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New hedge advice?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 07:20

I think I'd let it get it's roots established this year, and then cut it back next winter to encourage it to bush out, then it'll romp away.  Make sure you keep the base of the hedge free from weeds and grass 


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 07:17

Haven't been to Beth Chatto's garden for years - another one for the Must Go There list!

Have a lovely visit - we'll expect details - maybe even photos 


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 07:09

Good morning all   Second coffee needed here!  Went to bed really early last night, read for 10 minutes and slept like a log!  It's amazing how much better I sleep now I don't go to work (sorry folks, don't mean to rub it in)

What the heck is this?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 20:28

Corms of some sort in my opinion. 

Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :)

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 20:25

Believe it or not, there's a large Yucca growing on Blakeney Point sticking out into the North Sea off the North Norfolk coast

 You can see the Yucca if you take one of the boat trips to see the seals

Details and picture of the Yucca here if you scroll down and down and down



Posted: 17/03/2014 at 20:06

I don't have a breadmaker - I use a Kenwood Chef to knead and then bake it in the oven - back when the children were small I made all our bread - three batches a week - it took less time than going to the shops, and that was with the kneading it by hand 'cos I didn't have a Kenwood then.  I love making bread 

Problem is tastes so yummy!!! 

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:28

KEF, (I'm whispering this so as not to embarrass you)  South Holland is part of Lincolnshire 


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:25

Yes thank Lily - seems ok now - took last antibiotics yesterday so hopefully that's it.

Bedlinen changed, three loads of washing dried, folded and being aired, bedroom dusted and polished and bookshelves tidied, bread baked, kettle descaled, banking done, jacket potatoes in the oven and feet up 


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:26

Sorry, no cake here today, but I've got some warm bread and some cheese and chutney if anyone wants a sandwich

 Clari can make cake for pudding 

Help . . . how do I make my brown lawn green again?!!

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:13

Hi Josephinus 

Can you post a picture of the lawn for us please - an overall view and something closer up as well - to post a picture on here click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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