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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:10

KEF - raised beds are for veg 

Poddington - glad you had a lovely holiday 

Pdoc - glad you had a good birthday - we're very into nose to tail eating here - if you're going to kill an animal it would be totally wrong to waste any of it - that's our way of thinking anyway - sweetbreads for supper tomorrow 

We've just had roast thick rib of beef, proper gravy. Yorkshire puds, roast parsnip, Jersey Royals and spring cabbage   Think OH earned that after all his Under-gardening today 


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:39

Would it be possible to do it over a weekend or does that rule some people out as well?  Either would be ok for me. 

I love talking gardens

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:38

Welcome Delorice - I see you're in the US   Which bit?

My 14 x 16 metres is miniscule by comparison - but my last one was no bigger than my dining room so this is a huge improvement.  The one before that was 9+ acres. 


planting grass seed once paving removed

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:32

Turf will be much more expensive than seed and it's not too difficult to get the lawn right first time. 

Plant identity?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:28

I know the big one and the flowers do look similar, but that's quite tall isn't it - I seem to remember 3ft ish - that's why I asked to see the whole plant - to get an idea of scale.


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:26

Is there another date you can do KEF?


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:25

Oh poop 


I can do Friday 20th

Platn ID - mysterious climber, springing up all over the garden (photos)

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 15:36

Carefully untangle the bindweed from the other plants - put some canes in the ground as wigwams and encourage the bindweed to grow up the canes - then you can spray them using a big sheet of cardboard to shield other plants. 


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 15:34

Pick off the flower heads and use in a stir fry.  With any luck  that will enourage the plants will grow plenty of leaves


Platn ID - mysterious climber, springing up all over the garden (photos)

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 15:29

Bindweed - probably the one with the big white flowers.  Don't pull or dig it up as every piece of root left in the soil will grow.  Just bruise the leaves and treat with glyphosate then leave until it dies down totally.  That will show that the glyphosate has travelled back to the roots.  

You may have to keep your eyes open every year and treat any invading shoots  coming in from other gardens - but when we moved into our last place the bindweed was up to the eaves on the single storey extension and we got rid of it by doing just as I've advised. 

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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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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