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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:27

Our chiminea is a cast iron one and OH has just said that even when he's just burning paper it really pumps out the heat 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:23

KEF - you have email 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:19

We've got a chiminea but so far we've not used it to keep warm - OH uses it for burning old confidential paperwork - next time we get a pleasant evening we'll light it properly and put some firewood on it and try it out for you.

However we have friends who have lots of space and they have a big cast iron firebowl, and that is fantastic to sit around in the evening with a glass of something or three 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:09

Clari - if I was going to keep chickens in the garden I'd keep some Light Sussex bantams - pretty birds, lovely calm temperaments, good layers and eggs nearly as large as large breed hens.  You can keep more of them in a small space 'cos they're bantams - aren't they gorgeous?

there are other colours of Sussex bantams too, if you want a mixed bunch - speckled and buff and Coronation and Columbian etc etc


What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:04


What's eaten my brocollii, cabbage and cauli

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:02

Sorry, if they're small plants and are already flowering then that's the end of them.  

Tomato plants ordered haven't arrived

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 15:56

You need to email 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 15:53

I have no ambition to garden in the rain - I stayed indoors and cooked, did Aged Ps' paperwork, dealt with some phone calls and knitted (or should that be knat )

Afraid I didn't bake anything - made a huge big pot of chilli - some for tomorrow's supper and some to freeze.  I'd forgotten to take any butter out of the fridge and it was too hard to cream 

I'll bake cakes on Saturday ............. promise 

I did do some 'sort of' gardening - I've put some watercress stems in jamjars of water to root 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:40

Some basic information here 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 11:01
Magical Meerkat wrote (see)

Dove, were your grubs little green caterpillars all wrapped up in the tips of the leaves? I have these in my rosemary, blueberries and pea shoots. I've nipped them off and the plants seem much better for it. Never had a problem before I moved here, but I think it's a tiny moth, not the dreaded Rosemary Beetle.

Yes, those sound like the ones I had on the rosemary.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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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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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

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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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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