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Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:26

Think we're all agreed on that

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:25

Hi Ice

I keep popping back over the border to meet up with Wonky Womble so I keep my passport renewed 

Have to keep my head down here regarding the old Association Football


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:18

Lunch break here too - some of the minestrone I made on Sunday  

The Tardis is a bit fuller now ... I need some more hooks for the tools.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:40

MamaLion - we all know that your cat '... doesn't mean any harm if he damages/soils things ...' It's a cat.

It's not the cats who are at fault, and it's not the good owners who do everything they can to keep their cats at home and safe, it's the owners who know their cats are damaging other people's property, and they just don't care

Primrose leaves

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:27

Primulas tend to grow more leaves after flowering and get quite congested.  Now is a good time to divide the plants and make more.  Here's a video to show you how


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:06

Think it needs another coat of paint


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:04

The Tardis has landed!!!

 Now we can start sorting out the 'utility area'

The delivery men carried it into the back garden and put it on the paving slabs for me, despite it being 'policy to deliver to the kerbside only', and the two of them having 'six heart stents between them'!   

Creating a hedge - advise required

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:25

We get more queries about problems with Leylandii on this board than almost anything else except cats.

If you want a formal hedge I'd go for either holly which is good for security and for wildlife, or a beech or hornbeam hedge which, when clipped will retain it's autumn leaves all winter.

Otherwise I'd go for a mixed hedge of English natives, e.g. holly, hawthorn, hazel, elder, spindle etc - you could then have honeysuckle and wild rose weaving through it.  Wonderful for wildlife and a really attractive hedge.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:16

Oooh Yvie, enjoy Padstow - we had a lovely lunch at Rick Stein's café there (you don't have to book for the café, whereas the restaurant is booked up weeks ahead)


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:14

Just had to order another kilo of live mealworms - does the Chancellor have any idea how much it costs to feed a family of robins ?!  He'll have to put the pension up!!!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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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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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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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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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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