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SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:39

No I'm afraid it can't - it will be very unhappy and drop its leaves and probably die - it's an outdoor plant and needs fresh air, sunlight and rain - it can't tolerate the low light levels and dry conditions of a house.   Sorry 

Honey Fungus growth

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:36

Sulphur tuft isn't damaging in the garden like Honey fungus is  and can just be regarded as an interesting plant in your garden - however it is one of the toxic ones so keep children away from it, or it they're too little to be relied on to stay away, it's probably a good idea to remove any fruiting bodies before they go out to play in the garden.   Wash your hands after touching it. 

This is in my neighbours garden flowering now, can anyone please identify it :)

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:26

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' - Chilean potato vine 

Floppy Chilli Leaves

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:19

Sounds like it - is the greenhouse closed up?  It really needs to be open as much as possible during the day. 

Lord Anson Perennial Sweep peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:18

They can look pretty weaving in and out of an old picket fence around a cottage veg patch -in that sort of situation they look after themselves year after year -  but unless I'd got that sort of garden I wouldn't grow it.


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:47

I think it would have to be a BIG POT given the size mine have always reached.  I've given up on growing it now as it always outgrows it's spot, no matter how big a spot I give it.  

I've never grown a tree peony, but we have aspirations - Nut gave us some seeds and they're in a pot outside in a quite corner ............................... 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:39
archiepem wrote (see)  
........... pic of  collar dove nest which has to chicks in DOVE IN THE SKY DISH

Glad it's securely attached to the wall archie 

Re maternity - I think in many ways it was better way back when I was a new mum - I had my son in the big county hospital but within 24 hours we were sent to the local maternity unit where we stayed to bond and recover for 10 days.  

My daughter was born in the local unit and again we had 10 days to get to know each other, lovely gardens to sit out in with our visitors and son still remembers coming with Daddy or Grandparents every afternoon to visit his 'daffodil baby sister' born in early April   

By the time we went home we were doing well and ready to pick up the reins at home.

Mind you there was one young mum who was a little limited in her understanding - when I was there she'd already been there more than 10 days and she wasn't allowed home until the midwives were absolutely sure that she fully understood how to look after her baby, sterilise a bottle, mix a feed etc etc etc  

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 

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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Just some of the ways they help us 
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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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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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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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