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Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:25

Happy Easter everyone

 Coffee's brewing 


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 07:59
Hmmm yes, it looks like the PM reply box has disappeared again when in Advanced Edit. I've got mine back by going back into Basic Edit mode - don't forget to click on Save Changes after clicking on Basic Edit.

I'll email the Tech Team.


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 07:51

It sounds as if it's concentrating on putting on vegetative growth rather than fruiting.

I'd suggest treating it with sulphate of potash - some now and another application in the autumn - this should trigger the production of blossom and fruit next year. 

Westland Gro-Sure Tomato Planter

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 07:06

I've not used them so cannot give a view, but this will bring your query to the front page again where perhaps someone who has used them will see it 

Suggestions re a suitable creeping plant

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 07:04

I concur with SwissSue - Taylors are a great company and very helpful - I'm sure they'll give great advice 

New Garden

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 07:01

That's an improvement - you've got rid of that creeping buttercup - hard work but very rewarding 

Cornish Hedge - plants to keep ivy and nettles at bay?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 06:51

There are no plants that will keep ivy and brambles at bay - it is all about management.  The traditional management technique i.e. cutting back hard to the bank once in the late winter, will stop brambles taking hold and keep the ivy under control and the ivy will be kept short, it's roots will help bind the hedge together and it will give you the evergreen effect you want.  

Growing the traditional wild plants and flowers which clothe Cornish and Devon 'hedges' - ferns, foxgloves, bluebells, red campion, toadflax, sorrel etc, will look gorgeous and be absolutely wonderful for wildlife.  These will begin to grow each year after the hedge has been cut back.

It sounds wonderful.  

Brussell Sprouts

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 06:38

Allotment Mad - can you post a picture of them for us please - to post a pic click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions 

Courgettes or Cucumbers?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 06:37

I shall say, the ones in the first pic = courgettes.

The ones in the last pic - cucumber.

Think I'm right, but don't blame me if I'm wrong


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 06:35

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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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