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Posted: 01/03/2014 at 08:54

If you spend most of your time in the garden, who's  in the house messing it up? 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 08:51

Good morning  Lily 

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 08:15

And you Chris 

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:51

To be honest I'd use tap water for that lot - plug plants seem to be particularly susceptible to botrytis-type infections and of course, tomatoes and cucumbers don't need any excuse to catch fungal infections either.

I would also use tap water for the beans and tagetes until they're planted out. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:39

Bumping up! 

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:37

Next door have a fluffy tortoiseshell cat - the bluetit nest we removed from our nest box last autumn was made almost totally of the cat's hair and little bits of moss. 

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:36

I think it would depend on how important the plants were to me and how susceptible to fungal infection they were - for instance I think I'd definitely stick to tap water for my tomato seedlings - I perhaps wouldn't be so anxious about a lot of baby foxgloves. 

Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:33

Opinion is divided on this one - my thoughts are that if it's a fairly big compost bin then it doesn't matter too much - the heat will build up inside it due to the decomposition.  If you only have small bins they need all the help they can get and putting it in a sunny spot will help to heat it up and speed the rate of decompostion - however, remember to check that it's not drying out if it's in a sunny spot. 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 07:26

Oh yes, there'll be cake and cards etc and an alchofrolic toast at lunch time - the Lovely Chef will probably make an ice-cream cake so that Pa can have some - that's what he did last year - Pa can eat icecream and thank goodness he likes it 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

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

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

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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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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