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Posted: 29/05/2015 at 14:08

Wonky - Sainsbugs giving away brandy!!!  Whatever next???  Did you get asked for ID again???

I told you you have to be patient with seeds!

Bob, good news about your mum - as Verdun says, peace of mind for you and for her



Posted: 29/05/2015 at 11:39

I maligned them Hosta, I've just checked - they have four and a half leaves each

Well, the rain's spattering on the window now so it's definitely hwk for the next little while - when I've drunk my coffee


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 11:17

Hosta - picking courgettes???  My plants still only have a couple of proper leaves and are hiding in the little greenhouse.  I only potted them on yesterday!!!  You lot live in tropical climes



Posted: 29/05/2015 at 11:15

Announcement from Dove HQ - lawnmowing postponed - I'd forgotten that I needed to make a tandoori marinade for supper - now I've done that and hung some washing out there's menacing black clouds heading this way and it's turning chilly.  I shall be a brave Dove and do some hwk instead


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 11:11

Liri - I remember proddy rugs - they were very common in farmworker's cottages in Suffolk when I was a child.  I've a vague idea of how to make them as I watched it being done, but I'd love to learn properly. 

I used to co-ordinate the Norfolk Open Studios, and we had a fantastic local artist and rugmaker in the event - I could go to her classes, but so much to do and so little time - where does all the stuff come from that's filling up my retirement days?

where to put slug pellets

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 10:53

This is the stuff Wonky has

it does say that it works best when moist, so possibly moisten first, then put the slate lid over


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 10:00

I'm not bragging, but we have blue sky and sunshine here - I'm going to get the mower out

What is it?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 09:54

It's one of the hardy geraniums - someone will tell you which one 

Red potatoes

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 09:53

I don't know Red Bliss - they seem to be a popular potato grown in the USA. 

Here is a list from the Potato Council of varieties available in the UK and Red Bliss isn't among them. You could have a look at their descriptions and try to find something similar - but some varieties may not be easy to get hold of as seed potatoes as many are only available to commercial growers.  

Red Pontiac might be similar - it's parentage includes a variety called Bliss Triumph



Posted: 29/05/2015 at 08:34

Wintersong - glad you're feeling better

Don't get me wrong - we love the starlings - they're beautiful and the range of noises they make is amazing - we even get special food for them too - suet pellets and blocks with mealworms in them - it's just the juveniles can't read

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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