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Posted: 14/05/2014 at 11:27

We don't have the capability of combining threads but it's  a good idea to flag up the others to make people aware of their existence.  

Bearded iris

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:23

You can do it as soon as the flower has started wither - info here 

Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:49

You definitely ought to have Achillea 'Credo' 

Woodland plant id's please

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:40

We've got Crested Hart's Tongue ferns alongside the path from the front to the back garden - they're the first plants I put in this garden 

Supports for morning glory and other climbers

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:35

It's like a discussion  on another thread - the word 'weed' used to mean herb or grass (in other words, any plant that wasn't a bush or a tree) - it wasn't until the Middle Ages that it came to mean 'something growing where it's not wanted'.

One of my favourite books is Melvin Bragg's The Adventure of English. 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:31

Onwards and upwards Clari 

Dark pond water

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:51

Not necessarily - I never saw to the bottom of any of the ponds on the farm - I thought they were really really deep (and Ma encouraged that thinking) but really they were probably just a couple of feet at the most.  They were a dark greeny brown.  Think of any village pond you've seen.  

We can see the bottom of ours at the moment, but the time will come when the water 'thickens up'.    Somewhere Nutcutlet posted some pics of her ponds - really healthy and full of wildlife but you can't see the bottom. 

Rust on mallow

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:40

I've not sprayed anything in this garden, other than weeds in the drive.  

Beastie artwork

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:39

If it is he's had a very big meal for one so small 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:38

Think I've confused some people - auction very early tomorrow - gardening today - but first I've been striking up a relationship with some nice people at Virgin - internet disappeared TWICE!!!  Nice young man says he doesn't think it will disappear again today ..................... It had better not!!! 

Fb - from time to time Pa manages to remove his catheter - think when he's drowsy he gets the 'wiring' confused with his 'Emergency' button 

Have a lovely day tomorrow 

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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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

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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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

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

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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