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Posted: 21/01/2015 at 16:56

I've had a lovely hour on the sofa reading my latest RHS magazine - Lots of East Anglian interest - Alan Gray of East Ruston Old Vicarage is now a regular columnist, and Adrian Bloom has a big feature on winter planting - some wonderful photos, and a feature on winter heathers. Verdun, if you haven't got a copy you'll have to get one somehow!

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 15:45

I haven't seen a Song thrush here, but I did hear one singing on a couple of evenings last summer.  We see them at MIL's in South Lincs - she lives opposite a country churchyard with an old stone wall, and the thrushes use it as an anvil. 

Algae removal

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 14:04

Protect your plants (and yourself) from the bleach -


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 12:58

No idea where you are Perki - a friend in the Derbyshire Peaks is having heavy snow at the moment.  I'm in Norfolk and we have wet soggy sleet.

Make a snow candle like this  we used to make these in the garden when the children were young, and put candles in them as the sun went down - they look magical

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:30

A good day for birds in my garden so far

A wren hopping about among the Swiss chard in a raised bed

A jay tucking into the hard lamb fat from the weekend joint that I chopped and put out this morning

Several collared doves, a couple of pairs of blackbirds, two robins, lots of goldfinches and a bluetit.

And the big wood pigeon that OH calls Peabrain, tucking into my overwintering peas!!!   A deterrent sparkly garden windmill has been moved to that raised bed!



Janurary Plants; Which are the easiest?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:23

It depends on what you want and where you want to plant them Alan.

Have a look here  There's a really good search facility down the left hand side.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:20
Verdun wrote (see)

Knew a local guy who supplied "organic" veg.   However, he used artificial fertilisers, slug pellets and the like.  Who checks ?  Who really knows? ....


Totally illegal - organic producers have to be registered and inspected.  It shouldn't be ignored - someone should have reported him to Trading Standards and/or the Soil Association.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:10

Thinking of you Lyn ((hugs))

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:17

Four cups/two mugs ... should suit us Nut

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