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Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:02

That's lovely Tracey - you are a lucky girl   I'm not really into orchids, although I used to paint them, and we have a Phalenopsis in the bathroom, but last time we stayed in Cornwall there was a Dendronium in the cottage we rented - it was gorgeous 

Where are YOU?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 15:54
nodlisab wrote (see)
Daisyheadcase wrote (see)

Still haven't worked out how to add my location to the map.

Can someone answer this?

Top left hand corner of the map there are some symbols - one is a balloon - grab it and take it to your approximate location on the map - a box will open for you to put your Board Name in.  Then Save 

Mothers Day present

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 15:25

Doesn't look like any hemp to me.

red robin and lavender

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 14:48


I think Red Robin needs to be planted in the ground - it grows into a small tree-size - your trough really wouldn't be deep enough

Tell us more about your garden, the trough and what you want to screen.


Pound shop plants- any success stories?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 14:45

I bought a red peony from Wilkos this spring - it was marked down to 50p because it had started to shoot in the packet.  I brought it home, potted it up and it's doing fine - a lovely healthy plant - it'll probably take a couple of years before it flowers, but what a bargain 

Mystery plant

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 14:43

Hi Fishy

Is this an annual, biennial or perennial? 

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 14:01

Clari, I meant to say - I've got some of the barley straw essence and it's worked - thanks for your kind offer ((hugs))

And what a time waster a wildlife pond is  - I keep going out there and sitting and gazing at the water and all the insects it's attracting - the air is buzzing with insects - far more than there have ever been in that part of the garden - I'm spending hours out there!


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:56

Oh that sounds lovely Doc


Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:55

Those raspberries ought to be sending up lots of shoots from below ground all around those canes from last year. Mine are rampaging across the fruit garden ............ 

Tea break Plant ID

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:53

No. 1 could be Caltha palustris - marsh marigold

No. 2 I'd go for hosta

No. 3 looks a bit like foxglove ..... but it looks a bit like several other things too ..... 

No. 4 is one of the ribes

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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