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Posted: 03/05/2015 at 07:27

Good morning all   it's been raining here but we need more - the pond level is very low.  Did I tell you we're awaiting the arrival of some pond snails to eat the blanket weed?  More pets!  Oh, the responsibility!!!  And I've discovered that robins don't understand about Sunday morning lie-ins   On the plus side our robins will now take food from OH's hand as well as from me

Didn't we have a couple of forum members in Ireland?  Where've they gone

Hosta, have a lovely holiday

Muck or Magic?

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 07:17

This problem came to light in 2009/10 - the weedkiller was one that was sold specifically to eradicate weeds in pasture (ragwort etc) - the same active ingredient is frequently used in lawn treatments. 

When the problem of contamination of manure was discovered the weedkiller was withdrawn from sale while the problem was investigated, changes were made and it is now available for use under specific circumstances. 

It is no longer approved for use on pasture grazed by horses, and should not be used on grassland used to produce fodder.  Any manure from sheep or cattle grazing land which has been treated must be kept on the farm.

This has been done specifically to remove the risk of contaminated manure being supplied to gardeners and allottment holders.

RHS information here

Health & Safety Executive info here

Hope that helps



Posted: 02/05/2015 at 19:50

Hang bird feeders in your tree to attract blue tits - they'll eat the aphids for you.

Plant ID

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 17:34

Can't see it very clearly - picture won't enlarge, but if it's flowering now, from the colour and the way it's growing I think it's an aubretia

Royal Baby

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 14:39

Maybe we could vote for the name when we go along to vote next week ... just an idea ... I'll get my coat

Royal Baby

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 13:28

Alice Charlotte Elizabeth


Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:17
Yviestevie wrote (see)

Flippin eck, it's cold out there, .....

It was cold in here too - I've put the heating on!   Don't want my little tomato seedlings to get too cold on the dining room windowsill!

But apparently it's going to start getting warmer after the rain tonight and tomorrow - Tomasz Schafernaker just said so

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:10

And another item of important news - it looks as if my waterbuts and the pond will be filled up before this time tomorrow

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:06

At least it's something to lighten the tedium of endless speculation around all the possible permutations of hung parliaments

grape or currant

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:56

Grape vines can be surprisingly ornamental, some have glorious autumn colour - hopefully with the warmth of the garage wall yours will too

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55


Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19
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