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Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:30

 Here you are Stacey - this'll help 

Poorly lilac tree

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:11

I'd get some rabbit tree guards something like these 

Primroses and Polyanthus

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:06

I find that if you dead head primulas the plants bulk up even bigger so you can make more of them, and of course you keep the varieties - but to be honest I rarely bother to dead head them either, one of the delights of primulas is their promiscuity and the varied seedlings that appear 

Screening issue, please help!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:59

I'd erect a 'fence' your side of trellis panels like these then you could plant climbers to clamber up it, but you'd have the privacy right from the start.  


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:55

Good morning all - lovely sunshine and blue skies here - hopefully your fog will disappear soon!

A few little jobs to be done today and then .......... gardening   but firstI shall have to pop up to the GC to get some bags of manure for the new border at the front as I've some plants ready to go in there.

Our trip to MIL's was lovely, and I managed a trip to the GC in the next vllage which always has good climbers - I've been unable to find a Lonicera Serotina (for the trellis next to the seat by the back fence) around here, but I got one there - and a Clematis cirrhosa Freckles for the front border, and a Campsis Radicans to go in a large pot on the terrace and grow up the fence by the studio windows.  Oh, and a Pulmonaria Opal and another carex 

Then we visited Nut and her OH.  We sat by the pond and drank coffee and nattered, then had a lovely lunch of delicious home made quiches and salads, before walking around the gardens with Nut who dug up plants and filled every nook and cranny of our car with native hellebores, iris foetida, hazels, ramsons, white comfrey, arum maculatum ..........  think there was something else .......... 

Some were planted immediately on our arrival home, before I even got into our house, others have been popped into pots or wrapped in damp newspaper and put in cool dark corners until later on today.   Very generous Nut - thank you so much 

Another coffee needed here ........ anyone got the kettle on or shall I make it? 



Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:13


Replacing old patio with new lawn

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:12


Plant IDs please!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:06

Yes take them indoors, they're usually grown as houseplants 

Primroses and Polyanthus

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:02

The leaves will continue to grow and look lush for a while, then they'll gradually die down and disappear - just remove them as they go brown and they'll be fine. 

Plant IDs please!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:53

That's it Mark  

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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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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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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