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GARDENERS' WORLD 27 April 2014 ratings success

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 17:13
I'm hoping that with MD and Sophie it'll be more about plants and less about hard landscaping

And do you really mean that last night he should have been encouraging us to go out and buy plants rather than take cuttings????


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 17:02
Hi Pdoc - you can pop in whenever you like - you don't have to post if you don't feel like it - hope things get back on an even keel soon and that you're enjoying your garden. ((hugs))

Well, I just checked a rose for aphids and there, on one bush were three pairs of copulating Harlequin ladybirds - working on the theory that if the English ones aren't around then the Harlequins will do, and that being bigger their larvae will eat more aphids, they're very welcome - an ice cold Campari & soda is being taken in celebration - cheers! B-)

Caterpillar Identification

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:43

If you google Ermine moth caterpillars Images there are some pics so you can see whether they're the same or not.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:16
We did try tho didn't we - I'd forgotten that

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:09
Nut, I've only ever seen it in the autumn with berries, not in flower, but the leaves look right to me.


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:03
Oh lucky lucky you! I've not heard one for 4 years.

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 15:58
If you like the look of the nightshade why not consider getting a Solanum crispum Glasnevin .

It's a relative and the flowers are very similar, but you'll get many more of them and it's not so invasive.

Has anyone got any idea what the first flowers are?

You've certainly got some unusual plants appearing.

wilting onions

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 15:45
Have you tried watering them? Although we've had a lot of rain, we're on free-draining sandy loam over chalk, and our garlic needs watering.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 15:42
I think the pound sign has been subverted by switching to Basic Editor - that's all I can think of.

Are they French Redlegs or English BB - if they're French shouldn't they be Alain?


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:57
Fishy, it's a blip that appears to happen when the put the big add behind the PM page.

If you go into your Forum Settings and change from Advanced Edit to Basic your PM reply box will reappear - unfortunately you'll lose your emoticons and if you want to post a pic you'll have to change back to Advanced Edit again until the techies can sort it out.

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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