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night scented stocks

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 14:12

My Sweet Rocket is having a second flush of blooms, and late yesterday evening, just as it was getting dark, the perfume outside was wonderful and it wafted through the doors into the house 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:38

Half a dozen large free range eggs Lily.  

A small piece of local shoulder of lamb and new potatoes for our supper and some lovely cheese for later.

And for lunch - Cromer crab buttie anyone? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:09

Right, Fairy's entire list, and eggs for Lily .................. back soon ..............

summer pruning

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:54
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I get very confused with pruning too RM, so many ways and timings 

I cut back my climbing toes quite hard in the spring..............

Wasn't that painful???????????

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:52

Right folks - have to pop up to the farm shop for meat, fruit, bread and milk, and then into the GC for bird food and hedgehog biccies

Can I pick anything up for anyone? 

Foxes

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:39

It might have been, especially if you used Fish Blood & Bone or similar when planting - but unless you have other signs of foxes or their scent marking I think it's more likely to be cats.

Are their any other clues - cat poo for instance?

Lavender Advice Please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:35

I cut lavender back just as the flowers are finishing.  If you start when the plant is young and cut it back hard each year never letting it develop much old wood, then you can keep it pretty neat.  Otherwise the advice is to cut back about an inch from the start of the flower stem. 

I follow the advice given by Norfolk Lavender here - with over 100 acres of lavender they really know what they're doing http://www.norfolk-lavender.co.uk/pages/lavenders-for-your-garden/plant-care.php 

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:27

Where are you Bamboogie? - I lived most of my life in Suffolk - we had Jaspers there 

Cuttings

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:42
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning Maxine

Not water for me.    Never valued that treatment. 

...........

It's not something I've done intentionally Verdun, but when Nature does a bit of propagation for you it'd be rude to ignore it 

Talkback: New tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:40

Driving through West Norfolk, South Lincs and Cambs over the past few days we saw more butterflies that we've seen in years.  

Lots of whites, but also lots of larger dark coloured ones which we couldn't identify as we were driving but presumably Peacocks and Red Admirals - lots and lots flying around flowering grassy verges, hedgerows, orchards and meadow and wasteland as well as around gardens.  Really lovely to see 

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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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

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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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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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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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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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