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Posted: 20/09/2013 at 15:44

  Hmm, didn't mean to make Woody bold 


Posted: 20/09/2013 at 15:43
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)
5 hour shift on scarification detail. Finished lawn to rear of house. Went criss-cross every which way and now looks much better, not at all tatty. Don't you just have the suspicion though that, if you started again, you would rake out just as much again? Will try to do front lawns on Monday. At this moment I am showered, shattered and sitting  

Just think how much all that exercise would cost you in the gym 

industrial use of greenfield site

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 14:48

That's good news!   

I know that farmers are under a lot of pressure to diversify at the moment, but sometimes they have to be more creative in their thinking.


Posted: 20/09/2013 at 14:44

This one's for Woodgreen Wonderboy when he's done my lawns .... wonder where he's got to

 I'll make cakes for the rest of us tomorrow - promise 

moving irises - is it too late?

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 14:39

Hmm, didn't know Ghost Moths like them - will have to keep an eye on mine.  I've found a list of other plants the Ghost Moth larvae like, some more concerning than others .... 


Posted: 20/09/2013 at 13:11

I love a holly hedge - and good for wildlife too 

in or out fig

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 13:07

I think it'll be too warm in a heated conservatory - it'll be much better off in the cold greenhouse, or keep it in a sheltered corner outside - protect the pot with bubblewrap and if it has baby figlets then fleece the tree, making sure there's room for plenty of air around it.

Do I take it you're now in Norfolk?


Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:58

Welcome MamboMouse

We'll see if we can find some treatment for your ear affliction - sounds painful 

We find cake is good for most things

Crataegus Laevigata Paul’s Scarlet Tree

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:56

Was it bare-rooted or had it been pot-grown?  

The weather in January was pretty appalling - here in Norfolk we had snow for my birthday in January and it stayed freezing cold for months!  I'm afraid I wouldn't have planted a tree in those conditions.  I'm not sure if I could have anyway - our ground was frozen solid.  

I don't think it ever stood a chance, poor thing. 

Brown spots on mint

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:02

Just a bit concerned - are there any drainage holes in the bottom of that container?  I know mint likes damp feet, but waterlogging isn't good even for mint. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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How to get around the current problem .... 
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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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