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Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:43

Beautiful crocus.

Beautiful bluebells.

Makes me determined to visit the bluebell woods this spring 

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:39

Verdun, have you seen this new video of Bressingham?


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:27

Good morning all   we have a frost here this morning - temp down to -0.03 and it's still there.

I'm  out today, visiting my Aged Ps for their 66th wedding anniversary today and Pa's 94th birthday tomorrow -  so it'll be a case of expect me when you see me 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:27

Supper over, feet up in front of Last of the Summer Wine, I keep yawning and am having problems keeping my eyes open ............ I might have to give in and doze ........ if so, see you tomorrow folks 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:09

Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:03

Digging a trench/ditch alongside soggy ground will help to dry it out and lower the water table.  

When the land has dried out, half filling the trench with pebbles  and then topping up with soil will permanently improve the drainage - or you can create an open land drain as above.

If you can join it up with a ditch so much the better. 

will my orchid flower again?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:57

My parents have some in their room at their lovely care home - they bloomed and bloomed and bloomed, then bloomed no more - someone cut the stems right down and now, some months on, they've sent up new stems and are blooming again 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:55

Hello folks - no gardening here today - more pondering , and perusing of my new book Christopher Lloyd's The Well-Chosen Garden.  I used to get it out of the library at least once a year - now I've got one of my own for the p&p plus 1p 

Well done Mr & Mrs Podd 

allium2 wrote (see)

......... Chilli seeds seem to be taking an age. Dove - was it you mentioned to soak them in tea or am I going mad??

No it wasn't me - I'd probably think they'd be more at home in tequila 

Please identify

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:52

Those look like hyacinths to me - in a week or so the bloom I can see there will smell beautiful 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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