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Posted: Yesterday at 21:07

Orchid Lady - thanks - have PMd you back 

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: Yesterday at 21:00

We compost them with lots of shredded cardboard, partially rotted down leaves from last autumn and veg peeling etc.  If you put grass clippings on the compost heap add equal amounts of shredded paper/cardboard etc and stir it around regularly to let air into the heart of the heap - that'll stop it from going wet and slimy

grass seed not germinating

Posted: Yesterday at 20:30

Is your watering really soaking the soil - put a sprinkler on for a good  20 - 30 minutes - I'd do it in the morning when a sunny day is forecast - that should get the seed germinating 

Cap on soil

Posted: Yesterday at 20:27

Or a rake?


Posted: Yesterday at 19:50

Panda, trailing sweet peas will look gorgeous on that 'stand' thingy you bought the other week 

Do you remember we talked 'on here' about having another outing, possibly to The Old Vicarage at East Ruston?  Would you be interested in doing that - you could come up on the train to Norwich and I could pick you up - and any others who wanted to come along?

If you're interested we'll have to look at their website and see when will be a good time to go

Scotch bonnets help

Posted: Yesterday at 19:46

Great   I wasn't clear whether the photo was before they went out or after.  They'll be much happier now they're back indoors - I wouldn't put chillies outside until mid June.

Enjoy them when you get your harvest 

Scotch bonnets help

Posted: Yesterday at 19:38

Have you brought them back indoors?  I hope so.  They will perish outside if you have a frost or even lowish temperatures -  they are even more tender than tomatoes!

Wildlife garden weeds.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:31

But both are lovely when they flower and so good for insects - I'd let them flower then cut them down.  Some more may spring up next year, they'll look lovely when in flower too but you can cut them down afterwards.  Both are also good food for pet rabbits or dairy goats, so if you know anyone who keeps either, when you cut them down take them along. I've sowed this in my Little Wilderness at the back of the wildlife pond, and isn't this hogweed flower gorgeous?

 In the autumn you can make homes for insects out of their hollow stems. 


Posted: Yesterday at 19:21

Thank you all for your kindness  ((hugs)) 

According to Farming Brother, rain is back on in East Anglia for Sunday!!! He told me this morning it had been cancelled!!!

I'll do the lawn treatment tomorrow

Only one quiche left now - we've eaten a whole one!  I had to look sternly at OH or the other one would've disappeared too - he seems to think that I cook things to be eaten 

Lily beetle on penstemmon plants

Posted: Yesterday at 18:05

The Cardinal beetle's wingcases are longer, duller and sort of pointed-ish whereas the Lily beetle's wingcases are slightly dimpled and very shiny, like patent leather, and sort of squarish at the tail end. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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