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Last 3 plant ID's

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:42

In the first pic, the one on the left is a hebe - possibly 'Heartbreaker'.

The one with the raindrops is an aquilegia.

The third could be a hemerocallis aka day lily - but we'll know better when it has it's flowers 

Why won't my Yakushimanum Rhododendrom flower!!!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:56

I'm not a rhodo grower, but if other established shrubs don't flower for me, I give them a watering with soluble potash.

Also, this article has some interesting information - it says that it can take up to 5 years for the Yakushimanum varieties to establish and flower

It also advises not fertilising for the first two years - perhaps you're treating it too kindly - what is it that Gardeners' Question Time Panel often advise? - "a period of benign neglect". 

Hope that's helpful 

Rose pruning

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 09:53

I've just found this 

I like the clarity of the descriptions 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 09:49

Oooooh yes please Punkdoc - I'll share your music and the weather too 

It's a bit overcast here 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 08:38

And r eported - they'll be gone in a minute, when the techies get in. 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 08:30

Like Her Majesty - she does that every year 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 08:10

Edd , I think Chicky was referring to her own colleagues who are supposed to be doing a 5-day week 9-5.

I had a colleague like that - we'd get emails sent at 2.30 on a Sunday morning etc - and he'd wonder why he didn't get an almost immediate reply 

Doing that sort of thing can make life awkward for colleagues - bosses sometimes expect it from everyone 

Enjoy your trip to the coast - my job sometimes took me to the North Norfolk coast - I know lots of car parks with sea views where you can eat a sandwich 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 08:03

Oh well, Many Happy Returns to anyone and everyone - and cake's always a good idea, birthday or not .......... we should have it every day .............. just in case.............

That reminds me, have I mentioned that I've lost 6lbs since I retired, without even trying - going to work was obviously very bad for me 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 07:55
KEF wrote (see)

Lovely pictures on here

Fidget I don't think the conifers distract from the new bed, you just see the lovely plants.

And it's a good excuse to let the ivy grow 

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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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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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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