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Latest posts by Supernoodle

xHose ~ any good?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 21:46

I've fancied getting one of those.  Let me know what you reckon if you do get one....

Honeysuckle losing leaves

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 21:39

Perhaps it just reflects the amount of work I haven't put into that bit yet. The cracked bit wasn't planted up.  Ive had various ground works going on- footings for garage etc. I'm hoping all it is is that we've pulled some subsoil up.  

Still it'sbeen dry enough to mow and dry for new planting on banks / under trees. It highlights the bonkers - ness of British the weather and I feel so fortunate compared to much of the country. 

Lupin from seeds

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 21:18

Hi Thistle!

I too am on the learning curve, but everyone here is really helpful.  I grew my first plants from seed last year (tomatoes) and got such a buzz when they germinated. I texted photos to my mum, bounding around all giddy!  (No-one was around.) Later in the year, I  smuggly confirmed to guests, yes my tomatoes were home grown from seed ( as if I always do it)...  Safe to say I'm hooked!  Enjoy!

ID please... bit vague

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:52

Can you view it on google maps street view? 

Honeysuckle losing leaves

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:49

"No way soil could be dry".... try Norfolk.  Whilst mowing the grass in Feb, I stared in disbelief at some cracked clay soil.  Poor souls elsewhere are flooded and I'm mowing and watering. (Only the new stuff though - wouldn't water the established stuff.) 

Feeding routine

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:06

Hi guys,

l'm looking for a feeding /protection routine for my borders.  One is established, two are new and there'll be some more on the way.

They are mainly shrubs and herbaceous perennials, on acidic clay soil. I'm a rhododendron fan so needing to maintain the acidity.  One of the borders is a newly planted rose bed (and doing really well probably due to the manure prior to planting - I'm really chuffed.  And a convert to soil improvement!!)

My plan is to feed with chicken manure or blood, fish and bone this time of year, and then mulch late autumn with something mildly acidic like Rowlawn pro mulch topped up with anything I made made myself eg leaf mold, compost, shredded clippings.

Does this sound sensible?  Anything else?  I assume I should also feed the roses throughout the growing season? 



Hot composters

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:02


I seem to keep getting leaflets for hot composters at the moment.  Anyone use them? Any good?


Gravel versus slugs

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 06:18

Ah, so an unnecessary faff, then. I won't bother.  Perhaps it's the volume - a few pots in the middle of a sea of gravel versus a thin slither around my imaginary beds.

Gravel versus slugs

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 22:43

Hello all!

I've recently started refurbishing my overgrown garden (having done enough of the house refurb that hubbie has permitted me out!).

I've been having a sneaky grow of salads in pots and not had any probs with slugs presumably to the gravel surroundings that is so popular here in Norfolk.

My garden design hence has small gravel borders around my (as yet imaginary) greenhouse and raised beds.

Whaddya reckon? Is this worthwhile? It seems obvious to me, but I've not seen it mentioned anywhere as a good idea?


ps buds in garden.  Spring on way. Whoo hoo!


Perennials planting time

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 06:48

Oooh it's soooo hard to choose!  i keep changing my mind.   I'd decided exactly what to have around the patio part and then last night I completely changed my mind to a rose hedge.   I had earlier considered a mix of confer and shrub or rose but couldn't decide which conifers! Now Verdun has suggested some I'm back in a quandary! 

I've decided I preferred doing the dry shade area - less choice is much easier!  "Problem" areas are actually the least problematic for an indecisive girl!

Discussions started by Supernoodle

Wooden Pergola

Advice for choosing climbers 
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Too cold for jasmine?

If not on a wall? 
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Options to get rid 
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Plant ID please

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Raised beds

Materials/ manufacturers 
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Feeding routine

When and what to mulch and feed 
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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 00:37

Hot composters

Any good? 
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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 00:05

Gravel versus slugs

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Rainwater versus tap

Does standing tap water get closer to rainwater? 
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Last Post: 22/09/2013 at 20:58

Perennials planting time

How late in autumn? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2013 at 19:01

How did I kill my Calluna?

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Last Post: 21/05/2013 at 20:46


Spanish or English? 
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Last Post: 02/05/2013 at 22:03

Tomatoes from seed - potting on

Can I got straight to final pot? 
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Last Post: 02/05/2013 at 21:02

My crab apple has become an apple....

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Last Post: 14/11/2012 at 19:05

Apricot Tree

What aspect? 
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