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Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:32

You are a softie Pinkie - but on the other hand, it's all extra funds to spend in the GC 

Horse manure

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:30

Have you got any plants in the beds? 


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:28

Greg, you may be fixing one problem and creating another - a path higher than the adjacent lawn may make it difficult to mow the lawn edge cleanly.  

What about creating a new path with brick pavers (the centre of the path should be fractionally higher than the sides) and then along each side run a 6" wide gully about 6 " deep filled with coarse gravel - the water will tend to run off the path into the gravel-filled gully. 


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:13

Hi again Pinkie   

Daniel's not always in the office and sometimes isn't able to respond to queries on the board straight away - also because he edits the whole website he's not always able to read the posts every day although the Moderators are available most of the tiime.  Daniel can also be contacted via the PM (personal message system) and that is probably the best way to get in touch with him. 

Hydrangea in need of TLC

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:03

Sorry Lily, it's a new one on me.

Hydrangea in need of TLC

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:02

Charley, the ericaceous compost is right for blue hydrangeas. 

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:58

We only have one crown so far - Timperley Early -  it's naturally an early cropper and we encourage this along gently under a forcing pot and it has a lovely flavour - we'll be pulling our first sticks this weekend.

 This way we harvest rhubarb while it's expensive in the shops and when the cheaper maincrop rhubarb is available we rest our own plant.

chilli peppers

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:50

We grew chillies for the first time last summer - we bought 3 seedling Apache plants from the local GC and treated them much the same as we treated out outside tomato plant, but popped them into the mini-greenhouse to ripen.  We had a fantastic harvest, used lots fresh and dried loads and loads of them and we're still using them. 

Good heat but not burning, and with a good flavour too - worth trying Verdun 

Hydrangea in need of TLC

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:46
Verdun wrote (see)

Whether a hydrangea produces a good blue.....or red or pink for that matter.....depends too on the variety. ....

Absolutely Verdun, I rather muddled that bit of it 

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:58

Fidget, you could see on the cliffs up above the sea wall, where huge waves had deposited seaweed and shingle in the storms.


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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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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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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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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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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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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