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Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:14

Hurrah!  Liatris spicata seeds sown on 30/4 have germinated   

Meant to start them off last autumn but somehow they got put in the wrong box 

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:49

Isn't nature fascinating -  I get more pleasure watching the goings on in my new wildlife pond that from watching most of the stuff on the tv. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:45

Did anyone hear the Woman's Hour broadcast this morning on R4?  Part of it came from the Somerset Levels, talking about the ongoing impact on families and gratitude was expressed for all the help and support they are receiving from the rest of the country. 

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:20

It looks to me like one of the Ichneumon wasps but I'm not an expert - hopefully someone else will know more than me - and no idea what the lump is - Ichneumons are parasitic wasps, is this one being parasitised in it's turn?  

You could try posting a pic on here and seeing what they come up with.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:59

Payoff from the Venice trip Doc - you'll have to take here there again 

Busy Lizzie Blight

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:54

Hi Susiejenny 

A strain of impatiens called New Guinea Hybrids has been developed which is highly resistant to the mildew which affects Busy Lizzies and they provide lots of good colour and are happy in shade. 


New lawn project - where to start?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:51

Hi Aalindo   Sincere congratulations on completing a self-build !!!  Deep admiration from here !!!

Can you post us some pictures of your plot to give us some idea of what you've got to play with - to post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:18
It won't divide, and by their nature they're not tidy plants. Some cultivars are more sprawly, some are more upright than others. Miss Jessup's Upright is the most tidy one I know, but it grows quite tall.

Do you know which one you have? If it's one of the sprawly ones you might be fighting a losing battle.

Also they're not long-lived plants. I find the best plan is to take cuttings and replace the plant when it gets too straggly.

weed or plant?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 11:49

It used to be carried as a good luck charm - possibly it would be considered good luck to have a quick death rather than a long-drawn-out one which years ago would inevitably have been painful and unpleasant. 

Disposing of moss?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 11:42

Put it in one of those wire fatblock bird feeders and next spring hang it from the fence or a tree and watch the birds gather it for their nests 

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

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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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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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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