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Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:42

 Help yourself Chicky   Lesley too ..........plenty for everyone ............

Coffee's on it's way ........



Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:35

Winter - here you are

 Brain food

Good morning Chicky

vigorously growing pear tree not fruiting

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:31

Most pears need another pear tree from the right group in order to be properly pollinated - some (e.g. Conference and Concorde) are at least partially self-fertile and will produce a reasonable crop without a pollination partner (but an even better one with).

Your difficulty in providing a pollination partner will be knowing the variety of the pear tree you have in order to select a partner from the right group. 

Info here

Remember that pears will not ripen to the eating stage on the tree - they need picking before that stage and storing - explanation here

Hope that helps

Magpies attacking blackbird and nest

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:15

Very intelligent birds, the corvids

Next weeks forecast

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:13

At the moment a heatwave here would be  anything over 20C for more than an hour or so

Do ALL tall(ish) plants need supporting?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:10

My delphiniums are only about 12" tall Verdun shouldn't need staking yet every cloud has a silver lining


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 05:53

Good morning all   Wintersong!  Are you still awake?

Hope everyone and their gardens are surviving this wind ... we've got a large 'seaside windmill' on the top of our runner bean teepee   it's whizzing around like crazy!

Bird ID

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:56

Wonky's right.  Definitely an adult starling Baza, in breeding plumage.  Have a look at this link

The youngsters are just a plain dull brown.

Bramley Apple Tree

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:26

Hang a bird feeder in the tree to attract blue tits and great tits etc - they'll get the aphids and any other bugs and critters in the tree for you


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:16

He'd have probably had to do her breakfast - she's not as mobile as she was - nowadays she goes to feed the family ponies and donkeys and visit the bees on her mobility scooter - but she'd have told him where everything was and supervised and chatted to him about her chickens and the family in Tasmania while he cooked it

Just checked - he's 20mins away at the most - and he'd have been on The Gower proper

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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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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