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What animal did this come from

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:24

Doesn't look like any hedgehog poo we get in our garden 


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:21

No I've not got a PM reply box either - I'd not noticed the connection between the big adverts and the reply box disappearing - we'd better let Daniel know on Tuesday. We can use this email address  


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:58

Oooh, feet up  - tummy stuffed with roasted free range GOS pork , cider gravy, new potatoes and the last of the Swiss chard out of the garden, washed down with some Frome Valley Henney's dry cider 

Hope tomorrow's weather is at least as good as today's and hope tonight is frost free - I've taken the fleece off the figs!!!  According to the Met Office it won't go below 5C ....

Potato Leaf Tomato

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:42

Depends on the variety, when you sowed them, when you planted them and the conditions ............. 

Asian Hornet

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:42

There were alarums last year about the Asian hornet's march towards Great Britain.

 Friends in southern France have come across them - I expect they'll get here eventually 

Potato Leaf Tomato

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:37

I've grown various varieties - some with potato leaves, some with the regular ones.  I don't treat them differently because of the leaf shape. 


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:35

Mrs G - RHS says your salvia is hardy in most of the UK 

It warmed up here eventually and I've been busy working on the new front border - first hoeing out the little weedlings that popped up after the last rain.  Then I planted a baby Rosa glauca , Sedum spectabile 'Abbey Dore', Hemerocallis 'Summer Wine'

Helleborus orientalis 'Tutu' and Helleborus Niger 'Christmas Carol'  Then I manoeuvred the hose pipe along the terrace, down the garden path and around to the front of the house and gave the border a thorough soaking. 

I've also been scrambling along the back of the Shady Bank, grabbing hold of wayward honeysuckle tendrils and encouraging them to stay on our side of the fence rather than head off next door and towards the marshes.

I've also discovered lots of little self-seeded Geranium phaeums - I shall pot some up, so if anyone wants one let me know. 


Which variety of Buddleja would this be ?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:50

I wouldn't cut it down now - you'll lose all this year's flowers as it blooms on wood formed the previous summer. 

As I said, we'll have a look at pruning it later when the flowers fade 

What is it?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:46

Bet it has flowers like this very soon -


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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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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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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