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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 08:14

Verdun, if you've finished with the sunshine down there it would be lovely if you could shove it up this way please

KEF and everyone/anyone I've missed

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:49

Sorry   I missed this - you'll have to have two days of birthday celebration, like the queen  - Happy Birthday!!!


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:39

Oh, hello Wintersong - didn't see you there


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:39

Good morning Dd   have a nice dogwalk - we have sunshine here but there's some ominous low cloud in the west

Welcome to Hours Go By   I shall probably call you Hours if that's ok with you - please feel free to call me Dove

Mice in the compost bin

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:35

Mouse droppings are really quite small - are you sure they're not rats?

If they're mice I wouldn't worry at all - the compost is fine to use (although as always you should use gloves when handling compost). 

Compost should be turned/stirred/aerated regularly and kept moist - that should make it much less attractive to mice.

Hope that helps.

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 21:00

Ah Fidget, you beat me to it - serve me right for answering the phone before hitting submit

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:59

It's one of my favourite plants that I learned to enjoy way back in my childhood - the Butterbur aka Petasites

Strange bitter white root

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:52

Chicory root?


slug clear

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:48

The RHS says "A liquid formulation of metaldehyde (Slug Clear) is available for watering on to ornamental plants and soil, it should not be applied to edible plants. "

I would plant another 6 rows of potatoes elsewhere and then contact the manufacturers to find out how long to wait before using that area of your allotment for edible crops.

What a shame


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:28
The Gardeners Boy wrote (see)

Changing the subject, I'm looking for a tall Echinacea, my mom use to have some that grew to about 5-6 feet and purple flower always covered in butterfly's during the summer.

I've looked everywear for it but cant find any that tall, with all this expert  knowledge on here I just know someone will know it   and where I can purchase would be great. 

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'? They describe it as being a bit shorter than you say, but I've seen it top 5 ft.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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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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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

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
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