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Posted: 18/08/2016 at 06:54

Good morning Clari  and the rest of you as you arrive 

Another beautiful morning of sunshine and birdsong here in Norfolk - but it does have a real hint of autumn - I've just wandered around the dewy garden in my jimjams and bare feet and left wet footprints on the terrace.

The two pattypan squash plants are making a bid for world domination - they are HUGE!!!  We have loads of squashes and OH is going to take some to the farm shop to sell, and I've plans to make some chutney ... we're eating squash every day - last night it was grated and turned into a salad with some chopped mint and parsley ... Did I mention that only one of the plants is producing at the moment ... the other is still at the 'male flowers only' stage ...........

the perils of plant ID

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

Duh! I should have known 

the perils of plant ID

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:19

Is that a cobaea clambering up a foxglove? 

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:22
Zoomer44 says:

I planted them in March/April.

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 So you did ... I'd have known that if I'd read the question properly 

White fungus in soil ?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:08

We've got lots of that in the soil under the lawn in this garden - we've been here several years now and it's not caused any problems - as has been said, most fungi are beneficial as they break down organic matter and make it available to plants. 

Tree branches dying - don't know why

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:05

Does anyone else think the tree might be one of the Prunus varieties?

If it is, you mustn't prune it until June/July next year, pruning at the wrong time of year will make it susceptible to Silver Leaf Disease.  


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 17:01

 We'll record it as well - thanks for the heads up Hosta 

Native fruit trees

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 16:59

I would plant some bullace - a shrubby native cherry/plum - makes delicious pies and bullace wine is wonderful, but of course, the fruits are also much loved by birds. 


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 16:15
Hostafan1 says:

Afternoon all. 

The Big Bit of grass has been cut in 3.5 hours. A new record.....I.

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Have a gold medal Hosta



Posted: 17/08/2016 at 15:59

KEF's most recent post was on 18 July ... wonder if she's visiting her friends in the Med?  Was it Cyprus they moved to?   Or maybe they've still got the builders working on the house? 

Last edited: 17 August 2016 16:03:08

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