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Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:51

SGLily - thanks for that site - I didn't know that one - some great patterns on there

BL - poor horse - sore feet are no fun - the livery stable I used to use had a mare with a similar problem - casting my mind back I think they had to keep her indoors in the dry and on a firm-ish surface for a while until her hooves had hardened and she could be shod.  it was a long while ago ...

Dwarf Buddleia Buzz - how easy to buy?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:39

If you buy from reputable online nurseries you'll get much more choice of variety and probably better plants than from a garden centre.  We have a thread of recommendations

Fruit tree pruning

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:36

They might be past their best cropping-wise, but they'd look fabulous with Clematis montana or a rampant rambling rose growing through them


cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:33

Are you talking about phone calls?

If so you should register your phones with the Telephone Preference Service it takes a while for it to take effect but when it does you can report them if they are phoning from the UK.  It has hugely improved things for us, but I'm afraid they can't do anything about calls from abroad.  I usually just leave them talking to themselves and turn the radio up

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:27


Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:21

Most lilies are too tall for cats to reach the pollen.  It's lilies in vases that can cause problems, but if the cats are trained to keep off the furniture ........

Anyway, on the few occasions I've ever had a vase of lilies in the house, the pollen in the air has affected my sinuses so badly that I would now remove the pollen-bearing parts, even if it does look odd.  Don't want to go through that again!


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:00
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Thanks Dove.

The beds he's filling to-day are 1.8m x 1m x .3m , so he should be able to pretty much dump the barrow load into place.

Is that 1m deep (high)?

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:50

We are Pansyface


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:43

Morning Hostafan - mind you don't overdo that raking!  Great news about the appointment

Harvesting Potatoes

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 08:41

I would go in gently with my hand and take out as many as I needed that felt around the size of a hen's egg.  As long as the others are still attached to the plant they'll continue to grow.

Gently does it

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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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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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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