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Hazels looking for a home

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:36

I have two lovely healthy and well-grown native hazel bushes in pots surplus to requirements - Nutcutlet very kindly gave me three, but due to a re-jig of  garden plans and more room needed for vegetables, I can only plant one.

She said that in the first instance I should try to find them a good home - if no one wants them I'll take them back to her.

I'm willing to meet up with gardeners in Norfolk or North Suffolk who would like to give them a happy home. 

Anyone interested?

Aquilegia photo album

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:30

cut or leave ?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:29

Bumping again - anyone grow asparagus?

what pond plants are these

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:17

Definitely doesn't look like the Hornwort I bought for my pond. 


If you're plants are British Native you can probably identify them here 

'Treated' beans and peas?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:03

What else does the pack say?  Have they been treated with a fungicide in which case 'Yuk' - sorry, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

However, there is stuff available to use when sowing bean seeds which is an organic booster to improve their growth - I don't know of seeds that are sold coated with this, but I suppose that might be the case.

Surely the pack explains more?


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:53

Good morning Verdun  

We felt that Alan Bloom's garden was in need of some tlc - some areas were ghosts of what they had been - a few plants were  tired and we would have replaced them by now - there were also some gaps where there had been losses.  It felt as if there was no hand on the rudder.  

However, Adrian's Foggy Bottom was a real contrast - lush even this early in the season, and the use of perennials and shrubs amongst the mature conifers was great.  There was a really inspirational sense of design about the planting 

Can,t reply to a message

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:42

There's a blip with the mechanics of the forum at the moment - if you go into your forum settings and change from Advanced Edit to Basic Edit you'll be able to reply to messages.

The problem with that is that you'll lose the ability to use smileys or attach pictures so to do that you have to change back to advanced edit - a bit of a faff but one of those things at the moment. 

Fruit tree ID...

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:39

I also know them as cherry-plums 


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:31

Just a thought - can you phone your surgery and ask the Practice Nurse for advice - tell her how much pain you're in.  

Baby frogs

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:29

Tadpoles develop at different rates, according to conditions - some even over-winter as tadpoles and meta-morphose the following spring.  

We have some tiny ones, about an inch long, in our garden - think they were tadpoles in our neighbour's pond last year. 

Yours look very happy 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Did you participate? 
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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

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Planning planting combinations

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