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Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:44

I have a white one which isn't looking terribly good this year - I'm wondering if it didn't like the wet winter - my plan is to pot it up in some free-draining compost, keep it in a sheltered shady corner and see if that helps.  

'Treated' beans and peas?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:42
janetclaire wrote (see)

Hi I got some free seeds which were Unwins 'Grosure' Spinach, the pack says that they have a special coating and that you should wash your hands after handling. It says they have been treated with Thiram and Metalaxyl-M and that they are 'guaranteed to give the best results for your garden'. Whatever that means!!!!

Thiram = 

Metalaxyl-M = 


I really wouldn't want to eat anything grown from seeds coated with those!!! 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:05

Glad you're friend is travelling in the right direction Verdun 

Hi Janetclaire and welcome   Just jump straight in 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:32

Hi Hamza - do you know about this forum? 

It's got loads of experienced poultry keepers who are great at sharing their knowledge. 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:27

Hello again folks   I popped into the city and got some thick plastic to line the sides of the new raised beds, then  went to the market for meat and veg and then to Wagamama's and treated myself to a nice lunch and I've had my hair cut 

You lot can't half natter!

Panda, I suggested sowing a few Trailing Nasturtiums in pots on your stand thingummy, so that they trail down it like a glorious orange and gold waterfall 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:45

Morning Punkdoc - thank your lucky stars you're not still doctoring - you could've been explaining to Ma why she was in A&E and  that she hadn't been kidnapped, but she couldn't go home RIGHT NOW!!!  

Have a lovely birthday treat - I've heard of the Black Swan from Yorkshire foodie friends, so I'll expect a full write up 

Cucumber babies - male or female?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:41

No, don't remove male flowers on melons - you need these to pollinate the females.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:39

Oooh, Happy Birthday Clari



Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:12

No, you're right, they don't work -  contact them on this email address


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:07

Just reading the local press website and saw this - how amazing is that? 

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

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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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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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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