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Posted: 09/03/2014 at 14:39

I've got a very lovely Under Gardener - he's digging my wildlife pond for me (with the broken spade  ((hugs)) - no more procrastinating about where and when - it's happening now - It's going to be roughly egg shaped and 1.70m x 2.70m  That's bigger than I'd thought 

Repointing Patio

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:54

It's a pleasure 

Killing Ivy in a Hedge

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:39

Welshonion - he posted this question 18 months ago - it's been trawled up from the deep again to give a tip on using Roundup - think the ivy's either been dealt with, or it hasn't 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:35

Just ordered a Draper stainless steel border spade with an ash handle - should be here in a couple of days 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:29

17.6C in the shade here - I've taken my shirt off - it's ok, I've got a tee shirt on 

Hyacinths are gorgeous  and Lily Beetles have arrived 

OH is having an after lunch doze - but then he did work very hard this morning while I was getting my ear attended to - he worked so hard he snapped the handle of my border spade  - oh well, I shall have to treat myself to a new one 

jersey plant direct

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:24

I think I'd ask for my money back and take it to a nursery that grows it's own plants and buy from them - then you can see what you're getting. 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:23

Lily beetle   on my prized Fritillaria Imperialis!!!   Duly squidged (one of the very few things I do squidge).  

There was also one on the rosemary  but it dropped off and I lost it  What was it doing there???


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:17

Yes - that'll be it.  Can you get at a laptop or something? 

Repointing Patio

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:16

Hope it helps - we had a family building firm,  so I've got a bit of an idea what will work and what will describe the process clearly - good luck 

Wollerton Old Hall climbing roses

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:14

I don't think they're suckers - just healthy new shoots from a very happy rose bush. 

It's description here says that they throw out lots of new shoots from the base.

As these new shoots get longer you can gently train them backwards towards the fence and then up and over your seat (sounds lovely).  You might even want to consider making a sort of a wooden rose arch over the seat - the roses look as if they'd be perfect for that. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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