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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:38

Driving through Norfolk yesterday I saw a bank of lupins of varied colours on the roadside  - obviously garden-types but a long way from any garden, surrounded by unkempt grass and 'weeds' - not a square inch of cultivated soil, not a slug pellet or copper band anywhere - why don't the slugs and aphids eat those?

Peony help needed

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:22

 Tree peony 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:37
fidgetbones wrote (see)

OK.  So how about move it to Friday 20th June. Meet around midday outside the coffee shop. (inside if wet)

So now how many have we got.

Me, Dove, Nut, Chicky , Busy bee and David K.

Anyone else?

It's in my diary 

Nut, I'll be staying at MIL's so shall I pick you up? 

Peony help needed

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:28

Of course tree peonies exist 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:25

Good morning all 

Well, it's  not raining .... but it has been and it will be   The pond is almost overflowing - when I drove past the watermeadows yesterday they were flooded at the time of year when they should be cut for hay!  However, my delphinium is just bursting into bloom, so I suppose it's only to be expected that we will get strong winds and torrential gales.

Mind you, this week last year we were down in Cornwall, and it was the first week of sunshine we'd had since the previous summer!  That spring had been so long and cold - do you remember how far behind everything was last year?  

OL, answers to your questions are, 1)Yes, 2)Sort of sometimes although it's actually sometimes the other way around, and 3)Now 



Posted: 27/05/2014 at 21:47

They were building one, but in East Anglia there was nowhere for it to go ........


Can You Identify These 2 Perennial Plants?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 21:35

Comfrey is also used in herbal medicines to heal broken bones and abcesses - however please do your own research  if interested. 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 21:11

Don't have any in Norfolk or Suffolk 

Can You Identify These 2 Perennial Plants?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:47

Comfrey is very useful  

Keep cutting it and using it - that'll help keep it under control 

Can You Identify These 2 Perennial Plants?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:44

Sorry, I said borage, slapped my own wrist and edited it quickly - you  obviously saw the unedited version. 

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