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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 14:26

Fritillary - love them - when we had the smallholding we used to rear 4 Hereford x bullocks every 12 months or so

I don't like the look of the solar parks, we've got several about here too, but at least when technology improves they'll be relatively simple to deconstruct, unlike these

 Sizewell A & B .


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 14:15

Susan, just a guess but did they look anything like these?

 Charolais bullocks - they're a lovely teddy bear colour

Lawn mower servicing

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:15

Try here

I've not used them for lawnmower spares, but I've used them for other things and they've been very good.

Try contacting the manufacturers for a manual, or even ebay.

Planted small trees, what to grow in between

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:12
Verdun wrote (see)

Unless,you have a dedicated wildlife area avoid bluebells.  They are aggressively invasive least for me.  Shock! Horror! cos I know bluebells are so loved 


Verdun, I think that's 'cos you live down there in that Paradise called Cornwall where anything and everything grows - up here in the cooler East of England English Native bluebells are not that rampant - however, the Spanish ones are!

A Rant

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:00


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:59

Still got bright blue skies here in Norfolk

Just stopped for lunch, then it's time the lawnmower had a bit of exercise


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 10:59

Just had a phone call from Wonky Womble - she's had an increase in her working hours so hasn't been on the forum this week - but she has taken some 'before' photos of her garden which she'll post when she gets a round tuit

Bee or fly?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 09:47

They're Mason Bees - they don't sting or do any damage and they're really good to have around the garden for pollinating etc.  Encourage your little one not to be afraid, and to watch them  from a distance so as not to disturb them.


You might even like to get or make a bee hotel for them




Posted: 24/04/2015 at 09:37

Don't know about in France - but in the UK it's totally illegal to put out poisoned bait for raptors - or for any other wildlife for that matter - if anyone's aware of it happening in the UK it should be reported to the police asap. 

We once had a kitten who had used an area of sand as a 'loo' - the sand had been put over some spilled paint by a delivery driver who'd dropped a can of paint which contained a high level of toxins (it was for painting heating oil tanks).  The kitten got paint on her paws and tried to lick it off and swallowed some paint - fortunately I spotted her a few hours later in a poorly state, staggering and glazed eyes - I spotted the sand on her paws and found the paint on the roadway - we rushed her to the vet while I contacted the builder's merchants (I'd seen the lorry) and told them there was a case of poisoning - they told us the brand of paint, the vet got in touch with the manufacturer who told him the ingredients.  Some very expensive treatment later our pusscat (Spangles) came home well on the road to recovery - the builder's merchants paid the vet's bill.  Spangles lived to around 19 years of age

eucalyptus tree

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 08:39

I agree - eucalyptus won't do well (if at all) in wet soil.  Have a look at the Alder (alnus glutinosa)  very happy with wet feet

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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