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Posted: 23/07/2015 at 06:33

Good morning Hosta and any/everyone else

It's a lovely morning out there - wall to wall blue sky and sunshine - the hedgehogs have emptied their dishes - the robins didn't appear at all yesterday - I hope they come back today - I've got them some more mealworms ... 


Moving house with many many potted plants, bushes etc

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 06:27

If you're employing a removal firm, they'll move the pots for you too .

Good luck

Plant identification

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:15

Yes, Ceropegia woodii - I know it as Hearts Entangled - I had one for years and years - I gave it to Wonky when I moved house and no longer had anywhere high enough for it to trail from.  It was about 8 ft long.

You can plant those tubers to make new plants.

Sage gone wild

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:47

I  cut mine back to about 8" in the spring, it soon regrows and at the moment is occupying an area of about a 3ft x 3ft.

people moving into an area and paving over the front garden

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:43

Some of the rooms aren't very big either

Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:36
Lw1970 wrote (see)
Ok I'm wrong! The BBC should crack on filling kiddie gardens with poisonous plants and hope no child is unfortunate enough to have parents who aren't aware the plants are poisonous or are too incompetent to tell their kids not to eat them.........................

or leave the washing liquid capsules and bleach in the cupboard under the sink, the brandy in an unlocked sideboard, the bowl of jelly cubes dissolving in boiling water close to the edge of the worktop ............

As jo47 says, it's about parenting and common sense.

What nutrients do leafs add to the soil - mulching

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:13

Sounds very good to me


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:10

BL - it's lovely that Lena is going to have an interesting life with her new rider - as you've said, she's too young to 'retire' - but of course you and her 'friends' are going to miss her ((hugs))

What nutrients do leafs add to the soil - mulching

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:54
Fairygirl wrote (see)

It's all a learning curve Chris 

The other option with the leaves is to put them in black bin bags. Wet them first and poke a few holes in the bags. Leave them in  a corner and they'll rot down over winter for using next spring.

That's what we do, and any that haven't rotted down by spring go into the compost heap.

But don't forget to leave some piles of dry dead leaves in quiet corners for the hedgehogs to build their hibernaculums with - gardens shouldn't be too tidy

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

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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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


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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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

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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