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Creeping Lemon Thyme

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:29

It sounds as if part of the plant has reverted to non-variegated which has then outgrown the variegated as it is naturally stronger.  The thing to have done would have been to cut out the all-green shoots last year - sounds as if it's too late now.

No idea why the slugs like it - sink a straight-sided yoghurt pot into the soil, just a little bit proud of the surface, and fill it with beer - they'll like that even more 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:23

Worms are good for the soil, they aerate it and also help to improve it's structure by dragging organic matter (manure/leaf mould etc) from the surface down into the soil where it will add to the nutrients.  So they are good for vegetables - in fact they are absolutely necessary to successful gardening.

When growing carrots in containers I found that Chantenay were a reliable variety and very tasty.

As for potatoes - most people will have bought their seed potatoes by now and there may not be much choice in the garden centres - go along and see what they have - I suggest that you get an Early or Second Early variety rather than a Maincrop variety.  

Seed potatoes are small potatoes which will have little shoots growing from them.  Treat them gently and be careful not to knock the shoots off.  

There's a good video here showing how to plant them 

Good luck and come back with more questions if I've not explained it clearly 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:12

A good day in the garden - planting and sowing and moving pots and watching the birds and gazing into the pond and pootling just like Pdoc

Oh, and I squidged another lily beetle 

Cotoneaster problem

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:09

They look dead - the bark's peeling off.  Dig them out and burn them or put them in the bin.  

Fireblight shows itself through initially with blasted foliage - what did they look like last year? 

Identifying Seeds (Help Needed)

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:06

Thanks - that'll be interesting 

what sort of a tree was that ?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:04

The bark has a hint of the lovely rich cinnamon  colour of the Prunus serrula and the flowers are right, but they usually have much more colour in the trunk 

Identifying Seeds (Help Needed)

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:49

In case we ever come across one - is it worth eating? 

Concrete Belfast sinks!

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:46

No chemicals will remove cement or concrete - you need a lump hammer and a cold chisel and some eye protection. 

Can anyone identify this sad specimen?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:43

Finger's fine now thanks Lily 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove


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

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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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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