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Plumb Tree

Posted: Today at 12:29

Rake up any fallen leaves and clear an area of grass/weeds/plants around the base of the trunk. 

Over the winter enjoy watching flocks of long-tailed tits searching amongs its branches for insects; and in late February give it a dose of of Fish, Blood and Bone (as per pack directions). 

Over the winter have a read of this http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095527122 and you'll be all ready for the spring.

Enjoy your plums

Forum

Posted: Today at 10:41

There are groups of us that meet up for garden visits; these are always publicised on the open forum and all are welcome. 

Some of us have made some very good 'real' friends through these visits

It would be very sad if these outings were seen as 'cliques'. 

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: Today at 10:35

What do spiders do for fun at Hallowe'en?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surf the web

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: Today at 08:46

What do zombies like for dinner?

 

 

Goulash!

 

 

I'll get my coat

Forest School

Posted: Today at 08:42

We have Forest Schools in Norfolk - lots of info here plus links to the national association http://www.schools.norfolk.gov.uk/Teaching-and-learning/Environmental-and-outdoor-learning/Forest-school/index.htm

What to plant under a tree?

Posted: Today at 08:35

To be honest, I'd remove the sycamore and replace it with a tree that is more attractive and creates a less dense shade.  Sycamores do grow absolutely huge, the shade underneath is dense, they invariably get a sooty mildew on the leaves so they don't even look attractive and they're not particularly good for wildlife. And then of course there's the problem of the seeds all taking root around the garden ...

While they're perfectly good rural hedgerow trees in my experience they're not really suitable for a garden - I'd take it down while it's still manageable - it'll cost big money to do it when it's bigger, and that will be in just a few years' time.

Sorry, I'm a big fan of most trees in most gardens, but if that was mine Ithat's what I'd do.

mini lemon cypresses

Posted: Today at 07:50

Hi herbgarden

I've never grown these, but as there've been no replies to your query so far I had a google, which lead to this blog http://www.chigiy.com/the_gardeners_anonymous_b/2011/03/how.html - the writer is in California rather than the UK, but the information she gives is interesting and should give you a starting point at least.

Good luck

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 07:27

A good car boot should have a smooth 'catch' so that you can slide bags of compost and manure in and out without them catching and tearing

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: Today at 07:13

Think Verdun's been busy getting ready for this evening

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63017.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 06:59

Morning Clari

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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