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Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:40

Lovely photos Pdoc - thanks for sharing


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:07

Morning KEF

Wow DD! what a difference!

Sage Recommendations?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:04

I wouldn't expect one to be any more efficacious than the other. 

Salvia officinalis (Culinary sage) is likely to be the most reasonably priced.

Cardamine raphanifolia info needed

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:53

Whoops yes Nut - pratensis  

But googling reveals that raphanifolia is a close relative (also known as Cuckoo Flower) - very similar and not evergreen.


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:35

Good morning all   I'm late on parade this morning 'cos I've had to borrow OH's laptop - mine seems to have frozen in standby   I'm leaving it to run its battery down and hopefully when I plug it in again it'll kick it into life - otherwise I'll have to take it to lovely son in law who's my own tame IT engineer

Clari - fingers crossed for lurgy resistance

Advice on what may be causing hedge disease and how l could treat

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:30

The browning on the leaves in the first picture looks to me like frost damage.  As the weather warms up there will be more new shoots and new leaves which will replace the frost-damaged ones.

The second picture looks like a pretty healthy hedge to me.  All hedges shed leaves - evergreen ones shed them bit by bit throughout the year, deciduous ones do it all at once in autumn. 

People often forget that hedges need a bit of nutrition - give it a sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone (as directed on the pack) this spring

Three Sisters

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:23

Sweetcorn needs to be planted in blocks not rows, to ensure pollination by the wind.

Cardamine raphanifolia info needed

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:20

Hi matt

Cuckoo-flower aka Lady Smock aka Cardamine raphanifolia used to grow wild in our damp meadow - it's related to the brassicas and in my experience it's a short-lived perennial, flowering in late spring and dying down each year in mid-summer (that is, flowering at the time the cuckoo calls and then when the cuckoo heads back to Africa the plant stops flowering and dies down).   Certainly not evergreen. 


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:11

Contact your local college that has horticultural-type courses and ask for recommendations of past students who have set up their own businesses


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:09

Hello folks - hectic day here - I'm   See you in the morning .......... by the way, what's wrong with being a cougar

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