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Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:47

I've just popped out to look at my Gaillardia, planted last year - I knew it was risky as to whether it would survive the winter here in Norfolk, especially in my front garden which can be chilly - no sign of it yet

What is this?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:43

I've just taken delivery of 20 pond snails and after acclimatising them to the temperature of the pond water, they are now (slowly) exploring their new home - in exchange for which they have promised to eat up decaying vegetable matter, algae, blanket weed etc

Can't prove anything

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 12:57
Blue Dragon wrote (see)

Wow. Not sure if they're lucky really, I'm not capable of much in the way of neighbor-y-ness, but thank you : 3

All you need to do is smile   and occasionally say something like, Wow, your roses are lovely! or something like that - that's the beginning of being a good neighbour

Can't prove anything

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 12:40

You have a great attitude - your neighbours are very lucky people to have you


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 12:12

I've just seen the first red Damselfly of the season - it landed on the basket of washing as I was hanging it out in the sunshine


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:23

Pick half the gooseberries when they're large but still firm and use them for cooking, jam is ideal - that thins out the crop and the ones you leave grow large and luscious enough to be eaten raw or just gently cooked (with some thick creamy yoghurt or creme fraiche ).


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:16

Panda, you could have used Rennies!

What to plant on a long, narrow bank?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:18

Buying topsoil in bulk works out much much cheaper than in individual bags from the garden centre - google for some prices of local suppliers before you make up your mind.

I think that bare soil would wash downwards in heavy rain - that was what we found which is why we used the sleepers to support the bank and turned it into a border.

You could plant shrubs in the turf, just clearing a planting spot - but then what would you do about mowing the grass?  I know Plantpots says don't mow, but year after year of unmown grass will look very scruffy and tangled - is that what you want?


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:10
maureen60 wrote (see)

Thanks all.

Foliar feeds, do I spray onto the foliage, or into soil?

I feel the name foliar implies straight onto leaves, ..

You've got it absolutely right


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:08

Chicken pie filling is for the freezer  BM  - tonight's supper is Dover sole bought from the harbour at Southwold yesterday. 

Beware of post rammers - SIL was holding the post but hadn't positioned her hands properly when BIL rammed the rammer down with all his strength - onto the fingers of both her hands  - a trip to A&E followed and he had to do everything    for her for nearly a month!!!

Dd, glad Shadow's getting the hang of it - as with any 'youngster' constant reinforcement and consistency is the key.

Both my two made their own invitations for their weddings - so much more personal

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

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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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

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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