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Posted: 02/02/2016 at 06:20

Good morning Hazel   G'day Pat

Hazel, hope there's not too much damage and disruption up there - hang onto your hat!  Looks pretty horrid in Scotland

It's pretty gusty and noisy even down here in Norfolk

Keep warm, dry and safe everyone

Busy Lizzie, the restaurant was Brasserie Zedel at Piccadilly

May Trees in Bloom end of January

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 19:01

We had some similar to those where I used to work - the wood pigeons took the cherry-like fruit while they were still green and swelling. 

May Trees in Bloom end of January

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:49

I agree with Nut - plum - one of the prunus - in flower all up Newmarket Road here in Norwich

Woodland species that can tolerate strong sunlight?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:12
gardenning granny wrote (see)

.... The forest floor is not made of wood chippings, but from well rotted leaves.....isn't it?

Lots of well-rotted leaves, some small decomposing twigs and the remains of any rotten fallen trees which have been broken down by fungi and bacteria - I believe that the presence of the fungi and bacteria makes a large contribution to the fertility of the woodland floor.

At a push foxgloves can cope with some sunshine if their roots are happy - however I'm not sure that they will be happy in woodchip. 


Talkback: New Year action plan

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 15:10

I think Greg's been reading this

which was in the online magazine in 2014.   


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 14:57
Verdun wrote (see)

Not a huge bill but a high consuming other likes her heat.  Jumpers for me Dove.   ......

OH turns the heat up here - despite wearing layers of thermals he feels the cold 'cos he's got no meat on him - I keep trying to fatten him up but it's me that puts the weight on   just as well he's got an older OH who gets a Heating Allowance isn't it?

Has anyone done any gardening?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 14:09

There's a blip on the forum re avatars and Private Messages - the tech team are dealing with it asap, but that shouldn't affect posts - Messages aren't anything to do with posts on threads  


Using moss as compost

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 13:55

The only time I wouldn't put moss in the compost bin is if it had been raked out of a lawn which had recently been treated with a Weed,Feed & Mosskiller.

At this time of year I rake a few handfuls of moss out of the lawn, bundle it up and tie it to the hedge or fence for the birds to help themselves from when nestbuilding. 




Posted: 01/02/2016 at 13:36

Well done for being back at work Steve   but I'm sure you'll have to take things gently for a while


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 13:21

Why do British Gas send you a bill Verdun   you don't need central heating down there surely?

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