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Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:23
I've emailed Lily a copy of the PM you sent me BBee

If you want to PM me your email I'll pass it on to Lily

Camelia query

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:21
I wouldn't remove them - especially if they look good like that

I can't imagine that any more 'nasties' would find their way into the branches than could be achieved by flying or climbing up the trunk.

And of course, you could always use one or two of them to layer and grow yourself some more camellias - you could offer one to your 'gardening advisor'

Looks like something has been spitting on the roses? .

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:09
It's the protective 'bubbles' surrounding the tiny green froghopper larvae - t's not a problem and will disappear soon - just one of the signs of spring - often called Cuckoo Spit because it appears about the time of year that the cuckoo is heard and people thought that's what it was.

Can't PM anyone

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:03
If you go into your Forum Settings and change your Edit Settings to Basic the PM reply box comes back. The only problem is that if you want to post a photo you have to go back and change the settings again.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:02
Thinking about it further - if Monty had shown us the smaller/cheaper types that are available that would presumably have fallen foul of the BBC's No Advertising rules. All he could do was show us what he uses - no names, no advertsing.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:59
It's a bit like watching Masterchef and complaining that I don't have a Sous Vide machine and a top of the range ice cream maker so the programme is not for me. Delia Smith has top of the range kitchens, cookware made to her own design and a team of trained chefs/cooks/researchers/writers working on her recipes.

Monty has things on the scale he does because gardening is his job and presumably it's worthwhile financially.

It's pretty obvious from looking at any gardening magazine or the shelves of the garden centre that smaller/cheaper versions are available.

Monty was honest, showing us what he uses and explaining how it helps. Those of us with the knowledge and skills can work out how to make our own - I've a feeling that current Health & Safety would do more than raise an eyebrow at a tv programme that suggested that the ordinary gardener should attempt to do that. Things were different in Geoff Hamilton's day.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:44
Keep meaning to say, I've got several tiny self sown seedlings of Geranium Phaeum - I could pot some up if anyone coming to Bressingham wanted one or two

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

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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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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