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Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:19

Absolutely agree Woody - the village shop can be such an important resource in a village - more power to your elbows 

Snow Drop Or Not?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:11

It's one of the snowflakes   A lovely thing 

Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 19:43

Someone suggested that once before if I remember correctly.  I think it would be a shame to have a separate part of the forum for children .... we have had children and young people ask questions on here and I think we've been able to help them.  I'm not keen on children being marginalised into Children's Only sections - and who would answer their queries?

However, a 'young person's project' section in the magazine might be a positive move, and this could then be expanded on in the website.  

I think it's really important to introduce children to growing things at a really early age - I was only two and a half when I planted my first crocus bulbs and not much more than that when I discovered that horrid prickly bushes somehow magically produced luscious raspberries - I was hooked 

Tiny Onions & Parsnips

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 19:36

Mmmm, he sowed them early May and it was a very cold spring .... 

little know facts

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 19:33

As a child I was really interested in the lives of indigenous Australians, and always believed that if I was in the bush I'd know how to find and eat a Witchety Grub - now I watch I'm a Celebrity and see people make such a fuss - I'd be absolutely fine about it ......... of course I would 

Apparently insects are very good deep fried 

silly quotes

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 19:27

Another explanation 

silly quotes

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:40

What is a sandboy? 

I mean, I know the saying, but .............. 

Moving an Old Berberis Darwinii

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:39

Think I'd plant another one, and something else 


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:38

It's a lot better thanks SGL  and I slept a lot better last night - back's a little sore now tho' - think I did much too much computer work over the past couple of months, getting stuff up to date - at least I won't have to do that again 

little know facts

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:35

But what about all those little invertebrates Nut?   You couldn't eat those!!!  

(I could )

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

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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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 08:23

Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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Last Post: 28/11/2013 at 01:00
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