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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:07

I once saw a hoopoe in Suffolk - blown over from the continent on strong winds in late March - they do turn up in the southern UK but they're really a bird of southern France, Spain and areas bordering the Med.

They have a very distinctive flight, more like a butterfly than a bird


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:15

Started raining here too

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:11

A friend on a cookery forum has this suddenly appeared in a plant pot used for tomatoes last year.  It is 4-6 inches across and she says it 'has no height to it'. 

My best thought is that it's a bit like radicchio but she can't think where it's come from.  She grew some mixed salad leaves a few years ago, but not in that pot.

 Anyone got any better ideas?


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 06:57

It's ok KEF - Edd has explained himself on the Hello Forker's thread - I think he sometimes has the typist's equavelent of 'Foot in Mouth' syndrome  


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 06:54

Good morning all

Thank you Edd - I understand and appreciate your kind thoughts - along with everyone else here, you've all been very kind

Great news Matty - onwards and upwards

BL, take it easy and get well soon

Everyone else with aches, pains, sprains, lurgies or sadness - have a load of ((hugs))

It's so lovely to see the hedgebanks full of primroses as I drive through the countryside at the moment.  Hope you see lots of them Pdoc - are you doing North Norfolk or Minsmere or one of the smaller reserves?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 06:43
Edd wrote (see)

I hate this thread and try to avoid it.


Obviously must try harder Edd

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:31

Thank you all ((hugs))

Ma took the news quite well, a few tears and appropriate words, then a look of confusion and she said, "I've never heard that he had a wife?" ... we talked it through again and we found a lovely photograph of them together a few years ago; it was on her bookshelf so we moved it to her dressing table where she could see it and it seemed that she was joining the right dots ... but the carer said that after we'd gone she asked to go and sit with him as usual, so she took her into his room and she could see that he wasn't there, and they sat and talked it through again - she said Ma was fine. It seems that she feels that she's lost a friend rather than a husband of 68 years ... it may be better that way.

who? what?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:59



Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:48

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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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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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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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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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