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Posted: 29/03/2015 at 07:39

Good morning KEF  

We'd been watching the earlier stages of The Voice, but we've lost interest now - the public voting is so random

We've got rain forecast all day so it looks like an indoor day - I may just noodle on here with you lot and finish sewing up my knitting, then I can get on with my new knitting project - oh and I'd better pull the sofa out and pick up all the kinitting and sewing bits and pieces that fell out of the box I tipped over last night just as I was going to bed

Thickening a Sparse Beech Hedge

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 07:14
Bilje wrote (see)
....  Perhaps growing annual climbers up it would be OK, nasturtiums say, I can't imagine they'd take up much food and you could make a hole with a spike to plant the seeds.

No, please don't do that - they'll prevent sunlight and air getting to the hedge which will mean fewer leaves and the possibility of fungal diseases.


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 07:08

Good morning Dd and anyone else who's about   

Hostafan we found that a re-run of Twin Peaks was being shown on some channel or other (I'll have to ask OH which one and he's asleep at the moment) so we started to watch that but we were too tired to watch more than half an hour so we set the series record button and went to bed.

Pdoc - glad you found the White Horse - it's lovely; and No 1 at Cromer, right above the pier is very good too, since the refurb - it used to be a bit of a dive but with a fabulous view!  Love Cromer pier  

Pot to flower bed

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:14

Yes, I would deadhead it. 

It needs a sunny spot in the garden - or you could put it in a larger pot.

Thickening a Sparse Beech Hedge

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:07

Hi Northern Clay  

Cutting the hedge back as your neighbours have done will thicken it beautifully on their side.  There's a gardening saying, Growth follows the knife'.

What you should really do is trim your side back properly too.

Growing other plants against or through it will weaken the beech's growth and there will be fewer leaves and even more reduction in privacy.  If a beech hedge is kept trimmed back it will retain its leaves, even in the winter, so you will have privacy then too.

Make sure that grass etc doesn't grow right up to the base of the hedge, and sprinkle the area around with some Fish, Blood and Bone (as directed on the pack) - this is a slow-acting fertiliser which will encourage good bushy growth throughout the spring and summer.

This site will give you more information.


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:57
Lyn wrote (see)


I have cousins in Norfolk, .....Dersingham, Kings Lyn.


Dersingham's lovely   and there are some Very Posh Neighbours!  You'll have to get yourself invited up here for a little holiday

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:53

Hope you're having a lovely birthday Lucy


Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:13

I've not seen a turtle dove for years - how lovely (I like catching up with the rellies )

Lovely to see a smew as well - not many of them over here

You're missing a fantastic stormy orange sunset here in Norfolk


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 17:53

We do good food in Norfolk Pdoc    where did you eat and what did you see?

peacock orchid

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:51

They're little offsets of the bulb, making more bulbs - eventually those little ones will be big enough to flower.

As to why the big ones didn't flower last year, I've no idea - but I'd plant them again and hope for the best.

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