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Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:51

HB's Dinner is at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park

 Lucky Pdoc   Have a lovely time - when is it?


Liri - 'fraid I can't access that link,  but if the organist doesn't have it I'll try the sheet music shop in St George's Street, Norwich - they're very good.   Hope your mum's feeling much better soon

Now I'll try to have a proper read back ......   Ooh, Panda has internet

Foreign plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:23

I agree with Pansyface - roses developed for the Australian market are unlikely to do well in the UK.  Etoile de Hollande is a lovely rose. 

Another you might consider is Josephine Bruce - have a look here

Square foot gardening

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:15

Optimum site will have plenty of sun

plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:03

But only the seedlings growing in garden soil are dying.  Obvious answer - sow your seedlings in proprietory compost.

As for wondering why other plants aren't growing in your soil -  from the analysis it sounds as if it's in really poor heart and needs the addition of good quality organic matter and a balanced slow release fertiliser.  I would use Fish, Blood & Bone as directed on the pack.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:55

Oh dear, Poor Panda


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:54

Liri - nothing between here and the Urals Brrrrrr!  I used to live in Suffolk and Norfolk seems to have colder winds - they come straight off the North Sea

Thanks re English Lane - it's useful to know the tune's in an old Methodist Hymnal, as the Methodist organist may not be back from holiday in time for the service and we may be using another organist. 


Plant ID

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:48

They're so gorgeous - they grew wild on the hedgebanks of my childhood

Birthday Wish

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:45

Galway Bay is a gorgeous one that doesn't mind a bit of shade  There are lots of others on that site that would be suitable too - put your requirements into the search facility on the left hand side - you'll be best with a Modern Climber type rather than a rambler.

If you've got limited space it's important to train and tie in your climbing rose properly, otherwise you'll just get blooms at the top and to prevent it getting too bushy and wide.  This video demonstrates it very well

Vine weevils - plastic

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:38

Have you used the same type of compost in both types of pot?


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:40

It's not usually a good idea growing courgettes in a greenhouse - primarily because they need lots of pollinating insects to visit them otherwise you'll get no fruit. 

Also a courgette plant is very large - few people have enough room to grow them in a greenhouse - when there are other plants that need to be there.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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ID please

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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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