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Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:45

Blue-ish skies here now - fingers crossed it's going to stay fine for my trip - I'll try to get the sunshine to spread southwestwards for you Verdun

new job

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:09

Dannyboy - brilliant news!  And what a creative idea - best of luck for the future


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:06

DD - take photos along the way - sometimes we're so involved with our gardens we just don't notice the improvement - but some photos of the changes and progression will boost your confidence no end ((hugs))

Just testing

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:52

Hi Daryl

Every so often I find that I'm logged out - not only from this site but also from other sites I'm usually logged into.  I think that's something to do with my security software.  It just happens every now and then and I just log back in again.

If you haven't got smilies etc have a look in your Settings (under your name in the top right corner when you're logged in).  You need to have Advanced Edit enabled in order for the smilies and other edit functions to be available.

There is a blip on the forum at the moment re Avatars - this is being looked at by the technical team.

Hope that helps

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:43

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Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:37

Good morning all  

BitKnit - I'm a knitter too, and OH and I are painters (amongst other things)  I did my degrees at Norwich, OH did his BA at Norwich and his MA at Chelsea - several of our friends got seduced by animation along the way !  Enjoy your time as a student

Well folks, I'm off to meet a friend at Cambs University Botanic Gardens today - I'll take my camera for any autumn colour that's still about - that's if it's not bucketing down from the heavens!   As this is a friend from the  Food forum that I'm also on, if the weather is awful we can concentrate on the cakes!

Tips on starting a balcony compost bin?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:47

I think in your situation I'd have a look at wormeries.  They're more for composting household waste rather than quantities of garden prunings and lawnmowings, which I presume is the situation you find yourself in.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 19:10

Welcome BitterKnitter

BitterKnitter wrote (see)

I'll be sure to enjoy the insanity

You might not even notice it

What are you a student of?  (I'm a bit nosey sorry)

BitterKnitter wrote (see)

I'll be sure to enjoy the insanity


Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

I was hoping we could meet, Dove. Didn't I wonder about a TWIGS garden visit? ...

So you did - don't say my memory's starting to go   HEEEEEEEEEEELP!!!

I've got a treat tomorrow folks .... some of you may remember a foodie friend of mine from Cornwall joined us when we went on the Snowdrop Walk at Anglesea Abbey - anyway, she's ventured up country and out of Cornwall again, and she and I are meeting for lunch at Cambridge Uni Bot. Gardens   I wonder if there'll be any autumn colour left - I think that some of the trees could still be looking good


Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 18:00

She was definitely drifting over you during the wonderful summer, and abseiling down cliffs above clear turquoise water!

Batten down your hatches Verdun!

Stay safe! 

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 17:49

Hemlock (Conium Maculatum) and Giant Hogweed  (Heracleum mantegazzianum) are two very different plants.

Hemlock is a British native plant.  Giant Hogweed is an invasive introduced species.  It is now illegal to plant it or sow its seeds in the wild. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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