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Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:34

LOL Clari

Good morning all   Sunshine here and at last the wind's died down a bit - it was very strong last night making lots of noise in the chimney.  Hope we're not getting snow!!!     I'm still sneezing, but feel so much better for a bit of fresh air and exercise yesterday

I have to go into the city this morning to get birthday presents for Pa so I'll go on the bus and share the last of my germs


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:07

Wintersong - our back  garden is about 12m x 12m and the front garden about a quarter of that.  We have two 1m x 1m wooden compost heaps and could do with another one.


Verdun wrote (see)

I resemble that remark Dove.  I most certainly am as beautiful as Angharad Rees. Same Celtic origins too...

I'll tell OH, I'm sure he'll be hugely relieved and will look forward to the programme


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:02

Our back lawn is east facing and shaded for part of the day as it has large trees on the eastern boundary.  We aerate with a fork and scarify with a rake every spring (I really don't know why I don't look like Elle McPherson - I should be so honed and toned )

We use seaweed powder on this lawn rather than Evergreen 80 type as we have frogs, newts, hedgehogs etc and I don't want to use weedkiller or mosskiller - I just keep raking the moss out in the spring

I agree with Dave about the pool - it needs permanent provision while the children are small.  At my last workplace the lawns were expensively re-turfed, then the following summer a large bouncy castle was left in place for the whole of the summer holiday - staff wondered why the grass had died - I did warn them

how to bulk up soil?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:04

how to bulk up soil?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:00

Mulching with home made garden compost

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:57

Hurrah!  Proper gardening has started - fruit bushes pruned, espalier pear pruned and tied in, clematis and roses pruned,  some of the perennials cut back, FB&B scattered around fruit bushes, shrubs, broad beans, PSB and cabbages - I'm a happy bunny


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:51

Showered and lotioned and new manicure done (clear - it's the gardening season now!).  It's clouded over and is not so nice out there now - I'm so happy that I've done a large part of the outstanding work. 

KEF, just keep that hail up your way please - we don't want it!


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:26

Panda - you have a reply

New hedge

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:04

A fedge is by nature see-through

 Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 12:47
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)
......  We watched the old Poldark last winter. Look forward to the new.

We watched the old one too - OH doesn't believe the new one will be as good - he doesn't think Verdun will be anything like as beautiful as Angharad Rees

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

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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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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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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