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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.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 09:50

  Haven't planted it yet - it's going up on a bank and OH rather wants to supervise when I do it in case I tumble down onto the terrace - and whenever he's been around I've been getting on with something else - I shall try to bump it up near the top of my To Do List 

Aphids and rose bush

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:40

With the comparative size of my fingers and the aphids, I think their death is inevitable 

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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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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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