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Raised Bed Liners

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:12

I used permeable membrane on the bottom of mine, to prevent soil being washed out as the lawn wasn't totally level.  I stapled it to the sides to fix it, and then stapled some thick polythene around the inside to help protect the wood from the wet soil and the roots of the plants from any preservatives in the wood.   Total cost about £3 each raised bed. 

Grape vine

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:08

Do you know the name of the variety?


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:04

Yviestevie - sorry to hear about daughter - hope she makes a speedy recovery 

Picnic was lovely thanks Bekkie  

Very  now....................... 


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:51

On the way there we came upon this just after it had happened

A member of the public had helped get the driver out and he didn't appear too badly hurt thank goodness; the police were just arriving on scene so we got out of the way and left them to it.  

Still one heck of a mess and the main road was closed northbound when we returned after our picnic - diesel and chicken manure - an unpleasant mixture 


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:46

Hello folks - I'm back after a lovely but tiring day.  

We went out to the coast to Orford and walked along the riverbank towards Orford Ness.  It was a beautiful day and the sea lavender was out all along the saltmarsh along the riverside - DD braved the mud to pick me some samphire for supper tomorrow

 The sea lavender was gorgeous.  Afraid the pics are a bit fuzzy - the light was so bright it was hard to see to get the focus right 


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 09:30

OL - when daughter gets 'run down' she takes Selenium Ace for a few months - seems to do the trick. 


Right, heading off now - have a good day folks - see you later ............ 

Please help ID this plant

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 09:24

Sorry Mel - it says 'link not found' 

Grey Squirrel

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 09:22

Don't remember them being widespread, but I do remember 'pockets' and we used to look out for them when on holiday in Wales and Devon - but then I'm remembering from a very long way back ............. 

I also seem to remember that at one time it was thought they were cross-breedng, but then it was discovered that some greys do have a reddish tinge to their fur - we had greys at work and some of them were 'ginger-ish'. 


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 08:30

OL - I think the yellow ones are slightly sweeter - but others disagree - but they do look prettier on the bush and the plate 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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