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Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:44

I've just pootled around in the garden for a few minutes - procrastinating - I've got paperwork to do  - and as well as the violets and snowdrops etc, I've got a sprig of Sweet Rocket with a flower on! 

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:43

My guess is condensation - perhaps some insulation in the roof might help?

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:26

What's your shed built of Chris? 


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:19

Alan, I like King Edwards or Maris Piper for roasties Alan - if I can't get them I'll go for Desirée 

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:02

Nice to know you feel at home Alan 

Large bird of prey

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 08:42

Jim - so exciting - it really does sound as if you saw a Hen Harrier - we occasionally see them in Suffolk - wonderful birds.  Yours may possibly have been moving northwards towards their breeding grounds on the grouse moors - a little early in the year for this to be happening, but it's an odd year!

Please report your sighting to the RSPB - Hen Harriers are such an endangered bird it's important that they keep track of as many as possible 


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 08:26

Oh Tracey - that's really exciting - is the weather as good where you are today as it is here (so far)?


Oh yes, you've said it is - I must learn to read 


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 08:25

Good morning all - stomping done in the daylight - I saw a lovely clump of little dark purple iris underneath a Viburnum Bodnatense - they looked gorgeous 

Can you just stop talking about cake at this time in the morning please - it's a Fast Day here!!! 

Compost question

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 20:02

And if you know anyone who keeps guinea pigs, chicken or goats get some manure to add to the compost - wonderful activator 


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 20:01

Heated seats Punkdoc - my son used to laugh at me when I had the smallholding - he said I had the ultimate Yuppie conundrum - how to drive a car with heated seats when wearing a long waxed riding coat 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

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

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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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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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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

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

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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