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Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:18

Lily we moved in 3 years ago last August.

Verdun - thinking of you - hope all goes well.

Have a good day Panda - It's Wednesday, downhill from here onwards

Solution needed

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:15

My ten year old son pulled mine up - he thought he was weeding

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:13

That's nice Verdun   Apparently there was an earth tremor in the UK last night - although quite a way from you


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:42

Cut the greenery back to just above the top of the carrot.  Don't cut into the carrot.

Carrots can be left to overwinter in the ground - protect from hard frost with some straw under a net. 

Storing in sand can result in tough dry carrots. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:33

Happy Birthday Lilly Pilly!!!



Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:29

Morning Chicky

I meant to say Thanks Folks!   for the salvia advice - I think a bit of protection and some cuttings is the way to go. 

YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:25
Cangrandmafixiit wrote (see)

Mike here's my bit. 

I was asked by my daughter while she was still in school ,, a decade ago "mum what is yours and dads song ??" 

Without thinking , I replied.   "Oh that was ....""The Eve of Destruction" "

((We met Friday 13th october, black friday))

So at the end of the school term we got a laugh when reading her choice essays titled " mum met dad to the eve of destruction music "  

Thing is I can't remember now if it was even a song , it just fitted in at the time 

One of the most influential records of the 60s  and sadly nothing seems to have changed much.   Remarkable how the words still fit.


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:16

Good morning all

Topbird, we found Hefty using this garden when we first moved here - daughter was sitting out one evening having a crafty fag and heard rustling and heavy breathing in the undergrowth and thought we had a prowler, then she saw the biggest hedgehog she'd ever seen - she gave him his name.    Then, as I've recounted elsewhere, storms brought down the ivy-covered fences and that winter we had to clear it all up and dig out the ivy roots - that's when OH nearly stepped on HIbernating Hefty!  We put a sturdy cardboard box with leaves and hay in it, on it's side in a quiet corner facing the fence with just a small access gap and popped him in there and he remained there for the winter.  In the spring he emerged and we started putting food out regularly.  When the builder replaced the fences he cut Hedgehog Gates in the bottom for access so that Hefty and his friends can roam through the area - they cover quite an area apparently!  Hefty usually appears on his own and then others turn up later, we've seen up to 3 together.  OH is a much lighter sleeper than me, and is frequently woken by the sound of snuffling in the garden and the dish of food being pushed around on the terrace.    I understand that Suffolk Wildlife Trust are currently conducting a survey into hedgehogs in Suffolk

Can you help identify this plant ?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 06:45

You can contact the gardens direct and tell them where you saw the plant - they should be able to help you

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 20:23

Verdun - I do hope that your niece had a really lovely birthday

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