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Are you able to ID this tree / shrub

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:17

Sweet chestnut  

Loads of them in the gardens where I used to work.  Very familiar. The jays used to plant them everywhere and so did the squirrels. 


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:51


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:47

I think that one was just for you Nut 


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:43

I've been sitting out in the garden watching the bats overhead and listening to the birds say goodnight and fall silent.  Then one of the hedgehogs came in to the garden through the hedgehog gate, round the bole of the big ash tree, through the ferns on the shady bank, down the step and straight to the dish of food under the garden bench I was sitting on.  It had some food there then wandered across the lawn to another feeding station and the bowl of fresh rainwater that's always there.  After a while it wandered around the back of the pond and snuffled around in the little wilderness before going back up the step and along the shady bank to the hedgehog gate again.


Sleep tight everyone - sweet dreams 

Please identify

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:34

A photo would help, but from your description it sounds like Goosegrass, also known as cleavers 

Potato flowers

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:30
Buddyboy wrote (see)

dovefromabove that is twisting the facts

The seed potatoes that we all buy to grow in our gardens are tubers from last years crop

Pototoes grown from seed has to have a full season growing to produce tubers  these will be sold as seed potatoes the following year


That is what I said ...


Dovefromabove wrote (see)

And that's where your 'seed potatoes' come from - potato seeds are sown in soil which has not grown potatoes before; this is to avoid the potato plants contracting a virus.  

They grow into potato plants which grow the potatoes which you buy from the garden centre to plant in your gardens.


Potato flowers

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:11

Buddyboy - of course you can grow potatoes from saved tubers from the previous year's crop.

However, first generation seed potatoes are tubers from plants grown from seed - how else do you think new varieties are developed? 


Potato flowers

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:49

No need to be rude Buddyboy - I do know what I am talking about - my brother is a large scale commercial potato grower.  

As well as growing potatoes for the major supermarket chains he also grows first generation seed potatoes.

A simple explanation is given here 

Is this chilli too light green?

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:41

I saw some banana chilli plants at the GC today - I managed to resist them - but they're calling me .................. 

HELP!! Idendification Pleeeeeeze....

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:40

Definitely agree with Hostafan - it's an ash - I should know - I've got a garden surrounded by them 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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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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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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Hazels looking for a home

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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