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Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:53

I'd put up some shading.

Golden Lime?? Tree

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:52

A pollarded lime one metre from your house walls and foundations? ..... No!!!

Have a read here and scroll down and look at the pavement damage!!!



Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:30
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)
...  Off to England tomorrow, Sussex and Suffolk, I'll never be ready. Hope housesitter does the watering properly. Would be good if we could see Dove, must contact her.

That would be lovely - the only time I'm booked up is Sat and Sunday 11th and 12th.  Send me a PM or email

Good screening tree?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 06:59

I agree - unless you're a bamboo expert only ever plant bamboo in containers or your and your neighbours will regret it.

See this for the problems that can be caused for the unwary


We have trellis along the tops of our fences and clematis and honeysuckle is very happy there and provides more than adequate screening - however you do need to create a proper flower bed along the base of the fence to plant them in - nice and wide , not just 18" at the bottom of the fence.

Some shrubs and  small tree or two is a lovely idea in a garden, crab apple and amelanchier as Topbird says, would be great. 

Cabbages and Sweetcorn Help?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 06:53

Sweetcorn would be better off planted in the ground rather than containers, if that is an option?


Posted: 04/07/2015 at 06:46

Good morning all   and congratulations to 'Baby Fairy'  

Lots of luck to Wonky this morning - hope the rain has freshed things up without bashing anything down  

But get out there and check for slugs and snails - this is just the sort of morning they go on the rampage

The storms were very noisy here - wonder if son got any sleep - he was supposed to be helping erect teepees for a festival yesterday afternoon, I presume he was going to sleep in one last night

My First ever roses ..... panicking, why have they grown so fast?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 06:33

They look fine.

Don't prune them now - you'll lose the flowers.

Show us a picture of the flowers when they arrive and we'll be able to make a better guess about what to do next.

They may be climbers - but even so leave them as they are just for now - just think about where you could move them to if they are. 

And don't panic - enjoy them, they look nice and healthy


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:22

How wonderful Lily - many many congratulations

Is this wild garlic???/

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:16

No, that's not wild garlic - it's Fat hen - Chenopodium album, a weed often found in disturbed  and agricultural land. 

It's often used by Asian cooks as a vegetable, and then it's called Lamb's Quarter. 


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:13

Oooh no!  I'd never ever water the leaves - it just encourages fungal conditions like blight!!!  Water the pots or soil when it is dry and the plants are flagging - but keep the water off the leaves

Tomato leaves do curl up - it's not usually a major problem - it can be due to fluctuating temperatures. Have a look here  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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The reason I'm not weeding

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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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