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Posted: 24/05/2014 at 08:05

Oh yes, Happy Birthday Pdoc - think that as you're having a big meal out this evening, this might be the best sort of Birthday Cake for you 

Name that shrub

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 07:40

Do let us know what they say 

Omorika Christmas Tree

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 07:33

Hi Gemma 

Can you tell us about your tree, where you're growing it and how?  Maybe post a picture or two.

To post a pic on here you click on the little green tree icon on the toolbar at the top of where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 07:31

Good morning all   The weather gods are filling the water butts   That's great as long as they've finished filling them by tomorrow - the Under Gardener has two raised beds to assemble!!!

Welcome to the newbies   I'm the one who's 26 'cos I'm counting backwards   

Don't worry about trying to keep up - sometimes it's possible and sometimes it's not - just join in - you don't have to comment on everything that's gone on, although you can if you want to ( if you can remember it after you've read it 

We're off to the theatre this evening to see  which is being performed as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival - very excited   Hope I stay awake 

wildlife pond

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:57

I've spotted Diving Beetle Larvae eating my water violet - could be them. 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:52

So sad about Glasgow School of Art - sent love and sympathy to old college friends of ours who now teach there 

Sorry not very chatty this evening - very tired 

See you in the morning folks - sweet dreams 

PS - have we heard from Mike today? 

Apples and pears....

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:30

Info here on rootstocks etc  you'll also find info there about varieties, pollinators, cordons, espaliers etc. 

I find Reads a brilliant nursery, really good plants delivered promptly and in good condition.  I have no relationship with them other than as a very satisfied customer. 

Victoria Plumb - query over fruit

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:18

Oh dear, have you got it again this year? Or rather has your plum tree got it again?

Buddleja Lochinch Problem

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:15

The first one looks like an aphid.

The second one is a spider - one of the many types that live in gardens, but not a 'spider mite'  - spider mites are so tiny that they're only just visible to the human eye.  

I can't see any critters there that would concern me. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

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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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


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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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


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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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02
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