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ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:57

I might be wrong Alan - don't panic yet  ............. and don't lean too far out of the window!!!

It's pretty blustery here and has turned cooler - what's it like with you on the coast?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:56

I listen to the birds in the trees and whatever OH has on the radio in the studio - he usually has the door open onto the terrace when I'm gardening - it's likely to be Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, or Nick Drake, or Kate Bush or Erik Satie or Talking Heads or Bach cello suites ............ almost anything really  ...... we share pretty eclectic tastes in music.

One of our favourite Sunday listens is Charles Trenet's Extraordinary Garden 

You're probably all very thankful you don't live next door 

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:46

Not sure Alan - looks alarmingly like a salix (willow) of some kind to me, but given that there's some 400 different types .............  

and it might be something else entirely  - it is a bit blurry - any chance of a clearer pic a bit closer up?

But the uploading is brilliant 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:40
Jess is in the Garden wrote (see)

Dove that is brilliant! A hedgehog gate  

Do the cats get through as well? ........


Yes!  But they're very wary - they've heard me talking to OH about pump action waterpistols!!!

Jess is in the Garden wrote (see)

............. But where would I get my hedgehog? Can hardly go and nick one off the Heath!


Talk to your nearest Hedgehog rescue place - they're always looking for hedgehog friendly gardens for rehoming.

Rhubarb Crown with No Roots ?

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:36

I wouldn't have kept it indoors - rhubarb is very tough - it comes from Siberia!!!

It would've been fine outside.

Nevertheless, roots don't rot away in 10 days - take it back and expect a replacement. 

Birch Tree losing leaves in July

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:06

That's what we were saying on another thread - common names can refer to several different plants - that's why the latin names are so useful. 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:04

Fairygirl - can I have Neil Oliver?  Pleeeease? 

Aw Tracey  but only one per day alowed - today is a Happy Gardeners Day 

Beetroot Problems

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:00

I get leaf miners on my Swiss chard - I''ve given up trying to pick the beggars off separately, and end up boiling and eating them with the leaves - revenge!!!! 

But I'll be interested to see if anyone has any useful tactics in this particular battle.

conflicting answers

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 11:58

Jim - you are very kind 

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