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Posted: 25/08/2015 at 18:12

Yes Fg, I got in just after he'd won - but I'd got it taped!!!!!!!!!!!!

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 18:11

Not to mention insurance companies!!!!!!!!!!

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:57
Lyn wrote (see)

Snap, Dove.

Did they prove that eating green potatoes whilst pregnant was the cause of Spina Bifida, or was that just a scare story.?

I remember that Lyn, it was on Woman's Hour years ago - I was particularly careful when I was pregnant. 

Seems that link has been disproved now

However, green potatoes aren't good for you

Pansyface - it came from an Irish website ....... someone had obviously kissed the Blarneystone

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:32

Hi Matthew

If you've survived growing potatoes then you'll be fine with foxgloves.

"... Potato poisoning is rare, but it does happen from time to time. Death normally comes after a period of weakness and confusion, followed by a coma. ..."  

Good luck with the house hunting - let us know how you get on

Bay tree

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:18

Hi Chris

Is your tree in a pot or in the ground?

If it's in a pot, have a look here and see if it's of any help


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:08

I remember those days too Verdun!  Once upon a time I worked for a motor engineer - one of my regular tasks was to drive crash-damaged vehicles to the body shop (12 miles) tor body work and windows to be repaired - you could drive them on the road back in those days if you put them on the garage's plates, at least we did - quite an exciting job for a 17 year old girl.  I also got to help work on Hot Rods and Stock Cars!

Brutal Honesty

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:03

Snap Pansy!

Brutal Honesty

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:03

Honesty is a biennial - so you sow it and it grows one year, it dies down over the winter then appears again in the spring, grows and flowers, and then dies off for good. 

If your honesty flowered this year then it's reached its natural end anyway.

If it was in it's first year this year then it's beginning to die off for the winter and all being well it will reappear next spring and flower.

One thing is for sure, where there's one honest plant, there's likely to be more - they self seed so freely - so even if the one you've moved is finished, there should be more appear in the spring

Cherry belle tomatoes

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 15:54

Well, it's not really the time to sow them yet - if you click on the appropriate button they'll send you an email when they're in stock - I've found this to be a very efficient service

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 14:51

White Lady is doing very well - I'm impressed - started cropping earlier than other varieties have in most previous years, and we've had absolutely no problems with them failing to set. 

So far a good heavy crop of well-flavoured runners.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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