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Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 06:26

Unless he's a strapping six footer!!!


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:00

Hello folks - I'm back from taking Wonky home via the GC  - not sure how we got all those plants and bags of compost and FYM into the car and with the roof on!!!

Somehow I came home from her garden with two lovely dahlia plants and three rocks for around the pond.  I was very impressed with the little lupin plants she's growing from seed in her little greenhouse - they look very sturdy and healthy

When I got home I found OH had made a delicious Chicken Tikka Marsala for our supper

Now I'm falling asleep in front of GW   See you in the morning folks - sweet dreams


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:41

Right, now we're off to take Wonky  back to Ipswich via the Farm Shop and the garden centre

and the car's already heaving with climbing roses and salvias ..... see you around suppertime - have a lovely day

broad beans

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 10:02

The flowers will turn black and drop off when they've been pollinated, starting from the bottom and working upwards, then little beanlets will start to appear and grow.  They're quite thirsty at this stage so if the ground is dry don't forget to water. Enjoy

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 09:34

Oooh yes, we had a bang crash wallop! sort of a stormy interlude there ... now there's that 'after the storm silence' sort of atmosphere, with just some birds tweeting

Song Thrush

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 08:09

They normally fly well - maybe it is injured/recovering from injury - or maybe it's moulting and doesn't have all it's wing feathers yet - I must admit I'm not aware of the moult affecting the flight of songbirds, but it does affect ducks - they lose the ability to fly for a while during the moult.    Interesting.

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:59
chicky wrote (see)

I think they were very early pioneers of "working from home".....I salute them


Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:53
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Wintersong, funny you say "enormous purse strings" I'd always wondered  how much it all cost to start from scratch and where they got the money? 

Maybe I'm just a nosey old poof?

Can't remember where I read it Hosta, but I believe they both had/have thriving businesses/careers presumably during the 80s ... broadcasting and financial stuff (insurance?) if memory serves me correctly ?  They both grew up in Norfolk. 

Also, I don't think a semi-derelict Arts & Crafts house in the middle of an agri-desert cost a fortune back then. 

We certainly made the right decision to go yesterday rather than today, we've just had a heavy shower and I think there will be more


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:31

Good morning all - hot sticky night and now some big drops of rain ... hopefully we'll get some sunshine this morning as well before I take Wonky back down south this afternoon!

Hosta - this needs careful thinking about - as Chicky says, you have all the ingredients to make it work .......... but do you want to have to do it or will that spoil it for you .... are you content as you are or is something missing? Will worrying about making/losing money ruin the life you have?  Are you happy with it just being a hobby, will you resent having to spend your evenings keeping records, costings, forward planning etc ..................   ?  Is it really your dream, or just an idea -  does the challenge excite you ?

Only you (and the lovely OH) can answer that

And most importantly, if you go ahead, will you do online/mail order please ?

showing new forum posts

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:20

Don't think there is Paul - as is conceded by GW and Daniel the Editor, this forum is a bit basic ... I understand there are hopes/plans/schemes to develop the site and I assume that will include the forum. 

In the meantime, instead of visiting via the separate Forum Subjects,  I look at threads via the Latest Posts and the New Discussions buttons, which keeps things fairly current, and I have my Settings checked to take me straight to the last post on each thread rather than the first. 

Apart from that, I rely on my memory to tell me which threads I've read and which I haven't ....... it's good for me ............ I think

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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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

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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