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Posted: 24/02/2014 at 10:50

Good morning whiteheather  thanks for your thanks - and of course heather and b'ees go well together ....................... 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 08:46

 Oh dear, I know he's local to us but we're not James B fans here I'm afraid .... I do have a very soft spot for Keane as I used to dandle one of them on my knee not so very long ago (well it doesn't seem like very long ago )

Trying to think of which piece of music I want to remind you all of - there are so many that mean a lot - music's always been a huge part of my life.  I've sung in choirs and worked in music venues and son used to be a sound engineer/roadie.

I shall continue to ponder ............... 


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 08:22

Verdun ....... you're so fickle 

sweet pea supports

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 08:17

For traditional hazel you could try here but as they say, P&P could be expensive.

Or search for Willow pea sticks on Amazon, not as 'rustic' as hazel twigs, but not bamboo at least.

Or you could try googling woodland management companies who may be coppicing hazel stands - but again, unless you're local to where they're working and can pick stuff up the transport will be expensive. 


GardenIng jokes

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:19

Now that one is funny 


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:05

Good morning Chicky   I especially love the auriculas with the floury leaves - 

have you seen this site?

That'll get you hooked 

Rose and clematis combination

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:03

Have a look at the Clematis Alpinas - they'll be flowering before most roses, they're not so rampant that they'll swamp things and don't need pruning.  I think they'd do the job well 

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:00

If anyone wants the details of a Foody Forum with a 'Cellar' section where all sorts of alcofrolics are discussed and friendly help given - including the making of wines and beers - just let me know - I can guarantee they're a friendly bunch - you may even meet one or two people you already know on there   Definitely not up our own btms 

There's not a lot of winemaking being discussed on there at the moment as it's not the time of year, but you'd be very welcome indeed 

I would normally put the site on here as it's a public forum, but given recent events, just send me a PM and I'll give you a link.

Help save my ivy!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 06:50

I agree, in my long experience of ivy it will not re-attach -  this is what happens to ivy and it will grow again from the base.  

You're fortunate that it happened this way and peeled off - many times the combination of wind and the weight of the ivy will bring a wall down.  

Cut the ivy back at the base and use the opportunity to do any repairs to the wall that are necessary - this will prolong its life and enable it to cope with the weight of future growths of ivy for many years to come.  

This is an opportunity - grasp it 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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