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Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:08

I often garden in bare feet 

Tonight I shall be mainly watching Springwatch!!! 

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:58

Oh bless them - what a triumph!!!  


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:53
Verdun wrote (see) went for SMALL portions?  

Smaller Verdun, not small   And that was only lunch .......... we've just had a meat and three veg supper 

Just had a phone call from daughter who works with young adults with learning disabilities - please can she have some easy tomato plants for one of her young ladies who wants to grow tomatoes?  I think a few Gardener's Delight plants should fit the bill don't you? 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:44

  What's a motorway? 

New member introduction

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:41

Welcome Dictamnus    Looking forward to hearing more about your garden and hopefully seeing some pictures too 

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:37

When I was 14 Flower Power was at its height - I wanted to have purple butterflies tattooed on my head ..................... 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:02

Hello folks   Lunch was very good - roast gammon with a good fried egg on top, chips and coleslaw followed by Eton Mess   However we went for the Seniors' Menu as the portions are a bit smaller 

Friend has given me vast numbers of plants - tomatoes include  San Marzano, Green Envy, Black Russian, Santa, Sungold and Alicante, also two patio cukes, a patio aubergine, a chilli and some red basil.  

I had made a positive effort to reduce the number of tomatoes we're growing this year .............. foiled again 

As Alan 4711 said earlier, the rain has been torrential - look here  - if you look at the one of Beatrice Road, that's right on top of the very steep Gas Hill which has a 20% gradient!!!  How can that flood like that?

clematis alpina

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:41

How big is the pot? Clematis like their roots to be cool - is the pot shaded - not just the soil surface but the whole pot?

Also, has it been fed - clematis are very hungry.  

I presume it's been watered frequently in the sunny weather  - alpinas have a lot of foliage, that will transpire a lot of moisture in the sunny weather we've been having - it will have needed plenty of watering. 

What's this??

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:33

It's one of the hardy geraniums.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:27

Long warm summer last year - lots of self-seeding.   They need long dry spells to dry the seedpods enough for them to crack open, shooting the seeds out 

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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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

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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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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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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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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