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Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:10

Exactly Fidget - whilst I'd have a purple fit if teenagers or naive adults did what I did yesterday, I'm a grown up (and have had Keeping Safe training for social workers etc). 

And everything that happened yesterday happened in public places 

Wild Garlic

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 10:21

Alan, we had a load of Spam advertising posts this morning and they took up the top of the page, so by putting a post on here, even if it says nothing relevant, it 'bumps' the real threads back to the top of the web page so visitors to the site can see them rather than posts about rubbish kitchen installations 

'Bump' and 'Ping' are two words that people use when pushing proper posts back to the top - is that clear - I know what I mean 

Wood based cat litter

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:50

I would never use carnivore poo (or even the litter) in compost - carnivore poo contains a high level of pathogens and bacteria, most notably toxoplasmosis which can cause severe damage to the foetus in pregnancy - I have worked with children affected in this way.

Although I am well past the age where this would affect me personally, and I do try not to get too het up about neighbours' cats in my garden, I would never intentionally add this sort of dangerous contaminant to my compost. 

Need tall plants for patio

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:42

We have a 6+ft trellis 'fence' alongside our patio to screen it from the side - we are growing a grapevine on it - we don't mind that it's deciduous as we don't sit outside a great deal in the winter (not this winter anyway!) and if we do the trellis provides enough privacy, the neighbours aren't outside in the winter.  

Don't know whether you've got planting space for a vine, but if you use a large container two or three Clematis alpina would cover that area quite quickly and look very attractive.

japanese style but new to it all help please

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:35

Oh, we seem to have three threads on this 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:31
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I look forward to more trips.

Me too   

So Sod's Law operated re your admission Nut, as well as my waterproof coat 

japanese style but new to it all help please

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:19

Going off at a bit of a tangent, but I'm currently reading this book

and apart from being a really engaging novel, it's giving me real insight into the theory involved in creating an authentic Japanese garden. 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:14

Ashleigh - if you're here then you've got gardening friends ((hugs)) 


I like Katherine Hodgkin, but like most Katherines (I have one) she is particularly idiosyncratic, only appearing at her best in very particular settings - try her in a stone trough with a light grey gravel dressing - she will look spectacular - that is one of my gardening ambitions. 

She did not appear at her best at Anglesey yesterday 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:05

Good morning all and Happy Birthday Gg 

Having a slightly lazy morning - no stomping done yet  but lots of housew**k to be done later so energy will be expended. 


Posted: 09/02/2014 at 21:39

I've discovered that my weekends have just stretched and stretched ever since Nov 5th  - they seem never-ending 



........................................................................I'll get my coat 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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