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Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:25

A friend always used to go to Chelsea on the last day and take a shopping trolley which she left in a luggage locker somewhere (station???). She would buy ex display plants at the end of the day and bring them back to Norfolk on the tube and the train - they got bashed about but most survived.  She had an amazing garden.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:23

Good morning all

I cried too, and I remembered what happened from the last time  He cried real tears didn't he!!! 

I like the way it's been directed enormously - no lingering mawkish sentiment - we hardly see either the rumpy pumpy or the tragedy, it's all implied, but it's so powerful - I think the more so because it's in our heads not in front of our eyes!!!

We had frost in the front garden when we woke this morning, but not in the back so hopefully the fruit will be ok.  The espalier pear has blossom on for the first time this year - I'm not going to let it fruit as it's still just a baby (well maybe just the one ) .

I've been trying to work out ways to screen off the 'utility' part of this garden - not easy in an area of 12 x 12 metres - decisions must be made soon as I've reached a bit of a block about planting schemes - OH is at home today so I'm hoping he can help me to focus ...

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 22:22

Soft rush has a dark brownish flower a few inches down from the tip (see pics on my link).  If it's forming grass-type flowers then it is probably grass - it's early but we've had a warm dry spell - if it doesn't look like grass flowering take a pic and post it for us gto have a look at


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:30

Fidget, how dare the police tell you off for dialling 999 - the girl had stolen his cash and was probably still legging it - around here that means a crime is in progress and as such you dial 999 - honestly

Friends got married last year - didn't tell anyone about the wedding, but said they were going to take nephew and niece (10 and 12) to the zoo and then arranged to meet up with family for a meal afterwards. 

The nephew and niece were the only guests, the Registry Office provided witnesses and the restaurant had been primed and produced the wedding cake for pud.  Brilliant


identification please from leaves?

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:22

Watch out Marion - they can take over!!! 


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:20


best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:12

If it doesn't eat the rat the cat should be fine.

Just keep an eye on it for a couple of days and if it does seem poorly phone the vet and ask for advice (they'll want to know the brand of rat poison if possible). 

But honestly, I'm 99.9% certain the cat should be fine - try not to worry

identification please from leaves?

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:07

They remind me a bit of Chinese Lantern seedlings (Physalis alkekengi)  - did you have any growing there last year?

Odd Bod Bird

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 19:46
Jim Macd wrote (see)

I 'adopted' two feral pigeon brothers ....

I'm glad my daughter's not the only soft-hearted one


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 18:59

Fantastic cake Yvie

We're home from helping Ma to celebrate her birthday - she was quite jolly  but a bit confused, didn't know why her husband wasn't there for her birthday, but said it didin't matter, she expected he was busy - perhaps he hadn't got her letter telling him she'd moved!!!   But as I said, she was jolly, everyone was making a fuss of her, presents and cards from The Lovely Home as well as family, glasses of sherry all round and a special birthday cake in the afternoon.

We've had our supper and were joined by a friend on the terrace


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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

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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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

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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