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Looks like something has been spitting on the roses? .

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:09
It's the protective 'bubbles' surrounding the tiny green froghopper larvae - t's not a problem and will disappear soon - just one of the signs of spring - often called Cuckoo Spit because it appears about the time of year that the cuckoo is heard and people thought that's what it was.

Can't PM anyone

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:03
If you go into your Forum Settings and change your Edit Settings to Basic the PM reply box comes back. The only problem is that if you want to post a photo you have to go back and change the settings again.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:02
Thinking about it further - if Monty had shown us the smaller/cheaper types that are available that would presumably have fallen foul of the BBC's No Advertising rules. All he could do was show us what he uses - no names, no advertsing.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:59
It's a bit like watching Masterchef and complaining that I don't have a Sous Vide machine and a top of the range ice cream maker so the programme is not for me. Delia Smith has top of the range kitchens, cookware made to her own design and a team of trained chefs/cooks/researchers/writers working on her recipes.

Monty has things on the scale he does because gardening is his job and presumably it's worthwhile financially.

It's pretty obvious from looking at any gardening magazine or the shelves of the garden centre that smaller/cheaper versions are available.

Monty was honest, showing us what he uses and explaining how it helps. Those of us with the knowledge and skills can work out how to make our own - I've a feeling that current Health & Safety would do more than raise an eyebrow at a tv programme that suggested that the ordinary gardener should attempt to do that. Things were different in Geoff Hamilton's day.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:44
Keep meaning to say, I've got several tiny self sown seedlings of Geranium Phaeum - I could pot some up if anyone coming to Bressingham wanted one or two

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:43
Noon is the nominal time but Panda and I at least are planning to be there all afternoon so if we swap mobile numbers we can meet up later if needed.

Pine needle cascade???

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 08:31
Even evergreen trees lose their 'leaves' at some stage during the year and replace them with new ones - sometimes it happens bit by bit and we hardly notice it, sometimes it happens all at once, probably depending on different weather conditions - if the tree is making new growth I wouldn't start worrying yet. It's probably part of the normal pattern of things.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 08:06

Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 08:05
Surround the area with sharp sand - that'll help keep them off until the artichokes have got going.

Yellow Flag (Iris) but not the usual

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 07:58
If you're a member of the RHS you could send them a picture and see if they can identify it.

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If you're buying big pots ....

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