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Posted: 20/12/2014 at 15:51

I remembered to get a couple of boxes this morning Verdun - I'll lob one over

Pruning an apple tree

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 13:12

Afraid there's not a preview option, but you can edit your post as long as no one has posted following you.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 13:10

Well I never!!!   I've just popped down the road to Waitrose and found myself shopping along side Gardening Royalty - Bob Flowerdew and family - (they only live a few miles away) - not sure who was following whom but wherever I was in the store there they were and then we ended up queueing at neighbouring checkouts!   Hope they all have a Merry Christmas!  

By the way, they didn't seem to be buying any fresh veg - they must have plenty of their own.

Pruning an apple tree

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 12:55

Yes, I would remove the branch where you've put the green line. 

Have a look here at Fig. 1 which shows the best way to remove a branch without leaving a big wound.

Shed treatment query

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 10:12

Another vote here for Cuprinol Garden Shades - our builder was very impressed with its coverage too.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 10:10

Morning Panda and the other later risers

I meant to say, on the way back from Gt Yarmouth yesterday we passed huge flocks of pink footed geese newly arived from Iceland to spend the winter on the grazing marshes here, and then this morning a skein flew over here - honking noisily.  Love them

If Barbara Harrison pops in anywhere can someone tell her to check her PMs re beans

Finding a plant

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 08:23



Posted: 20/12/2014 at 07:36

That sounds like a lovely day Lyn - enjoy


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 06:40

Good morning folks

Still a bit windy here and cooler than recent nights, but still not bad at 4.9C

Hope all slept/are sleeping well.  We have an extra early start this morning as OH opens up the shop on Saturdays.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 06:32

Hi Jocelyn

As far as I am aware unless a dog (or human) eats large amounts of comfrey there shouldn't be a problem.  I've certainly known dogs living on farms and in gardens where comfrey grew in large amounts and haven't known of any incidents of them being unwell. 

Unless you have a dog with very odd behaviours I wouldn't be concerned about growing comfrey - some young labrador-types will eat anything and everything, but if you had one of those you'd be keeping any eye on it when it was in the garden or you wouldn't have a garden left!

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