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Posted: 15/01/2015 at 12:53

Doesn't seem to stop some people from wearing a kilt - I'm sure that some people just treat it as fancy dress!

However, OH has Scottish forefathers on his mother's side - think it would be a good investment for him to get himself kitted out with a kilt, jacket etc rather than keep buying/hiring suitable suits for weddings etc.   I think he'd look really good in a kilt

I wonder if Lidl are selling the right tartan

Native alternative?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 12:07

Nice link obelixx - I wonder if the molinia I saw is the shorter form that they have, as it's certainly not as tall as the other one pictured!

Native alternative?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 11:38

Have a look at the Purple Moor Grass, Molinia caerulea - it has lovely purplish seedheads - there's also a variegated form. 

If you're soil's slightly acid and on the damp side it would be great.


Can you help save my orange tree?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 11:07

Scale will put the plant under stress so it is less able to cope with other things.  They should be selling plants in an optimum condition to cope with changing to a new environment.  They're trying to pull the wool over your eyes.  I'd still take it back.

But whatever you decide to do - good luck.

Can you help save my orange tree?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 11:00

If I bought a tree which came complete with 30 scale insects I would take it back and demand a refund


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:00

Lily - don't tempt me!  It's a Fast Day!!!


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:18

KEF, she'd look like this   and I'd look like this



Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:14

My experience of Scotland is a bit limited nightgarden  - it is acknowledged that the week we chose to spend Midsummer's Day on the Hebrides had some particularly grim moments   but some magical ones as well


Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:11

Think you're doing brilliantly Johannele - and thanks for joining in with this -  I saw some of your Whooper swans the other day, they're spending the winter over here in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire

Can anyone identify this weed?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:03

Mine too

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

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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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55


Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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