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Posted: 26/05/2015 at 06:41

Good morning all  

Panda, glad you're all still in one piece   Have a lovely time

Lesley, glad Mum's home and feeling better

Wonky, the problem was, you couldn't go on your own and you didn't want me to go with you   If I'd known Pdoc was there ............

We went up to the farm shop for the food fair yesterday lunchtime - very good - lots of lovely food and lovely people, then we went on to visit a friend and ended up having a pub supper and getting home just in time to watch Springwatch and fall asleep.    Slight chaos rota-wise at the farm shop, and OH is now going to be working today, so the shedlet will be arriving 'in his absence'.  I must remember to clear the way of large pots of flowers which may get trodden on or bashed by delivery men - but I'd better get dressed first


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 06:22

@Sunflower888   Please don't put down pots of Jeyes mixed with water.  Cats find this solution very attractive and drink it, causing an agonising death - or at the very least huge vet bills, a great deal of pain for the cat and distress for the owner.

However angry you feel about the cat, no animal should suffer in that way.  Our neighbours had a vet bill of nearly £2000 because someone in the neighbourhood had put out a dish of diluted Jeyes.

If you read this earlier thread you'll see confirmation from regular poster 'Steve the Gardening Vet' and other posters that Jeyes is both palatable to cats and highly dangerous to them.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:37

Think we need some pics of the garden


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:27

Verdun, that sounds like a lovely job well done

KEF Mecanopsis Queen

Newman & Redford - nothing to match them is there?


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:24

We have shallow free draining gritty loam over chalk - when we moved in here three and a half years ago the soil was dry and dusty and there wasn't a worm in sight.  Now, with lots of home made compost and farmyard manure there are lots of fat worms, as well as frogs, toads, hedgehogs, birds, grass snakes .... etc etc etc 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 14:28

We've just had a commotion at the front door - a juvenile magpie battering at the glass trying to get in while neighbours 'hunting cat' disarmingly named Pippin  batted at it with his paw.

However, as Pippin sometimes comes into our back and stalks our birds, he's used to running as soon as he sees me, so he scarpered as soon as I opened the door and the magpie went under the car. 

Wonky - have you seen who David Grohl was playing with the night before last?

Without my specs on it looked as if Paul was playing alongside George again - now those really were the days!

Apple Tree help!

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 14:13

David, can you post a photograph for us to have a look at please?

Also tell us a bit more about the location, the container and the growing medium.

whats happened here then ???

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 14:10

That looks like holly decorations after spending Christmas in a centrally heated house - dead

Talkback: Christmas compost

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:11

OK, somehow I'd got it into my head that you had one of those hot bins too!  

I've got tomato seedlings coming up in my dahlia pots this year 'cos I mixed some homemade compost with the MPC

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:09

Welcome!  It's good to see another East Anglian Eric's Mum   I'm from Suffolk, transplanted into Norfolk  


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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