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Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:04

Wonky - you forgot to tell them the bargain peonies are at Lidl's!!!

Dock by a pond

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 10:59

Bruise the leaves and paint them with Roundup or any other weedkiller containing glyphosate. 

Sadly it's no longer permitted to recommend mixing it with a little wall-paper paste to stop it running but that's what we used to do.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 10:55

Where's Verdun!??? 

I have inside information that Wonky is on her way home from the shops laden with Chelsea Buns!!!

Moving a tree

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:01

Not something I've ever done - but this website gives lots of information.

broad beans

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 07:57

No - leave the flowers on your broad beans - the bees will pollinate them and then you will have your beans.

I don't pinch out tomato flowers either

christmas tree

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 07:25

I would cut them right down.  They will look horrible if you take the tops out and they will continue to grow upwards.

If your grandchildren are still interested in them, I would cut them into logs and use them to build a logpile to encourage wildlife into your garden.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 07:18

To correct an erroneous statement made earlier

Mike Allen wrote (see)
.... The Bluebells are also bulbs, but of a different kind. To illustrate. Some plants species have the ability to produce swollen roots, that can be used to increase the species.

In the case of the Bluebell. No reproduction except by seed. ...


The above statement is incorrect.

"... Bluebells can spread rapidly, sending out underground runners, on the end of which new bulbs form. ..

an extract from the RHS website

This is important as gardeners trying to control an area of Spanish bluebells may assume from the information given earlier,  that it is enough to remove the seedheads - it is not.

Plum tree appears to be dying

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 06:58

Unfortunately there's currently a problem with posting pictures on the forum - the tech team are working on it and hopefully it will be resolved soon.

In the meantime some people are getting around this glitch by uploading their pictures onto one of the photo-hosing websites such as Photobucket, and posting a link.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 06:30

Good morning all

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Morning all.

OMG @ election results.

  Our very good MP has lost his seat and been hit really hard

However, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, life goes on and I have time to do some gardening today

Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 20:17

So all Louise has to do to get chestnuts is to get another tree - Wiki says, "...All Castanea species readily hybridize with each other..." so it doesn't matter which variety she gets

There were lots of chestnut trees where I used to work - wonderful chestnuts every year - big fat ones

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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