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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:04

Me too -  the garlic patch is ear-marked for some purple sprouting broccoli that needs moving on ....

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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:02

Chuckle!  Yes, I've heard that one too 

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:30
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

Dove.......I do hope you will post The Chicken Solution on the J Knotweed post......sounds a heck of a lot better than the chemical way

Seriously, I do see your point but I guess much depends on how many Chickens you keep and on what area.  After 2 years, my Chicken garden looks quite good........loads of flowering plants which they have left more or less alone.  The biggest danger is scratching away at the roots so chicken wire for a few months seems to work.

It is the first time I've kept chickens in a confined area as French jobs used to have the run of a paddock so guarding plants as such never came into the equation. 

So, fingers crossed, it "can" be done


Absolutely agree Clari - three or four chickens given the run of a reasonably spacious garden, and kept an eye on - I've not found that to be a problem at all - they probably do more good than harm with getting wireworms and slugs etc.

But they will destroy anything green inside their run when confined there 

Nemesia Maritana hardiness?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:11

I suppose Penhow have the advantage of a 'maritime climate' with no real frosts to speak of - from what they say it's the wet and cold rather than just the cold that does them in. 

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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:48


Gorgeous fuchsia!!!

Now we know what you look like - purple face and red hat 

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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:38

I think it's amazing how you get your foundation so even - just like those scary ladies who work in the perfume department of Debenhams 

Diseased Plant

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:34

I agree with Nut.

It also looks really congested - I'd pull out other plants/weeds from underneath/amongst it and try to get some fresh air through it and then give it a feed of Fish, Blood and Bone and a good watering.

Can't do any harm and might do some good. 

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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:31

Hopefully someone will have a better suggestion than me - I know how mine works, but not sure about other people's 

Anyway, Good morning - good to see you 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:28

Good morning Verdun   Toast?  yes please - plenty of marmalade here 

Well, we fill our Premiership teams with foreign players, train them to be the best, give them loads of experience and then wonder why we've got no world-class English players - wouldn't happen if I was in charge 

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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:15

Hmmm .... you're going into My Settings, clicking on Edit under the standard picture to the left of the page, Browsing, selecting and then clicking on Save? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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