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Signing in and out

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:46

Something happened to me the other day and I had to sign in for the first time for ages, the problem was that it wouldn't let me - I had to go 'around the houses' to get back in - fortunately I managed it.

It might be something your anti-virus software has done at an update - or maybe you could contact the web team to see if there's something different happened their end.


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 13:39

Maybe HFW has been to visit

Flowers for March

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 12:44

 This photo was taken in early March, albeit after a very cold winter. 

Crocus Snow Bunting planted 3 deep and as close as possible in a pot of multipurpose compost and left outside in a quiet corner over winter.

Calling all Caterpillar experts . . .

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 12:33

I would just place it in a shady corner outside and leave it alone.  I think it's either pupating or dieing.  Nothing you do will change the outcome of either process. 

Nature is so fascinating.

Walnut Tree, but no walnuts

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 11:51

Walnut trees,  like apples, pears etc, often experience the June Drop - explained here

spring cabbage

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 10:15

Plant them - you can't leave them as they are - you'll just have cabbage in the summer rather than the spring.

Is it just me?!

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 10:05

Can you take some cuttings from it?  That way it goes on

Curly Tomatoes

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:44

As Edd says, let the compost dry out - only water when the compost is dry below the surface and the leaves are beginning to flag.  Then give them a good soak and allow to dry out again.

Curling leaves can be caused by over-watering or by fluctuations in temperature, or it can just be what that variety of tomato is prone to doing.  It's not a problem. 

I wouldn't give tomato food until the first truss of fruit has set.

Fertilisers beyond "standard" tomato food? & small cuc question..

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:25

If the potting compost is standard multi-purpose (bought, not home made) then it should have enough fertiliser in it for at least the first six weeks after planting. 

If you were making up your own growing medium (like we sometimes see Monty doing) for tomatoes etc I'd be adding a small amount of Fish, Blood & Bone (basing it on the John Innes formulae ). 

I don't start using tomato food until my tomates have actually set the first fruit, and I do the same with squashes, cucumbers, courgettes etc.

Bird ID

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:10

At the moment some of our juveniles are still learning - it's really funny to watch them being so clumsy and missing their landing from time to time.

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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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

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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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

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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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

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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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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