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Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:08

Lovely pics Ds - you did keep that quiet - have a Very Happy Birthday!!!

Hello. I'm new!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:22

Welcome Pammy

Clementine seeds

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 14:23

The children and I used to grow lots of little citrus trees from pips - we had a big conservatory porch which was in a sheltered corner and they were happy there.  I grew oranges, lemons, grapefruit and clementines - we never had fruit but they flowered all year round and the perfume in the porch was wonderful. 

I think the grapefuit flowers had the best perfume

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 13:25

Whoops, Blackbird should read 3 not 1   typo! 

Apricots and Figs

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 13:22

Apricots and Figs

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:44

Yes, that one

I grew up in Suffolk and raised my family there.  I moved to Norwich to do my MA at the art school where I met my now OH and we stayed here

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:25

I did my RSPB Garden Birdwatch count this morning between 9.30 and 10.30 this morning.  I saw

Robin            1

Jay                1

Blackbird       1

Starling          1

Goldfinch       8

Woodpigeon  2

Collared dove 1

Blue tit            2

Great tit          1

Coal tit            1


The wren and dunnock didn't make an appearance and neither did the house sparrows, all of whom are fairly regular attenders, and usually there would be 3 collared doves and several starlings.

While I watched I saw the pair of bluetits inspecting the nest box

Apricots and Figs

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:16

What a small world!!!   Waitrose is our corner shop


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:14

Panda!!!  I just read back!!!  What are you like???  Are you ok??? ((hugs))

I'll put my bird count on the birds thread in a minute.

Don't go on trampolines if you value your knees - I deconstructed mine on a trampoline - never been the same since!!!

Also a very fit and lithe farmer friend of mine broke his back on a bouncy castle when he was in his early 40s!  Permanent and life-changing.  Adults are different to children.!!!


Apricots and Figs

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:09

I'm between Norwich and the A47, not far from the UEA

You'll have to join in some of our East Anglian outings to visit gardens in the summer

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

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Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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