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Posted: 23/01/2016 at 13:39

I like Gt Dixter at the height of summer when all the 'hot' colours are performing at their best

Topbird ...

 DD - take it easy - don't rush it ((hugs))

Right, that's enough h*wk for today ... a bit of reading/knitting/film watching is due to start soon

There's cake in the oven ... anyone for a slice of Dal Lepard  Plum and Yoghurt cake a bit later?

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 13:32

Mine here in Norfolk are going to be on time - they're usually out for my birthday next week

Who are they???

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 11:48

Think I'd go just for lavender, planted fairly close and trimmed short straight after flowering so it stays compact and tidy.

I'm sure if you ask at your local garden centre they'll either provide a planting service or be able to recommend someone. 


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 11:45

Fishy pedicures Lyn - apparently some fish like nibbling dead skin from toes and heels - think it's been stopped as it was an ideal way to spread veruccas and athlete's foot

Ladder for garden wall

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 11:42

Depends how nimble you are Mark - there's been a time when I'd have been happy with a rope ladder, but nowadays I'd like a set of sturdy wooden steps and a hand rail. 



Posted: 23/01/2016 at 10:39

Oooh, haven't had slow-roast shoulder of lamb for ages and ages ... must put it on the menu soon

I knew I wasn't cut out for this h*sew*k lark - I've just done a Bathroom Blitz - and knocked one of the Moth Orchids off the windowsill and smashed the pot ... that's something else for the Homebase list

At least it meant I had to do the floor properly too

Combatting the Spanish Slug

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 10:30

We get the big dark orange ones that do that - but these Spanish ones are different - they're mottled pale orange/beige/grey and devour everything   I've only seen them in this garden in the last 18 months, whereas the big orange ones were here when we arrived.  I leave the big orange ones alone, but show no mercy to the Spanish ones

3 new garden progs this week.......

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 08:46


Combatting the Spanish Slug

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 08:44

I thought you may be interested in this article in our local press

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 08:17

Sounds like we might be able to provide them with the Ant and Dec of the Gardening World

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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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