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Posted: 23/12/2014 at 18:47

I should think it'll be the Bocking 14 strain - think it's a type of Russian comfrey.

Christmas from the garden

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 16:16

Lovely garland, lovely swags, lovely cakes

Absolutely fab Gingerbread House - I've never made one but have long intended to have a go - maybe next year

How do trees come into your life?

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 15:51

I was taught French with a Welsh accent and Latin with an Australian one

aerating shoes

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 15:48

Strap them on the soles of your shoes and stomp up and down?

Ground cover between veg?

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 14:56

I'd rather tickle around for a few minutes with the hoe once a week.  Ground cover would compete for water and nutrients and provide a lair for slugs, snails and other baddies. 

If growing something between your veg plants was ok, why wouldn't we leave the weeds?

How do trees come into your life?

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 14:50

Nope - I've just been around a long while, known lots of interesting people, listened to Radio 4 a lot, have an insatiable curiosity and one of those brains that just hangs onto interesting snippets of information.


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 14:14

Awww,what a happy picture!   and that reminds me Dd - we had the loveliest rescue dog (well, a bitch actually) GSDxLab called Hodge - she'd been the companion of an elderly lady for two and a half years until the lady passed away - Hodge was the sweetest-natured thing, and for the first three months at least she was always behind me, wherever I was, at the sink, at the ir*ning board, at the cooker etc - I got used to doing a sort of shuffle backwards before turning round so that she moved and didn't trip me up!  She was lovely

What would you do?

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 11:40

What a lovely little area - what my Pa would call a Spinney.  I'd go for a hedge of hazels, a wildlife pond, some ferns, foxgloves, native English bluebells, primroses, snowdrops, native daffodils (narcissus pseudonarcissus) maybe some hellebores, ragged robin .... shall I carry on .... I could keep going for ages ....

That lot would virtually look after themselves

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 09:38

MGWF - that's me!!!  Will Ma be able to fit it on the envelope, what with all the other letters after my name

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

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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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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Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

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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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07
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