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Agapanthus - leave or lop

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 22:19

I've removed the flower heads for aesthetic reasons; don't know if that is horticulturally sound

Autumn is very near

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 22:13

Thomas Hardy;

When the present has latched it's postern behind my tremulous stay,

And the May month flaps it's glad green leaves like wings,

Delicate-filmed as new-spun silk, will the neighbours say,

'He was a man who used to notice such things'?

If it be in the dusk when, like an eyelid's soundless blink,

The dewfall-hawk comes across the shades to alight

Upon the wind-warped upland thorn, a gazer may think,

'To him this must have been a familiar sight.'

If I pass during some nocturnal blackness, mothy and warm,

When the hedgehog travels furtively over the lawn,

One may say, 'He strove that such creatures should come to no harm,

But he could do little for them and now he is gone.'

If when hearing that I have been stilled at last, they stand at the door,

Watching the full starred heavens that winter sees,

Will this thought rise on those who will meet my face no more,

'He was one who had an eye for such mysteries'?

And will any say when my bell of quittance is heard in the gloom,

And a crossing breeze cuts a pause in it's outrollings,

Till they arise again, as they were a new bell's boom,

'He hears it not now, but used to notice such things'?

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:35

Fruitcake, my friends laugh, but I have made little 'jackets' for the red wines in their demi-johns out of black-out curtain lining so that the sun doesn't bleach the wine, which apparently affects the flavour.

Garden Sitcom Name.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:32

Rakes on a train...the sequel to Snakes on a Plane.

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:26

There were certainly plant bargains in Morrisons this pm

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:25

You are soooo kind

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:22

Thank you for that Nut

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:16

What an incredible photo I am so ignorant about moths, I didn't know this type existed

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:06

Mrs T 12, as another artist, I'm afraid I agree with Dove; that chap in the distance gives the walk some sense of the scale of it.

Little Ann, love that veg garden

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:00

chicky Many years ago I had a boyfriend who made beer and his bottles did the same; we were ankle deep in beer the next morning

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