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GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 18:22

I've just listened to the BBC weather forecast and checked the Met Office site 

IDon't want to be a wuss and 'm happy to go along with everyone else, but just thought I'd flag it up - there's no reason why we couldn't rearrange for a better day is there?

What does everyone else think?


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 17:40

Hire a knapsack sprayer and walk the area, spraying the individual dock plants with glyphosate and removing the seeding spikes at the same time being careful not to scatter seeds).   I'd also spray off the coarse grasses.

Pruning Mulberry trees

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 17:37

I've seen that Wikipedia states they grow to 20m but I'd take that info with a large pinch of salt.

Everywhere else I've seen White Mulberry described as a small to medium sized tree and this site says it'll grow to 5-10m 

If it was me I'd want to be much more sure of my information before I started reducing the size of what appear to be lovely well-balanced trees, and possibly ruining their overall appearance. 

I think more research is needed. 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:51

Hi Janet   don't believe Lily, she only thinks she's the sensible one - she hasn't convinced anyone else yet 

Hogweed in my meadow

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:40

  British Native Hogweed is much more common than the alien Giant Hogweed. 

Plant ID Confirmation

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:35

I've seen honey and bumble bees on ours, and hoverflies. 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:29

Hi Matthew - you can post a picture on here by clicking on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions to upload a photo from your pc.  Afraid it doesn't work for phones - yet 

Courgette leaves covered in mold / white powdery mildew

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:27

Lots of recipes here 

Keep scrolling down - there's lots and lots .... 

Plant ID Confirmation

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:21

Looks like my galliardia 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 14:47


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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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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