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Shrub for Container

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:33

My parents had a garden on the east coast - potentilla fruticosa did very well there 

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=4532 

Please can anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:30

It has that reputation Lily - but not sure that moles are aware!!! 

can someone tell me what flowers are called?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:22

Hi  

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When to harvest

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:21

If you wait until all the foliage has died down the bulbs can begin to split which causes storage difficulties - the knack is to get the timing right between the outer leaves dying down and the centre ones remaining green. 

Cutting down a large yew tree

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:18

Just look at the yew wood bowls you can find on google  https://www.google.com/search?q=yew+wood+bowl&rlz=1C1SVEE_enGB425GB425&espv=210&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=QoouU4-iGYWqhAeXsIHIDQ&ved=0CCgQsAQ&biw=1093&bih=515 

As Bamboogle says, it would be a lovely thing to have in your home to remind you of an ancient tree. 

gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:04
Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

Mike, do you remember 'Fred Loaves, Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell of Keele University'? - this intro to Gardeners' Question Time is hard-wired into my memory, as is Alastair Cooke's Letter from America.  I think children are short-changed by 24 hour children's t.v. because having nothing better to do than listen to what your parents were listening to, was unintentionally very educational!

Absolutely - as someone who gained my degrees as a mature student, for many years I firmly maintained that I'd received my education from Radio 4. 

Quick question re; Gladioli corms

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:00

The only silly question is the one you don't ask.

They'll be fine 

what is this?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 06:59

Euphorbia lathyris aka Caper spurge or Mole Plant.  It can be a striking plant , but if you're going to remove it please read my post here as the sap can cause problems

 http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/please-can-anyone-identify-this-plant-for-me/276104.html

Please can anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 06:55

No real need - believe it or not chickens are pretty good at leaving stuff alone if it's bad for them - but if you don't want it then remove it, taking the precautions I described, otherwise it'll seed and pop up all over the place. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 06:53

Good morning all  Brilliant sunny morning here in Norfolk - temp down to 1.4C overnight - think it'll be lower tonight according to the forecast but they're only saying 0C, so I've probably panicked a bit by fleecing the fig, but the baby figs have started to swell and I'm looking forward to sitting out there and picking warm figs for breakfast again, so I don't want to risk them. 

Talking of figs, have we heard from Alan 4711 lately?  Wondering whether he's busy with sowing seeds etc, or whether his spinal problem is preventing that sort of activity - think he's hoping they're going to operate soon.  Rotten thing for that to happen just as he moved house! 

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