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Dark pond water

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:51

Not necessarily - I never saw to the bottom of any of the ponds on the farm - I thought they were really really deep (and Ma encouraged that thinking) but really they were probably just a couple of feet at the most.  They were a dark greeny brown.  Think of any village pond you've seen.  

We can see the bottom of ours at the moment, but the time will come when the water 'thickens up'.    Somewhere Nutcutlet posted some pics of her ponds - really healthy and full of wildlife but you can't see the bottom. 

Rust on mallow

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:40

I've not sprayed anything in this garden, other than weeds in the drive.  

Beastie artwork

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:39

If it is he's had a very big meal for one so small 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:38

Think I've confused some people - auction very early tomorrow - gardening today - but first I've been striking up a relationship with some nice people at Virgin - internet disappeared TWICE!!!  Nice young man says he doesn't think it will disappear again today ..................... It had better not!!! 

Fb - from time to time Pa manages to remove his catheter - think when he's drowsy he gets the 'wiring' confused with his 'Emergency' button 

Have a lovely day tomorrow 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:58
chicky wrote (see)

Don't you worry you might sneeze - and accidentally buy something.  ....


That really doesn't happen - the auctioneer will always check that a bid is intentional - it's fascinating for people watchers like me, as well as seeing the gorgeous items.   I was sitting next to the man who bought this a few weeks ago 

If I see another I'll get it for you Fg, your bank card number is ...............??? 

Rust on mallow

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:50

The mild wet winter we've just had was perfect for Hollyhock rust   

Info here 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:45

What do you want - we'll be looking at Chinese porcelain, silk, woodblock prints, jade ........... all sorts of really useful stuff 

Sad rhubarb

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:43

  We need pics and more information


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:40

Good morning Fg 

Talkback: Tree peonies

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:39

A gorgeous thing.  Fascinating name.  I know another Tipsy Imperial Concubine - - sadly I don't really have the right conditions to grow either. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

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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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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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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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

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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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

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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