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Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 07:34

Press Control and F5 at the same time after you've posted - see if that works 

Also just check that you've not 'Ignored' yourself by accidently clicking the 'Ignore' button which appears when you hover the curser over your Avatar. 

Wildlife Habitat

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 22:20

Hurrah!!!  Looks brilliant Tracey 

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 22:18

The groundsmen at work can - but they're the exception that proves every rule 

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:58

I usually cut them back roughly in November, to avoid wind-rock loosening the roots in the winter, then cut them right back as I said, to knee height in the spring - pruning to an outward facing bud and taking out very thin or crossing branches right out.

Autumn leaves

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:53

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 20:27

Yes Verdun, they'll have to wait until next year to use them, but they do work 

However Lawn Grub Killer contains Provado and is being withdrawn at the end of this month because of the ban due to concerns that it is killing bees.  See the link I posted.

Selling it after 30th September will be an offence, as will using it after the end of November.

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:50

Far better to apply nematodes as explained here

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:41

Hello folks - not a lot of gardening done here today - visiting Aged Ps instead - but lots of washing got blown dry in the sunshine, raspberries and runner beans have been picked, hedgehog food has been put out, bird feeders filled and the lid on the grow house has been closed a bit more than it was.

And a glass of wine has been drunk 

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:24

I chop them right down to knee height every spring.  


Posted: 28/09/2013 at 17:41

Will do Chicky   I've told OH so between us we should remember 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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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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