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Posted: 18/08/2014 at 09:41

Oh, didn't see you there Nut 


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 09:40

Think that's one of the willowherbs


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:10

The great thing about those yew hedges is that they're hollow, so you can go inside - it's like being a child in a 'camp' again 


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:57

Have a good day Panda, and a lovely evening out 

And good luck to everyone at the salt mines 


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:55
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Wow, thats quite a hedge! I wonder how much maintainance that needs

That's only one of them Bekkie, there's another one at the other side of the front lawn, and then there's all the topiary at the back 



Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:35

A really fabulous yew hedge Chicky



Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:02

Good morning all   

We had a lovely picnic yesterday

 Just some of our picnic spread   The weather was hot and sunny with occasional cooler gusts of wind - we sat and chatted until about 5pm when we thought they might be thinking about throwing us out, so had to clear up and share out the leftovers - think I won't have to cook for a week! 

Sadly we didn't have time for a walk around the gardens (did I say the picnic was at Blickling ) yesterday, but we'll be going again soon - we go several times a year as it's so close - and the gardens and grounds are fabulous in the autumn - in a good year the fungi are amazing  So yes please Chicky, an Indian Summer would be good 


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:37
Hello folks! We're back from our picnic, stuffed and exhausted and with our feet up and a glass of Sauv B. The sun shone, the wind blew and the wasps visited. Loadsa lovely food was eaten and lots was left and shared out to take home. I don't think I have to cook for at least a week.

I've not had a chance to read back yet, so hope all are well and happy - I'll have a read tomorrow

Leaking squash, help!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:25
Don't worry about coming second out of two entries - I've known Hort. Soc. classes with two entries only being awarded 2nd and 3rd prizes.


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:21
If the tomatoes have started to change ripen i.e. have turned a paler green, they will continue to ripen if picked and taken indoors into the warm.

If they are still a darker green they've not started to ripen so don't pick them - if you do they will remain green.

Here in Norfolk I'm not considering picking my tomatoes and bringing them indoors yet - last year mine continued to ripen on the vine well into September

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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