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Posted: 14/01/2015 at 16:28

Back on again. Not my back now, but it is pitch black out there, blowing a gale and raining. Even I cannot find the whatever to go and garden in this. The wood burner is lit, the Central Heating boiler has been serviced, there is a Brunswick Stew on the cooker,so  I am resting on my laurels. (Never heard it called that before, but it is definitely being rested on!).

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Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:41

I joined the old Beeb site early in 2002 when there were less than 200 people posting on it. Sadly most of the originals have disappeared into the ether (or Faceache).

These days I come and read this stuff when I have to stop gardening. My back is so bad now that I cannot stand up for more than 30 minutes. This gives me something to do while the pain subsides, then I can go back out there again.

Contorted Hazel

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 21:18

If you look very closely at the branches you may see some tiny red dots. They are the female flowers from whence cometh the nuts. Even Corylus contorta nuts are edible.

Contorted Hazel

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 17:34

And try not to leave any of the straight growth behind as it will regrow.

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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:25

There are some advantages to being retired, even if the money is lousy!

Early Spring

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:33

Well, we have seen both the aconites and the snowdrops flowering just above a layer of snow before!

Early Spring

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 11:41

Definitely early. These are normally late February here.



Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:46

I would include some of the Double Nivalis and possibly viridipice (green one).

Some of the other species are nice and not that expensive, things like G woronovii and G. ikariae are very nice and easy to please.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 08:58

Mice don't eat Snowdrop bulbs, they are poisonous to them. Now crocus..........

Vine weevils

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:00

And if you can get the Vine Weevil insecticide out of the new bottles in which it is supplied, your are better than I am. In the end I cut off the top of the container with a knife,so that I could pour it out!

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