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Posted: 07/02/2015 at 16:16

Always lovely to receive flowers - makes you feel so special  

I hope someone makes those Italian rugby players feel special this evening; they're having a horrid afternoon     I've not been watching as I've been in the kitchen cooking, so I've no idea why Ireland are doing so well, apart from the fact that they're twice the size of the Italians but I've been hearing the score increase - they are doing very well!



Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:45

House now as clean and tidy as possible in current circumstances.  Now I remember why I like upright rather than Henry-type vacs - lower back aching like wotsit!!!   Shall sit down with a coffee for ten minutes before starting to make a moussaka - anyone want a coffee?

something eating my broccoli

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:28

Unanimous pigeons - they're doing it together!

something eating my broccoli

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:10

Definitely pigeons

paper whites

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:14

I'm doubtful as the bulbs won't have had their usual summertime rest - but the 'Queen' of forcing bulbs is Sarah Raven - you could try emailing her to see if it's possible for her to provide bulbs that can be planted ready to flower in September

Good luck  have a wonderful wedding and a happy life


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:07

Morning Panda - coloured my own claws yesterday - but they're not going to survive this h**sew*rk - I'll probably have to do them again

England rugby

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:04

Living fence

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 10:19

I think they look great - even better in winter than in the summer in my opinion as the architecture of the structure is clearer - I love them - just  can't have  one here as the soil is much too free-draining for willow - but on my regular journey to see my Aged Ps seeing the fedge is a much enjoyed highlight of the trip

Allotment Hedging

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 10:09

I'd go for a mixed native hedge - hawthorn, hazel, elder, spindle and crabapple. 

I would keep the hawthorn topped at around the 5' height, coppice the hazel every 3-4  years (providing yourself with pea sticks and beanpoles) and allow the spindle, elder and crab apple to grow a bit taller so that they flower and fruit and attract pollinating insects.  You can cut them back individually when they get too tall, always leaving some to flower each year. 

England rugby

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 09:18

Didn't watch the game but glad England won - saying that Leigh Halfpenny's family and mine are friends of my Welsh rellies, so we cheer for Wales too

Never heard of John Loads - Fred Loads was a great gardener and regular on GQT - a relation maybe?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 09:32


Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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