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What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:45

'Captain Jan' by Jan de Hartog; it's about Dutch salvage crews, tough, brave people who are treated shabbily by their bosses. I re-read it every decade or so and still find myself hanging on to the dining room table as we are caught on a lee shore whilst towing a vast dry dock from  Holland to the East Indies.

Also 'The crying of Lot 49' by Thomas Pynchon, weird but fascinating. I find his other books pretty boring.

'A room of one's own' by Virginia Woolf. Every teenager should read it.

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 11:22

A lovely photo Tootles

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 18:01

Around here you can buy a really big paper sack of potatoes for £5.00. I only grow some spuds in the summer for their flavour, not for serious storage.

Bonkers weather

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:58

The bonkers weather here in the Fens meant I was cutting back the yellow flowered Buddlea outside the fence and nearly got blown down the road.

tools missing in action (MIA)

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:44

Scissors! I have 2 pairs of garden scissors with orange handles, some days they both go missing...and then they both turn up, just as I'm considering buying some new ones.

Experienced Help for Career Guidance

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:40

...and I believe places like Cambridge Botanic Gardens do degrees, may be worth emailing them for details.

Experienced Help for Career Guidance

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:39

I would have thought that to do a degree in Horticulture you would need an A level in Botany or Biology, I don't know how scientific Environmental Studies is.

Help - Sick Privet Hedge?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:35

I believe privet leaves do not turn colour in the Autumn and remain on the plant all year round.

now I have seen everything!

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:33

Clarington! You should have posted that on youtube.

Hedge problem

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 20:48

It could be wind burn, conifers can be prone to this. I fear that the brown areas won't recover. It could also be caused by cutting it back too hard.

Someone else may have more positive news for you.

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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