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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 09:08

Oh, missed that 

I've got a huge issue with the closure some years ago of small local abattoirs which necessitated long journeys for cattle on their way to the big ones.

But my guess that wasn't the nub of the discussion ........


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 08:45

Oh, what were Countryfile up to yesterday?

KEF, hope you're feeling better soon ((hugs)) from a distance in case it's catching 

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 08:41

Take the rosemary out of the pot and dry it, then burn it on the charcoal when you have a BBQ - wonderful 

Apple tree

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 08:39

I think I'd bite the bullet and prune it 

Which variety is it and do you know which rootstock it's on? 

Choosing a clematis

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 08:05

To get more shoots it's a good idea to cut clematis right back to two or three nodes from the ground  after flowering in it's first year 

Lots of info here 

Gunnera manicata

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 07:37

If it's a big one that's going to be quite a task - but what you do is you cut any remaining leaves back to the base of the plant and dig up the root with a good sized rootball.  

The root will have several shoots - each healthy shoot will make a new plant.  Split the root so that each piece has a well formed healthy shoot  and plenty of root - depending on the size of the root you may be able to do this with two spades back to back, or you may even need a rip saw.

Plant each portion in a well-prepared water-retentive area of boggy soil and stand well back 

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 07:25

No 8 will be fine - dig it out where you don't want it, but it'll be useful groundcover for those spots where virtually nothing else will grow or will provide patches of green and pink in the areas you haven't got around to yet   Better than bare soil - weedseeds like bare soil!!!


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 07:12

Morning Clari - at our last home we had a blackbird that mimicked the sound of a reversing lorry alarm.  

Re Harlequins, think the policy is that they're here, we're not going to get rid of them so don't squidge. 


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 07:10

Cheers Chicky - need to brush up on my warblers before the summer visitors arrive. 

Morning Mrs G 


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 06:52

Good morning all   Another beautiful day has dawned - although it's going to be much cooler here with the wind coming off the North Sea - still, it'll be fine for digging that pond 

Which internet site Chicky - I could do with some brushing up on my birdsong 

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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Result of RHS Survey 
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plant offer in the Guardian 
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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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