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Aquilegia photo album

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:26

If the rain holds off I'll take the camera out into the garden and see what we've got - most of mine are just opening 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:24

Hi     I've grown lovage in several gardens - you can split that huge great root vertically and replant - but I'm not sure how it'll take to being in a pot - and I've had lots of self-sown seedlings all over the place.  

what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:34

But that would be three coats - Cuprinol will only need one. 

damn things!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:25

I'm also trying the sheeps wool stuff on my pots of lilies - it's proving successful 

what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:23

We used the Cuprinol Shades on our fence - the coverage was great and a little went a long way. 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:16

Hello Panda - glad you had a lovely lunch.  

We've had rain on and off all day - every time the rain stopped I rushed to finish what I was doing inside so that I could get outside, but as soon as I went outside the heavens opened again so I came indoors and started another job, so the sun came out again   Think it's been playing silly bees 

Lord Anson Perennial Sweep peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:52

I've never yet been convinced that Suttons adverts or the blurb on their packets are written by gardeners 

I've never known a perennial sweet pea with any scent and I've been around quite a long time 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:48
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

.............Mum and baby will stay in hospital for about 4 days, in France they like the milk to come in before letting them out...............

Very wise  indeed - I'm appalled at the way tired and inexperienced mums are virtually thrown out onto the street here 

Verdun - your niece's good news passed me by - Congratulations - that's fantastic.

In amongst my son's series of catastrophes we've had some good news - son in law has been given a considerable pay increase and has been told he's great   

Shady area

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:41

Sounds like my last garden 

Foxgloves, ferns, Lily of the valley, pulmonaria, alchemilla mollis, ajuga, astilbes, vinca, and hellebores will all give you background tone and texture and some lovely soft colour.

For brigher colour you can grow some New Guinea Hybrids Impatiens - the newer version of Busy Lizzies that doesn't succumb to the downy mildew that has wiped the older variety out 

apple tree issues

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:29

Is it an old tree?  Have you any idea how it has behaved in previous years?  Are there neighbours who would know?  

This might be of some help 

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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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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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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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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