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Clethra Ruby Spice

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 08:11

Bumping up


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 08:05

Hope everyone's smilies are back - if so we need to let Daniel know that it's another of those 'weekend things'

Strange plant

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 08:03

Possibly one of the persicarias?  A lot of them have darker leaf blotches. 

Can we have a photo that shows the stems please likee

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 07:52

At the very least ...........

Channel change today's Instant Gardener

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 07:14

I do love the way you keep us informed Kleipieper - I'm not able to watch all of the programmes but I do see some - you provide a very useful service - thank you very much


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 07:03

Morning Topbird

Just made more coffee here thanks ... I used  to transcribe old land conveyances etc - fascinating

Specs shouldn't be too expensive (fingers crossed) I only need them for reading and I like quite simple frames ......... hope that's not a case of 'famous last words'


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:54

Morning Hosta likee

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:52
jo47 wrote (see)

I blamed the BT engineer who made a huge hole in the frame for the wire...........once the window was open they were gone. Just found it amazing that so many played follow the leader through that hole  

On another ant note - one of the cats decided he was having his tea outside and I dropped a piece of chicken. I have been watching them carrying off tiny tiny pieces - like the Borrowers and at the moment, there is a black line of them shoulder to shoulder munching away all around the edge. 

Many years ago I had a teenage son - he didn't like me tidying his bedroom, always saying that he'd do it himself   One day I came home and noticed what looked like an electric wire or cable running up the front of the house (white house) and into his bedroom window    'What piece of electric equipment has he got up there now?' I wondered (he later became a sound engineer) and I went up to his room to have a look ......... the 'black cable' was a thick column of ants starting in the front garden, going up the front of the house, through a crack in a beam beneath the window (very old house)  and finishing in a row of half empty Coke cans lined up along one of the beams which formed a narrow shelf along his bedroom wall!!!!!!!   Apparently he was 'collecting them'!!!!!

Damson or plum........

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:43

Maybe the blossom on the top branches was damaged by frost/wind whereas the blossom on the lower branches was protected?

That might give you some idea how to shape the tree in the future, and also guide you on where to plant any future fruit trees

Plant id please

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:37


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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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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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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