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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:17

Lily, thanks for the tea and cake - I got distracted - tea got a little cold, but the cake was lovely 

When to harvest

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:52
Welshonion wrote (see)

Never had that problem, Dove................

Perhaps that's because of the higher humidity levels over there in the west ......... I'll get my coat 

what are most fragrant jasmine plant

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:39

The first two are not hardy in the UK - they are more usually grown in a heated conservatory,

Jasminlum nudiflorum is winter flowering and does not have a noticeable perfume.

Jasminium officinale  is hardy outside in most parts of the UK and is happy in acidic soil.  It is happiest planted against a south-facing wall which will help to bring out the perfume on a sunny day. 

Another identification required, saw this out on a walk on saturday

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:57

It grew happily on unimproved clay on the farm Artjak - your soil's probably too good! 

keep seeing this ground cover plant, can anyone please identify it

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:53

I've not seen any yet this year Nut - the woods on the left between Baston and Bourne are usually full of them - they're usually up around MIL's birthday late April. 

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:52

Ma used to worry when we brought lilac into the house - it grew wild around the farm so I'm afraid it didn't stop me picking it and bringing it in.  I am so definitely not superstitious!!!

The worst piece of mis-information about plants I know of is that myth that if a rose has more than 5 leaflets it's a sucker - so many wonderful species of roses have more than 5 leaflets - I've known someone destroy a wonderful rosa glauca that had been tenderly nurtured after the death of the gardener of the family as it was 'a sucker and would never come to anything!!!' 

a probably easy weed ID for you lot :)

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:45

That looks like a ginormous thistle to me - have you been growing any ornamental thistles?  If not, then it's just a thistle! 

And it doesn't look like any of the ornamental thistles I can think of - it's a thistle!!!

keep seeing this ground cover plant, can anyone please identify it

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:43

Definitely wood anemone 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40066.jpg?width=493&height=350&mode=max

The leaves of pasque flowers are quite different 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40069.jpg?width=303&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:31

No hail here ...... yet!

 

Fidget's looking very healthy there 

Can I keep mini cyclamen?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:30

This is cyclamen coum https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?PID=589 

 

Yours look more like Cyclamen persicum which are used as colourful early winter bedding - they're not usually winter hardy but we've not really had any frosts so lots have survived through to spring.   I'd leave them to die down where they are and they'll flower again next early winter - if we have a cold winter you'll probably lose them then.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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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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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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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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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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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