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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:43
Noon is the nominal time but Panda and I at least are planning to be there all afternoon so if we swap mobile numbers we can meet up later if needed.

Pine needle cascade???

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 08:31
Even evergreen trees lose their 'leaves' at some stage during the year and replace them with new ones - sometimes it happens bit by bit and we hardly notice it, sometimes it happens all at once, probably depending on different weather conditions - if the tree is making new growth I wouldn't start worrying yet. It's probably part of the normal pattern of things.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 08:06

Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 08:05
Surround the area with sharp sand - that'll help keep them off until the artichokes have got going.

Yellow Flag (Iris) but not the usual

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 07:58
If you're a member of the RHS you could send them a picture and see if they can identify it.

winter veg prep

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 07:55
Hi Pili Pala

Lots of information on this link about winter veg including some suggestions for varieties.

This link has the basics for growing lettuce, again with some suggestions for varieties. I would also suggest some of the 'cut and come again' types of salad leaf mixes.

To start with I suggest you go to a local garden centre and select your seeds - they'll have loads of choice and the seed packets will also have basic instructions on them.

Then as you get more experienced and perhaps want to try some more unusual varieties you can order seeds from some of the specialist suppliers.

Good luck and don't hesitate to come back and ask us any questions you have

Compost crust

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 07:40
I suspect that it may be due to over-watering and possibly inadequate ventilation if they're inside - try cutting down on the watering a bit. Incorporating some horticultural grit when potting on would help drainage.


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 07:32
Try a good squirting with the hose

When to plant out dahlias

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 07:30
I love the smell of dahlias - as I think someone on the Allotment show said, they smell of ....... dahlias.

Have you noticed how chrysanthemums smell of ................ chrysanthemums


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 07:29
Sorry, where are my manners? Good morning folks

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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