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Posted: 03/04/2015 at 19:32

Hello folks - back from lovely day with daughter - her garden is so much more forward than mine - but it's near the town centre and gets much more direct sun than here.  She has lots of birds too, including blackcaps


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 09:09

We'd always had a sort of hazy plan that should Ma be left on her own we'd combine properties and buy a country B&B with a granny annexe  and I'd look after her and run a B&B - I was looking forward to it and had done lots of research etc., but both parents  lived so long  and became too frail for me to look after both of them so they sold their house and moved into a care home.


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:32

Already done Hosta - she grew nasturtiums when she was 3 years old - when the caterpillars ate them all she said she had a Butterfly Farm  

Now she's well into her 30s and working for Mencap with LD adults and she's got her people gardening - last year I gave them some tomato plants - this year they've already asked if I've got any spare for them and are getting excited - I'm growing them some 100s and 1000s cherry tom plants this year

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Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:20

Just a bit self-obsessed Hosta - why do you think I left


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:16

Don't shorten the branches - it will ruin the shape and look like an old dish mop. 

You could lift the crown by taking off some of the lower branches completely at the trunk, but otherwise I'd leave it alone - the beauty of the weeping silver birch is in its shape

Ought for Nought.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:02

Thanks Edd, I'll have a look


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:00

Good morning all     April showers Hosta

Off to visit daughter today - it's her birthday tomorrow - her present is a new set of garden tools (spade, fork, hand fork, trowel, secateurs and gloves) and a big pile of old GW magazines   She's always enjoyed her garden but now her shift pattern has changed she gets longer to enjoy it and the old tools were getting a bit ropey.

I shall have a hot cross bun slathered in butter before I go

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Posted: 03/04/2015 at 06:55

When my ex's parents died he bought a large family plot - even tho' I left 20+ years ago (phew!) and he's re-married he says he's  keeping a space for me so he can have a wife each side of him (and he's not joking!!!)   Never going to happen - OH and my children know they can scatter me anywhere there will be hazel catkins and snowdrops in the spring


Not a happy Helleborus

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 21:16

It doesn't like being indoors - that's what is making it sad - it's tough as old boots and only happy when it's outside - plant it in the garden in a patch that's got lots of organic matter/leafmould etc in the soil and semi-shade.  It'll be happy then

Wilted seedlings! :(

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 20:24

Is that vermiculite on the top of the compost or is it the Gro-sure granules?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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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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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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