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Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:02

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:54

Angle Shades moths are beautiful - we frequently see them in this garden, and just recently I've seen the caterpillars feeding on valerian. 

The caterpillars may eat a few leaves and buds but why would anyone kill them - apparently some people do 


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:48

Use the time you're waiting to plan what you're going to grow and where.

Have you got a cold frame - if not you could get old of some discarded bricks/blocks and old windows and make one while you wait for the weedkiller to work.  Then you can start some seeds off and maybe buy some plants as well, and you'll have somewhere for them to live before you're ready to plant them out.

My daughter spent her first summer in a pram parked under a crab apple tree, watching the bluetits collecting aphids for their nestlings - now she's a married woman with a garden of her own, and she loves to feed the birds 

Spending time with Dad on the allotment is a wonderful start to life 

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:38
Mike Allen wrote (see)

Thanks folks.  I wasn't touting for compliments etc. As I spend so much time alone now, I really do enjoy so much being able to 'open up' and share my thoughts.  Thanks again.  EOS

That's fine Mike - we're glad to be here and privileged that you are happy to share your thoughts with us. 

pond snails dying

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:36

Ken, are you finding dead ones, or have they gone missing?

Rose sucker

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:31

Hi - glad you're feeling a bit better   


plant IDS

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:18

The first pic:  The grass-like stuff looks like muscari leaves (grape hyacinths).

The second pic: The plant with the purplish tops and oak-leaf shaped leaves isn't ground elder - don't know what it is tho - someone will 

Firsts for the year

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:11

Oh what bliss!  We had moorhens nesting on the pond and the moat at the farmhouse where I grew up - I used to love those black fluffy balls on stilts - haven't seen any really little ones for ages - jealous!!!

Maybe we should've dug a bigger pond 

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:25

Oh you must get another clematis - it's like keeping chickens - it's cruel to only have the one 

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:13

I love Clematis alpina Pamela Jackman - I planted this one in 2012 - look at it now!


 Plant it, give it some FB&B, water it and stand well back 

Decision ........ where can I plant some more Clematis alpinas?

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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Which beer is best? 
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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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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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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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