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Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:31

What about a  Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spire?  It would look great next to the pittosporum and also look great in front of a wall 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:24

Thinking of you and hoping it all went well today Mike and that you're soon home and enjoying your garden again ((hugs)) 

Clematis ID please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:11

Those pics do look even more like General S - don't you think Fg?

He's a very distinctive soft blue with a pinkish tinge. 

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:01

I was feeling the same Busy Bee .............. 

edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:59

Oh yes, I'd far rather single beet than pick stones - even if my soft little hands did get blisters.  

Clematis ID please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:08

I'm wondering if it's General Sikorski if you scroll down you'll see some with a pinky tinge - we had it in our last garden and it sometimes had a tinge of pink especially in wet weather. 

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:47

He is a star isn't he   I do hope he's doing ok 

And I hope that your wife is feeling much better now. 

I'm so glad to hear your comments about this forum Fishy - I think I've made some real friends here 


edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:38

I grew up on a farm and when I got home from primary school at this time of year I joined the men out on the fields with a hoe, singling and weeding the rows of sugar beet to earn some pocket money - I developed quite a good eye for weeds that grow in arable fields - plus there was a pull-out poster from the Farmers Weekly pinned on the wall in the boot room. 

Things you learn at that age stay with you.

edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:25

Polygonum persicaria - aka Redshank - a weed of agricultural and recently disturbed land.

Unidentified Plant!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:21

I think this was a duplicate thread - the picture was posted and answered here 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

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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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


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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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02
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