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Posted: 19/02/2014 at 21:23

Whenever Lizzie - that'd be fun  

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 21:21

Nasty dangerous stuff - described by the manufacturers as 'potentially dangerous to wildlife' . 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 21:10

Some of you may have seen this - if you haven't seen it many of you will want to after reading about it and seeing the pics - Tim Hunkin is  a creative genius (and a lovely chap)

and makes wonderful life-affirming 'stuff' 

mole plant

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 21:02
gardenning granny wrote (see)

Thanks Nutcutlet - it appeared on a euphorbia in my Languedoc garden last year and after searching the internet for caterpillar images to identify I finally searched for "caterpillar on Euphorbia" and there it was - the Euphorbia Hawk Moth!  It spent about five days on one plant before vanishing, and without doing that much damage to the euphorbia either.

Yet another reason for growing the Caper Spurge 

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 21:00
David K wrote (see)

I mentioned 'HDR imaging' earlier, whilst I can accept it will be of little interest to most of you, this is a photography thread, so I feel I should mention it.

This is a brief YouTube tutorial that outlines the procedure:  


Thank you David - very helpful 



Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:11

Sorry Lily, two chump chops, two hungry people - none left.  

Can thoroughly recommend this wine tho  really really more-ish 

Verdun, sorry, didn't mean it (see Camera thread ).  Have worked a lot with young people on the high end of the Autistic Spectrum - I've met some fascinating people and had some very rewarding times.  One of the things I miss most about work is the mind-stretching times working with some of my special youngsters. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:55

We're waiting Verdun .................. but not holding our breath ..................... I'll get my coat ................. quickly 

Absolutely agree with Punkdoc - 'virtually' unanimous 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:49

That's brilliant Rosie - as I've said, this is a relatively new garden so I've not got a lot to take cuttings and divisions from, but I'll sow extra this spring, and my son and I may well be making some trips across to family in South Wales so could hook up with you to bring stuff from East Anglia - we don't have big cars, but we could do something. 

Talkback: How to plant a fruit tree

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:41

Hi lindawalker

Conference pears are semi self-fertile and will produce a crop without a pollination partner - however they will produce a better crop with a partner from the right group - it is not another Conference that they need, but one of these

If you're looking for a pollination partner for Conference - can I recommend Concorde - my favourite pear of all time and a good match for Conference.

Wood stove ashes.

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:33

Hi Eddie3 

When I lived out in the sticks and had a woodburning stove I used the ash in layers in the compost heap.  We also spread it on the veg patch and allotment in the winter and forked it in and left the winter weather to do the rest  - more info here

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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Last Post: Yesterday 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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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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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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