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Not Gardening but.....

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:21

Think it's one of the orb web spiders - not a False Widow if that's what you were concerned about.  

If you don't like it being in your bath, and it's not a good place for a spider to be 'cos they can't get out, place a tumbler over it and slide a piece of card under it and lift it up, holding the card firmly to the opening of the tumbler - take it to the end of the garden and set it free 

My seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:14

Are they in your house, in a greenhouse or outside?

My seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:09

Hi loony gardner  What have you sown?


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:08

Afternoon Clarington - been having a lie-in?   


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:06

Looks like a potentially large and strong growing patch of stinging nettles to me - dig it out and chuck it over the wall where it can grow to feed the caterpillars 


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:44

No, don't cut into old wood with a lavender - sure to kill it!  Just a gentle trim after flowering.  


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:42

Obviously an instinctive gardener - it must be in her genes 

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:40
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

....  As for the second - if you pick a leaf and bruise it, does it smell of anything - onions or garlic for instance?

I'm thinking of garlic chives - leaves look wrong for bluebells to me.  

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:38

Mountain Bluebells are an American native plant in the borage family - that's why there's a resemblance - but I don't think Heather's plants are exactly that plant - much more likely to be, as I said, either the white form of Borago officionalis - a mediterranean plant which is naturalised in the UK, or the white form of the UK native comfrey (symphytum officinale )  Both grow all over the place and can be invasive.

Hi Ryan 

Can I keep mini cyclamen?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:30

Are these Cyclamen coum, or the less hardy mini cyclamen sold as winter bedding? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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How to get around the current problem .... 
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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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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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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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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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