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Posted: 17/02/2014 at 15:26

Sounds like my breakfast Stacey - dippy egg and strong black coffee 

Wow! Sunshine at last.

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 15:25

Yes summerwine - it was so good to be outside today without being buffeted by the wind 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 15:18

Stacey - my lupins always succumb to the predations of slugs and snails - scatter some grit or sharp sand around them!!! 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:32  What a hero!!! 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:29

Hi Thomas - good to see you posting again - how's the gardening in pots going? 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:28

I was outside digging this morning and my back was complaining - I came in feeling quite despondent - then I read your recent posts and saw your pics and went out again re-energised.  

Now I've dug and raked the bare part of the veg patch and OH has dug out the tree roots at the edge for me.  The twigs that were blown down in the storms have all been raked up and the garden is full of hope and promise again.

Thanks for the inspiration Happymarion 

Multipurpose potting compost

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:19

I've frequently used Levington, and found that it's usually better than the other brands. 

What now for my indoor hyacinths?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 12:47

I do as Mark does - they grow happily outside - just flowering later around the same time as bluebells.  They won't have quite such full flower spikes, but are just as pretty for all that. 

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 12:39

 Caleb - we rarely need to water the leaves or flowers of garden plants - that isn't good for them - it's the soil around the roots that needs the water.  Water on the leaves can cause scorch-marks when the sun shines, and watering the flowers can also damage them.

What I would find useful is a transparent watering with litres and millilitres etc marked clearly (like my kitchen measuring jug) so that when I'm adding something like soluble potash to the water to be watered into the soil, I can be more accurate if I want to use smaller amounts of water.  

At the moment my watering cans hold about 2.5 litres of water each (I think) and I have to guess if I'm using small amounts of soluble fertiliser, or mix it in a kitchen measuring jug then tip it into the watering can.

Snapdragon SOS!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 12:33

Fingers crossed Mark - some snapdragons are quite hardy so maybe yours will be ok.

Quite often the damage is done when plants thaw quickly after being frosted - that's when the cell walls burst - so if they get direct sunshine before the frost is off them that causes trouble.

Let us know how they get on. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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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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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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