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Posted: 19/02/2014 at 07:17

Clarington - wow!  You must be exhausted!  I think you deserve a day relaxing 

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:58

My lividus didn't make it through last winter 


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:52

Good morning Clari   - motivation .... what's that? 

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:51

I know Welshonion - annoying how she gets away with it isn't it   but then when Mother Nature does her watering she tends to do it in when the temperatures are lower and not so conducive to fungal growth, and she also tends to give them more than just a sprinkling, so fungal spores usually get washed off the leaves.  

We gardeners tend to do our watering when the soil is dry and usually that means the temperatures are warm and just right for fungal spores to develop in the bit of water that we sprinkle around - so I maintain - much better for us to water the ground and not the leaves. 

Horse manure

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:45

It'll be fine leaving it on the beds - you'll find that the worms will soon incorporate it into the soil.  

Just clear it away from the stems of your shrubs otherwise it will scorch and damage them.  It only needs to not be touching the bark.  

As the bulbs come through you can ease it away from them too.  Otherwise it'll be fine left as it is.


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:41

Good morning Chicky   like old times 



Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:31

Good morning all - old body-clock has switched back on again and I'm up before the lark   Off to visit the Aged Ps later this morning.  

Glad all went well Pentillie.

Tracey - glad the news re Ollie is good and that he's recovering ok.

Bill ((hugs))

Have a good day archie.

I keep a garden notebook, but I've just realised that I didn't write down the tulips that I planted last autumn - think I kept the labels meaning to do it later 


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 21:26

And actually, thinking about a path 6 inches higher than the lawn - it sounds dangerous - an open invitation to many ricked ankles if you ask me 


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 21:23

Well, if you've got this far without toughening up you'll probably survive another 3 weeks, and after that you can carry on being soft and floppy like the rest of us 

And they must like you really or they wouldn't want you for another 3 weeks, they'd be glad to see the back of you, no matter what work there was to be done!

Sleep tight, sweet dreams everyone 


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:46

It's ok Pinky, when you click on it to enlarge it turns the right way up - and wow, w hat a transformation!!!  Those lilies are amazing - and the sweet peas at the back - gorgeous!!!

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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Last Post: 23/07/2014 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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

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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