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Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:28

Bumping 

Changing colour of Lilac

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:21

Lilacs are often grafted onto a rootstock, sometimes of lilac and sometimes privet is used.  However I thought that the lilac used as a rootstock is the common lilac colour, so if suckers had taken over the resulting flowers would be lilac not white.

I suppose the flowers are lilac, not privet .................

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:07

Fidget ((hugs)) hope your father's soon fit and well and back home where he belongs 

Water butts and pond will soon be overflowing chez Dove 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:48

Sorry, I misunderstood - I thought the border was against the patio, not against the fence 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:02

As I understand it you have a north facing garden.  I would say that your cottage garden border is also north facing unless it is sloping towards the south.

Don't be embarrassed - sometimes something we've read or heard just throws us out of kilter a bit - in your job I imagine you've  come across that before 

Jasmine

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:44

I'd do it immediately after flowering to give new growth a chance to develop and harden off before next winter 

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:41

You may find this interesting http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/help-hedgehogs.html 

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:38

Sometimes Hedgehog rescue organisations need to rehome hogs - google for your nearest one and offer your garden - they'll come and check your garden out to see if it's suitable 

Is my pond water poisoned?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:25

I once had a large deep pond one end of which was overhung by a large old yew tree - despite our best efforts no oxygenating or marginal plants would grow there - the only things that fringed it's banks were nettles and willowherb.  

We had other ponds  on the smallholding all of which were the homes of lots of wildlife including Gt Crested Newts and frogs, with frequent marauding visits by grass snakes.  However, the only wildlife I ever saw around this pond was a pigmy shrew catching a beetle on the bank.  Even the ducks and geese weren't interested in it.  

In every respect it appeared to be a perfectly normal pond, but the water was black and sludgy, anaerobic and dead.  The only thing I could attribute it to was the many years of yew leaves which must have poisoned the water somehow. 

New Plum and Pear trees

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:56

If they're new trees they shouldn't need pruning this year. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

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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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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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57
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