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Posted: 01/05/2015 at 14:02

Fingers very crossed Matty

Phew!  The nice man at Npower says he will put my Direct Debit back to the old figure and send me a new bill ... and breathe

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:57

The logical solution to insufficient customer care staff to service the queries, is to improve the quality of goods supplied  - there will then be fewer complaints/queries, and the customer care staff will be adequate.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:46

Ask the jays that plant them in my shady bank

Apparently you push them into soft soil with your beak, then forget where you've put them ........ in a few years time you have a forest ......... Simples


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:44
punkdoc wrote (see)

Is it just me, or does anyone else hate mowing the lawn.

Just spent 2.5 hours of my life following the lawn mower round, looking at all the other jobs that needed doing and that I would much rather do.

But that gave you the chance to notice all those other jobs that need doing, admire your beds and borders, and feel virtuous and consequently deserving of a reward



Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:18
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
It's the kind that we had over the garage at gate house, Rubens it'smy nostalgia garden x

Ah yes, Clematis Montana Rubens - I've got one here as well, in the corner behind the biggest ash tree.  No, leave the old flowers, they have a faded charm of their own and you'll get attractive seedheads - you might even find some babies growing next year

I've just had an electricity bill putting our monthly payment up from £91 per month to £362 per month   Pick me up off the floor someone!!!

Thankfully I've just checked the meter and they've got the reading totally wrong - it's thousands of kilowatts out!  I'm waiting for them to ring me back ...

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:57

A star gardener in the making

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:31

It's actually amazing how much a 6 year old can do in the garden as long as it's made enjoyable


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:29

I leave them 'cos lots of them have pretty fluffy feathery seedheads.

I can't remember what varieties you've got - some need cutting back after flowering, especially in their first year.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:12

I've seen it suggested that it's best to buy wisteria while it's in flower - you then know that it's reached maturity and you won't have to wait years and years for blossoms.

help n

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:00
Edd wrote (see)

Ok Dove. Thanks.

Does that alos mean I was wrong about you being ancient?


All age is relative Edd

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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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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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37
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