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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 ?

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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

Weed or Ground Cover?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:11

The reddish leaf near the green stick looks as if it might be part of an ajuga that's struggling to survive ... or it could be one of  several other things - hard to tell

As I'm sure you know that area is too congested for anything to perform well - I'd stick a fork in there and lift that patch out, tease it all apart carefully and pot some of the individual plants up, pop them in a quiet corner and keep an eye on them and see what they turn into when they've got some space to grow


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:47



Posted: 04/06/2015 at 09:41

Right - heading off now - see you soon Wonky! 

Have a lovely day everyone - keep an eye on Wonky's plants for her

Non-stop begonias

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 09:36

I've got some begonia semperflorens - I've not put them outside yet - the nights are still chilly.

Folded leaf with a tiny white larvae

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 09:31

Oooh we like Shield Bugs

Ants in container

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:57

Raspberries like plenty of moisture, so it shouldn't cause a problem keeping their toes damp

Folded leaf with a tiny white larvae

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:49

It's not the nasty Raspberry beetle 'cos their grubs are in the fruit themselves, so I wouldn't worry about it.  It'll be one of the many insects that feed on raspberry/blackberry leaves - I'm not aware of any major pest that attacks raspberry leaves in the UK.

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