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Posted: 30/10/2014 at 05:43

Congratulations Heather

horticultural society

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 19:24

Guess the number of beans in a jar?   £1 a go. Prize £10  or maybe something else.




Posted: 29/10/2014 at 19:13

Good news Verdun

Yvie, know what you mean, but take care of yourself. Don't want that cold getting worse.

Punkdoc, enjoy your evening out, and everyone else - put your feet up and watch Autumnwatch - Fairygirl will do the washing up 'cos she does't like AW.

Oh, by the way, I think Hefty is definitely sleeping in our garden during the daytime now, he was on the terrace eating his supper at 5.50pm this evening - the earliest he's ever visited - that means we must be the first garden on his evening walkabout

Is it too late to uproot my avocado plant?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 17:03

Good idea KEF

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 17:02

Thank you James - what a very pretty garden   Looking forward to next spring

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 16:29

Spring bulbs often make an early start in the aurumn, especially if it's mild.  They'll stop growing when the weather cools down and start again in the spring.  Absolutely nothing to worry about.

It sounds as if you'l have a lovely show in the spring.  Come back and post a photo for us then

Is it too late to uproot my avocado plant?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 16:24

I'd give it a go.  Dig it with a large rootball and treat it gently.  After all, if you leave it outside you're bound to lose it to the frost.  This way at least it has a chance.  Good luck

Can you help identify this plant ?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 16:21

It does look lovely.

Repairing conifer soil damage

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 16:20

We had a similar lawn when we moved here 3 years ago (large ash trees at the end of the garden).  As well as scarifying, aerating and brushing in some compost as WW has described above, we've given a feed of  seaweed plant food in the spring and again in mid summer, and watered it in well.  We chose to use this rather than proprietary lawn feeds as we have lots of wildlife (including frogs, toads, hedgehogs, grass snakes etc) and didn't want to use anything that could affect them.  With regular mowing and continuing to scarify and aerate twice a year, the lawn has improved immeasurably.



Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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