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Mothers Day present

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:48

Think I'd pot them on this week so they have individual pots - start getting them used to being outside - at first just during the day and bring them in at night.  

Then when the temps have warmed up and we're not getting any more frosts (mid - end of May depending on where you are) then they can be planted out in the garden 


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:26

Don't look at me - I'm going backwards - I'm 26 - and if you believe that ............. 


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:25

 Wouldn't you rather have this Mike?  Just for you ............... cheers! 

new bird box

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:23

When we first put our nestbox up the bluetits selected it, and them carried out some minor alterations, pecking away at the hole to widen it just very slightly.

Then we noticed that the nest building and egg laying etc seems to take place in the very early morning - now that our bluetits are regular users of our nestbox we notice when the male is singing from the tree above the box, and presume that Mrs B Tit is sitting on the eggs - it's not until the eggs hatch that we notice comings and goings with aphids etc - and that seems to go on from early dawn to dusk. 

what is this pest?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:16

Those insects are providing lots of food for the birds 

Tree Peony Seedlings

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:15

Ah, there you are .............. she beat me to it 

Tree Peony Seedlings

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:14

I would pot them up and lavish them with love and care; even if they're just the same as the parent they'll be worth having or giving to your friends  - I'm sure some of us would queue up for one  

Nutcutlet will know more about tree peonies - hopefully she'll see this post .....

Jacobs Ladder & Japanese Camellia

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:43

Cultivate that friend 

....................................................... I'll get my coat

A vote of confidence....

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:42


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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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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