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Posted: 06/05/2015 at 07:22

I have a long shady border - several varieties of Clematis alpina are very happy there, flowering their socks off at the moment

Loganberry crop ruined by strong winds :(

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 07:09

Oh dear - sorry to hear that   Perhaps it's a good thing that I'm quite behind with my veg this year.

Are the french beans done for?  If so, sow some more quickly - plenty of time for them

I usually wait until after the longest day to sow pak choi, then it doesn't run to seed so readily.

Onwards and upwards


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 07:00

Good morning all

The poor garden looks a bit bashed about by the wind, and we've more rain on the way - we do need it, the pond is still low - but I could do without this wind.  Hope everyone's gardens have survived - my broad beans have been bashed about a bit

I'm heading down to the Suffolk coast this morning to visit Ma - hope she's better than she was when brother visited at the weekend - she was very muddled and didn't want to go out for a push to the pier or anywhere - such a shame as it was a lovely day.  I've got her a stick of Cromer rock - she's always had a sweet tooth and I thought it might bring back some happy memories - fingers crossed

Hope LillyP's family are sorted - I'm sure they'll be fine with the Russians

Dawn Chorus

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:55

I recorded the dawn chorus and ther Handmade programmes - at the moment I'm watching The Canal Trip - a real time journey on a narrow boat, with no commentary - bliss


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:20


I've been hooking plastic pots out of the pond and propping up the broad beans

mushrooms around compost

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:19

Just Nature's way of breaking down organic matter - it's what you expect around compost

48 perrennials for p&p of £5.98

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:18

We have one every year Gillian

Here's a link to this year's


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:58

Not tomato feed - that is to encourage flowering and fruiting - you want foliage not flowers.

Chicken manure is fine, farmyard manure is fine, Fish Blood & Bone is fine.

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:55

The above site says "ultimate height more than 12 metres - ultimate spread 4-8 metres"

That's still one heck of a size - fine as a specimen, but how does it respond to close trimming and topping as a hedge?  For instance, does it keep it's lower branches?


Loganberry crop ruined by strong winds :(

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:10

Just been out propping up the broad beans

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