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Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:22

Nut, I think you may have seen Yellow Hornet - I used to have one in a previous garden and it seems to retain it's fruit for ever.  OH actively dislikes the more ornamental crabs for that very reason.

If I had room for one I think it'd be John Downie as it is good for jelly (makes a lovely coloured jelly) and if not picked the fruit falls to the ground for the birds.

I suppose it's horses for courses. 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:17

Oh James - sorry to hear that  follow doctors' orders and we'll keep our fingers very crossed that you make a swift recovery!


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:47
star gaze lily wrote (see)

........................ Glad you're feeling better Dove, are you enjoying your retirement?

 Don't get me wrong - I loved my job - but I was so tired and rushed all the time - I'll swear I can feel my BP going down 

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:44

Oh yes  - what would be the most important things to see?

I'd love to see the hellebores, but then I'll probably see most of them when I go for the snowdrops.  Later on there's the agapanthus and euphorbias, and of course the veg garden and glasshouses ....... what do you think?


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:19

We've got  'leftover soup' this evening - OH's is the leftover duck cassoulet from yesterday, with added veg turned into soup - mine is the leftover braised lettuce & peas from the day before, with some sliced leek and turned into stock.  It's great now that I'm not tired all the time - I've got much more energy to be creative with my cooking 

Haven't started Christmas shopping yet - must get around to making a list 

Quick screening fix needed

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 17:20

That must be a virtual mountain range! 

planting Hawthorh from cuttings

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 17:19

Oh  I would respectfully disagree Berghill - I've known many a fine hawthorn hedge in my time, close clipped or allowed to grow to their full glory and flower and fruit.  

Nothing better for birds and insects, and the thorns really aren't that bad - nothing like blackthorn, and I've been actively involved in a large amount of hedge cutting. 

 Whatever hedge you grow, you're going to have to dispose of the trimmings. 

silly quotes

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 16:15

Fine words butter no parsnips



Posted: 21/11/2013 at 15:28

Woody perhaps, with your recent elevation, you might ask him? 

Plants for a waterlogged garden?

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 14:00



DonnaInSussex wrote (see)

I have lined the pots with grit, but the soil itself seems to retain water, presumably because the air is damp. .... 

Raise your pots up on tiles/bricks/pot feet, making sure you don't block drainage holes - that will help the soil in your pots to drain.

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