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Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:32

From what little I've read it seems to be to do with melatonin and it's effect on your metabolism - but there's lots more research to be done.

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:29

Again, a wisteria would need much more root space. 

Which way does that spot face? 

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:06

There's been no point in putting any slug pubs out for the past few days - I'd have been accused of watering the beer!!!

Poorly plum tree

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:02

Bumping up. 

Pros and cons of book writing.

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:00

Mike - if you're quoting from other books, then you need to state the name of the book and the author, either in the text as you go along, or in a bibliography at the back of the book.

However, I get the impression that your gardening book will contain information from your own experience and stuff that you carry in your head - you may have learned it from a book, but unless you're quoting an extract from that book then you should be in the clear 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:56

Hello Pansyface - good to see you here 

You're absolutely right - last spring was a shocker, and then we had that fantastic summer - this spring has been so much better than last - here's hoping we get another good summer too 

Monkey puzzle turned brown

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:41

Does it have any signs of new growth at the tips of it's branches? If not I fear it is dead.

The fact that the leaves turned brown  after being transplanted does indicate that was the cause. 

Possibly if the soil was wet, and then covered with fabric, it may not have had enough oxygen at the roots. 

Blue foliage

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:18

Abbeydore is growing with an upright habit like Autumn Joy 


 Daniella Casa Blue


Covering an unsightly north facing wall

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:05

I think Nut mentioned that she has an evergreen climbing hydrangea 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

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


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

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
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