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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.

Gardening for the elderly

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:05

Please define elderly 

My poor Rhododendron

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:41

I don't grow rhodos (wrong sort of soil) so not my specialist subject, but I've been googling - unhappily this article on phytophthora looks as if it might shed some light

Don't know what others think?

My poor Rhododendron

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:37

My thinking was that the newer growth is softer and more likely to wilt and go floppy if short of water.

However, it would seem that's not the problem ...............  can you check the stems thoroughly and see if there's any damage?

Taken over garden - a few ornamental grasses and dogwoods to identify....

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:32

I would cut the dogwoods right back as shown here  and top dress with a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone. 

.... scroll down to No. 7.  You'll be surprised at how much new growth you'll get this summer and how beautiful the long straight growths will look next winter once the leaves fall. 

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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