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Posted: 23/12/2014 at 08:20

Merry Christmas Panda   that looks so pretty


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 07:25

Good morning Dd - glad you had a peaceful night!  We used to have black labs.  We had one called Jackson - the one after that was called Boss (just to let the then husband know his place )



Posted: 23/12/2014 at 06:26

Good morning all

OH is dreaming about turkeys at the moment Woody - the farm shop has hundreds sitting waiting in the cold store for their Forever Home!   A turkey is just for Christmas!  

They also supply turkey crowns - they come from the farm all ready prepared and packaged nicely in a box.  Last year they had someone come in after Christmas to say that when they'd opened their box on Christmas morning to put the crown in the oven, they found they had the back end of a turkey and not the front!!!  They were very understanding and had made the best of it, but how did the farmer make that mistake???  OH has checked all the boxes this year!!!

How do trees come into your life?

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 06:11

Ash was (and still is) used for arrows because it has relatively heavy weight for it's size, has a straight grain and therefore can make straight arrows which fly true, and if they do become bent over time it straightens well with the use of heat.

RIP Joe Cocker...

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 06:05

So sad - such a talent - I saw him live a long while ago - never forgotten that evening.!!!


Posted: 22/12/2014 at 19:56

He looks very at home   Love black labs

Seasons Greetings

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 17:01

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours too Susan


Posted: 22/12/2014 at 16:59

Absolutely lovely


Posted: 22/12/2014 at 16:29

Awful news about the accident in Glasgow - glad you're ok Lilly P.

How do trees come into your life?

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 14:12

Yew wood was needed to provide the wood for long bows and to meet other needs for strong flexible timber - because of their toxicity it made sense to grow the yews in the churchyards as they would be away from grazing animals.  

As the need for yew wood waned there were fewer yews planted in churchyards and the only ones planted in the grounds of more recent churches were planted for tradition and aesthetic reasons.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

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The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

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Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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