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Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:07

Hello all. OH remembered pinch punching this morning.

2kg of cow sounds a heck of a lot! We are having roast pork tonight with enough veg and roast veg to make into soup afterwards for tomorrow.

We had hail this morning. Snow is forecast next weekend. Must make sure supplies are in, esp. dog food, as if it snows we can't get up the drive.


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 21:31

Lesley, your labradoodle looks just as cute grown up.

Lily of the valley

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:22

I would keep it on the window sill for now. It's far too early for garden ones to be flowering so must have been grown in a greenhouse. Although they are hardy I think it would be a shock for it to go out now. Enjoy the scent indoors! In the house, why hide it in the shed? They have probably been grown so early to enjoy as house plants.


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:17


What adorable puppies, or are they grown up?

My sister had a springer spaniel, lovely but full of energy. I love Border Collies, so intelligent and good looking too. Here's mine. He's very sweet with children, just as well as I have 8 grandchildren! But he needed long walks when younger, 12 now, bit arthritic.

When I was bitten by the GS I was delivering a packet to his owner, who knew I was coming. I opened the garden gate and the dog just went straight for me

thorny edge

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 16:51

They sound like Pyracantha. This site has about cuttings and how to grow them. 

They need to be kept pruned and have vicious thorns. I have never grown them in pots, but I expect the pots would have to be pretty big and will need a lot of feeding and watering compared with growing them in the ground. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 15:21

Thank you everyone. It was a big shock for me and I feel so sorry for my friends, but they are the ones who are really suffering. They are having to face police interviews as well as the awful loss.

Early potatoes

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 11:02

I grow Charlotte, which is a second early, as it's such a good, healthy all rounder. It can be dug early for delicious waxy new potatoes and left in the ground for old general purpose potatoes.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 10:45

In a state of shock, our friends' beautiful daughter has been murdered in Devon. Wasn't going to say anything, but now it's in the papers and has been on the television news.


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 10:41

I won't be sowing anything until March, but perhaps some lobelia in February as that worked last year. Even if seeds germinate plants go leggy when sown too soon.

Looking for ideas

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 10:38

Good choice from Verdun as always. I would add tall Michaelmas daisies for late season colour, especially aster novae-angliae which are more resistant to mildew and phlox paniculata which flower in high summer.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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