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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:12

Fairhaven should be at it's best at the moment - lots of candelabra primulas  - lots of water too so children best strapped into a buggy, but a good little tea shop which seems child-friendly. 


Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:06

Bumping this up so Mike sees it when he's well enough to join us again 

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:06

Bumping this up so Mike sees it when he's well enough to join us again 

Sad rhubarb

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 18:58

I can't see the 'crown' - can you take a pic showing the crown where the buds/growth should be coming from? 

wilting leaves on runner beans

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 17:41

How long is it since you potted them on?

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 17:37

Those look more like violas than pansies to me - or possibly panolas - I'd cut them back, pot them on into fresh compost and look after them and let them bulk up then they'll be lovely plants to go back into your containers in the autumn 

Spring wildlife gardening and pond updates :)

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 17:33

I use the barley straw extract - it cleared our pond of blanket weed in a few hours and it's stayed clear so far.  


Laying down to gaze into the pond (as is my wont on a sunny afternoon) I heard a Plop!  and there amongst the Brooklime was a lovely frog  

and then, as I was sitting gazing at him something else in the water caught my eye, and swimming along in the shallows was a Smooth Newt  

Two amphibians have moved into our new pond on the same day - we shall celebrate with a bottle of something white and chilled this evening 

Wrong category chosen for my topic

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 17:19

I don't look in the categories - I just look in latest posts and then scroll up and down and read everything 

Talkback: Moving bumblebee nests

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 15:56

Bumble bees in the fabric of a building are likely to be Tree Bees,_Bombus_hypnorum.pdf 

they're beneficial insects, not aggressive unless disturbed and the nest will die out in the autumn - no one need do anything about them other than leave well alone.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 15:48

Three squidged today, including a canoodling pair!!!  Just think of all those little grubs that won't happen now 

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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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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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

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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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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