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Can anyone identify these two varieties?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:15

Snap! Welshonion

Can anyone identify these two varieties?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:14

The first is a medlar

and the second one looks like a quince

one of my favourite fruits

Lucky lucky you



Posted: Yesterday at 17:07

I was DEFINITELY talking about Pat Archer!!!   and yes, that flippin' Rob needs shooting too Topbird - you pin him down, I'll do the deed!

We're back from a lovely lunch sitting in the sun by the river, watching cows on the grazing marshes and boats on the Broads - super super lunch in fab location - highly recommended for anyone wanting a trip out into Norfolk for a meal. 

Great to see friend too - don't see her very often as she's a busy journo in the big smoke, but her cat died and she needed a nice weekend to cheer her up. 

If you like cats and you don't mind weeping a bit, you can read about her cats here

Now I'm flollopped on the sofa with a mug of coffee

Mock Orange

Posted: Yesterday at 16:51

Snap Verdun

Mock Orange

Posted: Yesterday at 16:51

It's nothing to do with the hedge - it's the pruning.  Mock Orange (Philadelphus) flowers on wood formed the previous year and every year you've been cutting it off!

Leave it this year and don't prune until after it's flowered.  This article explains how (scroll down a bit and you'll find it).

Hope that helps


Posted: Yesterday at 11:14

Oh!  Hello KEF!    Welcome back

Listening to the Archers .... I know Pat's gone through a lot, but does anyone else feel like giving her a shake???  Or am I a heartless beast

Strictly is back!

Posted: Yesterday at 10:06

And the hair cut was a huge improvement   I'm quite a fan of long hair on a chap if it's good hair eg Neil Oliver, but that lad's hair was in such poor condition it reminded me of Phil on Timeteam (mind you, it suits Phil, but not for a youngster).


Posted: Yesterday at 09:59

No, grass is still a bit damp and front lawn looks a bit chewed, but it's better than it was and I've done the edges as well to stop the rampaging couch grass invading the bed. 

It had to be done this morning or not at all 'cos Verdun says it's going to rain tomorrow!

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:54

"Sitting back and looking at them" is for planning the next bit - best done with a glass of vino collapso in your hand

Ducks on my pond

Posted: Yesterday at 09:09

If they only visit occasionally you might find that come springtime a female might choose your pond area for her nest and nursery pool - they like somewhere secluded away from the randy drakes

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