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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:41

Maybe froggy and ladybird will have a dinner party L

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:30

Proud parent syndrome - I get it all the time!!!But honestly those plants look great 

Beetle ID

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:28

Aren't they beautiful? 

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:27

Perfectly normal - mine always do it.  

Those look jolly healthy - well done 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:20

Glass of wine has been drunk here - now pretzels are being nibbled while we listen to David Attenborough talking about bats.  

A couple of years ago we were invited to the grand opening of an exhibition of the art of the South Pacific - David Attenborough was the guest of honour and at one stage we were placed very close to him.  He has the most amazingly beautiful skin.  Being so close to him was nearly as exciting as being very close indeed to a troop of Maori warriors performing a traditional Haka ... an experience that will remain with me for a very long time indeed  

Mystery climbing gernaium

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:04

There are some old varieties of pelagonium (used to be called geraniums) which grew tall and could be trained on wires up the inside brick walls of conservatories. orangeries etc - they were kept frost-free over the winter and never cut back (although trained and pruned like a climber).  A friend who was head gardener at a stately home had care of some beauties which probably dated back to Victorian times.

I'm sure there are the descendants of those old varieties in many gardens  and on many windowsills.   It sounds as if you may have one of them 

Frog hopper / cuckoo spit / good, bad or indifferent

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 20:43

Cuckoo spit and the little frog hoppers inside it really won't do any harm and neither will the shield bugs 

Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:21

Cat's aren't really that bright Nut, they're just good at convincing us they are 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:16

Supper here is jacket tatties and spare ribs  - the tatties are in the oven and OH is having a nap while they cook .


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:14

Hello folks!   I'm home and the garden's been inspected - chillies needed watering but everything appears to have survived another day of sunshine - even me

Pa had been a bit poorly - think the heat might be a bit tough on him - they've got the windows in his room wide open and that's fine, but when everyone went through to the dining room I think he felt the heat - but he looked a lot better at the end of the afternoon   Ma was fine and chatty - had I seen her mother lately? 

The auction went well - I was bidding on son's behalf and he was very pleased with the result   

I've had a read back but wasn't taking notes so if I send everyone ((hugs)),  ,  and  can you help yourselves to whichever is appropriate? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02
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