did it and loved it  - 9 acres, dairy goats, pigs, bullocks, sheep, hens, geese, veg   grey fergie tractor etc etc etc  - the then OH loved the theory but after a while he got bored and thought playing football and golf was more important than mending the fences when the bullocks had got out!  

I was the one that did all the training courses and delivered the cheese and eggs to the shops and was up at the crack of dawn and out like a light at the end of the day - several years down the line my health began to complain ........... we sold up and moved on - eventually separately ........... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 11:15

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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