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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:46

Good morning Chicky - let's hope we all get a good weekend - the rain can go and happen over the Dogger Bank and Scroby Sands - the seals won't mind will they? 

Honeysuckle dying

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:43

Sound theory Mike - which is exactly why I recommended the use of the organic slow-release FB&B to feed the soil long-term after the planting problems have been remedied, rather than to dose it up with quick-acting nitrogen.

Farmers have learnt to their cost that applying heavy doses of nitrogen on crops results in soft lush growth which is frequently followed by mildew which they then have to spray with fungicide.  

It works the same with garden plants.

Growing plants 'hard' makes them stronger and more resistant to disease. 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:26

Good morning all  

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you BL - we could do with sunshine too - we have a friend coming to stay today and tomorrow we'll drive to visit the Aged Ps - friend has met them and has a copy of Pa's RAF memoirs - then he and OH will go and bagsy a good table in the Lord Nelson while I sit and chat with Aged Ps for an hour before I join the men for lunch and then go for a walk down by the harbour - we might even catch the little row-boat ferry across the river to Walberswick and walk across the dunes.  So we need a nice day tomorrow too 

Please identify

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:18

I still do it - OH gets covered with it 

Are you able to ID this tree / shrub

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:17

Sweet chestnut  

Loads of them in the gardens where I used to work.  Very familiar. The jays used to plant them everywhere and so did the squirrels. 


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:51


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:47

I think that one was just for you Nut 


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:43

I've been sitting out in the garden watching the bats overhead and listening to the birds say goodnight and fall silent.  Then one of the hedgehogs came in to the garden through the hedgehog gate, round the bole of the big ash tree, through the ferns on the shady bank, down the step and straight to the dish of food under the garden bench I was sitting on.  It had some food there then wandered across the lawn to another feeding station and the bowl of fresh rainwater that's always there.  After a while it wandered around the back of the pond and snuffled around in the little wilderness before going back up the step and along the shady bank to the hedgehog gate again.


Sleep tight everyone - sweet dreams 

Please identify

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:34

A photo would help, but from your description it sounds like Goosegrass, also known as cleavers 

Potato flowers

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:30
Buddyboy wrote (see)

dovefromabove that is twisting the facts

The seed potatoes that we all buy to grow in our gardens are tubers from last years crop

Pototoes grown from seed has to have a full season growing to produce tubers  these will be sold as seed potatoes the following year


That is what I said ...


Dovefromabove wrote (see)

And that's where your 'seed potatoes' come from - potato seeds are sown in soil which has not grown potatoes before; this is to avoid the potato plants contracting a virus.  

They grow into potato plants which grow the potatoes which you buy from the garden centre to plant in your gardens.


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