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Posted: 05/07/2014 at 07:21

Good morning KEF and Verdun 

We've got some of that warm wet rain now Verdun, and I can hear it trickling into the water butts 

What about Holland Verdun, don't you think they have a chance?  

New veg for raised bed

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 07:15

Pak choi will give you a quick crop (watch out for slug raids!), and Swiss chard will be fine sown now and give you a crop well into the winter, then some more fresh growth in the spring. You could also sow some Little gem lettuce, carrots and beetroot 


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 07:12

Maybe we should express our appreciation to the BBC - they won't look at this forum. 


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 07:03

Have a lovely day Woody   Enjoy Gregory 

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 07:01

Mine does   It's in a very large terracotta pot in a sheltered corner of a sunny terrace.  You need to get a suitable variety - Brown Turkey is the most usual one grown outside in the UK.  

Lots of information here 

My first design - advice? criticism? recommended plants?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:58

I was thinking the same as Scott - I'm afraid your postie and other delivery people will just walk straight across the grass   You could prevent that by having a bed or a trellis with climbers opposite the gate.

But otherwise it's looking good, lots of lovely ideas to start with ....


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:52

Good morning all   Very warm and slightly damp outside, but no rain yet.  

Bekkie, that sometimes used to happen to us when we lived in student-land - grrrrr!!!  I hope you got back to sleep quickly 

Yviestevie - what a time you and your family are having - how on earth did your daughter manage to do that???  Here you are, this'll help

It looks as if some people have got an exciting day today - hope all goes according to plan everybody 


How to grow lichi tree at home?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:35

Some information here which should help 

Anyone knows what is this yellow-leaf plant?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:32

No sorry, I can't make that link work - it says 'Not found'. 


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:37

Oh dear   someone give me a nudge when Monty comes on the box ........... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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