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Posted: 21/03/2014 at 13:26

Yes, it will die and go brown - eventually the leaves will blow away in the wind but it may take a while. 

seedlings coming through at different rates - advice?

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:37

Can you separate the seedlings that have germinated and stand those modules into a seedtray or similar without a top?

Tree advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:09

But you'll spend much less time in the garden over the winter, so being overlooked won't be such an issue 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:07

It's ok Verdun, I've not left the rosebush in it's box - I've carefully unwrapped it - how's that for a beautifully healthy rose bush!!!  Well done Peter Beales' Classic Roses!!!

 Stacey, a coffee would be lovely - make a big pot 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 08:30
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I probably should do some housework before OH gets back. Do you think vacuum cleaners are safer than wheelbarrows?


Good to see you Fb - no leave vacuum cleaners well along - OH says I always complain that my back hurts after I've wielded the vacuum, so it's his plaything rather than mine now 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:59

Our builder should be popping round this afternoon for cake and consultation - we've got a list of odd jobs that need doing - and I may rope him in to help OH with the pond - those tree roots are getting beyond a joke and OH has other things he must be doing.  

Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:46

Liam, start hardening them off - in last year's long cold spring we had self-sown Russian Giants peeking up through the melting snow!!!  

Last week I sowed some outside directly into the bed where they are to grow. 

Gardeners World TV Program

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:18

I really don't think that half an hour per week of GW is long enough to show us much practical stuff - I think it's been decided that the main focus of the programme is to inspire and encourage, and to give us some timely tips - practical demonstrations of how to do something are available all over the internet and in magazines - and of course advice is available here 

split bark on mature magnolia

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:13

I really don't think our last winter conditions were likely to cause Southwest injury 

It may well be prevalent in Canada at the moment but we've had a mild winter. 

However, the article Edd linked to does suggest other possible causes, 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:03

I can't imagine successfully containing a gunnera in a pot, let alone in a front garden!  They grow bigger than some trees!

 Slightly smaller plants with similar striking architectural qualities are Astilboides tabularis, Rodgersia pinnata and Rheum palmatum, but I do not know whether they would cope with a Canadian winter - maybe someone here would know? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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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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