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Comunal Yard

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:48

I would stay away from artificial grass - the grey will set off red/orange/yellow/green plants really well, and it'll be much easier to sweep up fallen leaves etc from concrete than from plastic grass.    

I think that bamboo looks really good and gives some height, so I'd have some more of those, and maybe an acer, some pots of extravagant looking grasses and lots of pots of colourful flowers 

Protecting Chard and Spinach

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:42

I sowed 2 rows of chard direct into the veg plot last autumn - one row spent the winter under a mini - polytunnel type cloche - the other row stood unprotected under a couple of feet of snow for at least two months.  Despite me trying to make sure the ones under the cloche got plenty of ventilation etc, they succumbed to mildew.  The row that spent the winter 'out in the weather' survived to produce lots of pickings in the spring.  

This year I've sowed two rows of Swiss Chard into the veg patch and will leave them to look after themselves 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:37

Hello folks   spending the evening drooling over seed catalogues 

What do I do with these seedlings?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:34

Now you come to mention it Nut, no - it's for 2013    Maybe they'll send me the 2014 one when it's ready ....

Fox poo

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:31

It may sound a bit extreme, but you need another large male animal to mark the spot with urine    

What do I do with these seedlings?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:26

They've arrived 

Along with a 220 page Chilltern Seed Catalogue with over 34 different varieties of cyclamen and 53 aquilegia 


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 07:50

Andy, you're making me feel guilty - I need to sort out replanting the big tub on the front porch   Maybe I'll have time to pop into the GC at lunchtime ....

Have a good day folks 


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 06:56

Good morning Chicky - yep, brolly in car - although that wouldn't have been any good against the hailstorm I drove through yesterday 

I love Japanese anemones - have a patch of pink ones (can't remember which and am too comfy on the sofa to reach my notebook).  The plan was for them to brighten  the corner under the biggest ash tree but they're taking their time to get really established - I'll probably regret saying that in a year or three 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 21:18

Hello folks  home, fed, watered and also cut OH's hair - now I'm almost asleep - why does work make me tired?  You don't have to answer that  .............

House plants

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 06:52

Well, it all depends where you want to put it - on a sunny windowsill or a shady corner?  Tell us a bit more .... 

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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