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Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:46

Started to enlarge the veg bed, which means moving lots of pea shingle, removing horitcultural  membrane, replacing some shingle and forking it in to the compacted clay. Making new raised edges, getting a load of compost and spreading it, mixed with sharp sand and organic chicken manure pellets. Should be finished by this p.m.

But the bed will then be about 30sq m. This will enable me to do proper crop rotation I hope and have more veg for the winter.

Aren't we all busy bees

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:39

I agree with poddington; I grow only 4 bags of spuds for the flavour when friends come over; they are so cheap to buy and the farm shop is only 5 mins walk away.

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:58

Auntiem, it certainly looks to be the right thing; but would something as exotic as this have been around in London and the Home counties in 1958? Also the plant can achieve 8' in height with flowers 5" across, which is far larger than the plant I saw. What is the scent like?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:52

Lovely

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:36

Brenda, our local blackbird imitates the sound of the door bell on the little local Post office, so the Sub Post Master has to constantly run through from the back to see if there is a customer. When i walk round to the P.O., the blackbird wolf whistles at me

Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:29

I think the Kerria may be called colloquially 'Sailor's Buttons'. I have never figured out why, I am sure there is not a Navy in the world where the sailors have bright yellow buttons.

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:25

How lovely, both the orchid and that you have thanked the brain boxes that gave you advice

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:22

Just about to close the blind by my computer, and what a sunset

On the theme of plants smells, when I was about 10 or 12, I smelt the most wonderful scent from a flower; it was a cosmos/Japanese anenome shaped flower, quite tall. But I have never been able to find that scent again; I seem to spend half my life leaning into people's front gardens to sniff this shape of flower, but with no luck.

It is not a sweet scent, more a wild flower fresh air sort of scent.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:16

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:16

Bump and bark; what kind of puppy is it that you have Rosie?

Discussions started by artjak

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: 27/09/2014 at 16:47

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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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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