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Posted: 23/01/2016 at 08:57

Morning all.

Hope DD wakes up with a less swollen face.

Do they still have people sitting with their feet in fish tanks where everyone can gawp? I remember seeing them when on holiday in Cornwall or Devon.

Friends coming to lunch tomorrow after Church. Must do some HW and food preparation.


Posted: 22/01/2016 at 23:17

Is that why Dove says goodnight so early then? Because she's gone off for a doze on the sofa?

Tree suggestions

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 17:14

Isn't Griselinia a hedging shrub? Elena P doesn't want to hide the wall, so trees would probably be better, not big trees that will damage the wall.


Posted: 22/01/2016 at 16:50

Just had another look at Kizzy's photo, she is lovely. Normal that she gets excited in class, she's still a child!

Been grey and drizzly all day.


Posted: 22/01/2016 at 15:05

Hope the swelling goes down soon DD, glad you are sleeping.

Look forward to buying fish in Southwold Harbour and/or the City  Must look out for Waitrose burgers, but it won't be our local supermarket, which it was in Eastbourne. Never noticed them.

Paralysed but excited

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 15:01

I live in France and online gives you more variety but the plants are usually much smaller and often poor quality. You are lucky in the UK to get such good service.

Garden designing pitfalls

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 13:00

I wish they'd shown some pictures too? How can you spend that much on a garden? It's more than the average house!

Paralysed but excited

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 12:57

Make a list of the plants you like as they pop into your head. I have an exercise book where I note down things to do with the garden. Then, if you can, go to a garden centre when plants are growing, too soon now, and see what they have that looks nice on your list. Look plants up on Google to check things like their heights and growing conditions. Note that in your book too, so that you will be forearmed when it's time to buy.

Tree suggestions

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 12:51

I agree with Nutcutlet. Pleached hornbeams are lovely but you have to keep them pruned every year. What about a mixture of small trees, like fruit trees, rowans, flowering cherries, silver birch Jaquemontii? You would have to prune trees like apples though.

Potatoes - Earlies and Main Crop

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 12:45

I agree too. But I grow Charlotte, which is a second early. I leave them in the ground, digging them when I need them and they usually last until Christmas. They are like new potatoes to start with, then they grow bigger and the leaves die down and they are more like maincrop potatoes.

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