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Posted: 16/08/2014 at 23:37
Great marginal plant for wildlife pond


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 23:33
Hello folks - we're back We went here and friend bought us a meal and we're very stuffed.

On the way there we saw a hobby flying low along the hedgebank in front of us! On the way back a young fox ran across the road in front of us.

"Time for bed" said Zebedee


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:36
Philippa - I've had another go at sending it


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:26
That looks a lovely spot Lynne

Your Opinion on Grow Lights

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:24
I think they're far to expensive to buy and run for anything other than a commercial grower - also if you've got plants growing at the rate that needs that sort of light, then surely they'll need heat too? Sounds to me to be unsound environmentally and pocket-wise.


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:21
Hi KEF - yes fingers crossed - we've had a sunny day here today, but noticeably cooler than of late - I've been wearing a light vee neck sweater today instead of the silk tee shirts I've been wearing all summer.

At the moment I'm hitting the refresh button before typing a post - I think it's keeping stuff in reasonable order -but if several people are posting at once it does go all higgledy piggledy ....

Railway sleeper fixing

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:15
I have a long row of double height sleepers as a retaining wall for a large bank of soil. The builders did as KT53 describes and drilled through the sleepers and hammered the reinforcing rods into the ground. Solid as a rock.


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:08
Hello folks! Got friend's car fixed eventually by Green Flag's people. Then we had a late lunch and wandered around the garden. Since then we've been chatting and looking at photos. OH is home from the Farm Shop and we both have our feet up.

Friend is having a nap - she didn't sleep too well as she was worried about her car. She's insisting on taking us out for a meal this evening (going to the place I went with Snoodle and Panda after East Ruston visit) so the daube of beef can feed us another day. It'll keep for ages in the fridge, or I can portion it up and freeze it.

Gg, congratulations! Local hort. soc. shows are such fun aren't they?

What is this plant?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:34
Yes, astrantia

Football season - 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:52
The last time Manchester United started the season by being beaten at home was 72/73 when they were beaten 3-2 by Ipswich

Can you tell I'm an Ipswich Supporter with family in South Wales

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02
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