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Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:41

They're in the area, but they tend not to come this way until the acorns fall, when they charge around everywhere gathering them up and looking for more - the excitement lasts about a week, then we don't see them again for another 12 months - fingers crossed!

Can you see what it is yet?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:38

And with any luck marauding molluscs and mice may fall down the gaps .

Looks purpose-built to me - maybe you should patent it? 

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:37

1.  It's still a Dicentra - hope it's been planted back in the soil - it doesn't look very happy like that.  In future, if you're moving plants that are in active growth, dig a large lump of the surrounding soil with the roots! 

2.  ?

3.  Looks a bit like angelica to me.

4. ?


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:03
4thPanda wrote (see)

I call them migraines OL, but am never sure 

Sounds to me like you need a proper diagnosis and proper meds.  


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:02

Panda ((hugs)) that sounds like bad migraine to me - Ma used to get them, she'd have to spend a couple of days a month in a darkened room when she was about your age - treat yourself gently  

Do you take migraine medication?  There's some good stuff available on prescription nowadays, much better than when Ma was suffering. 

Bamboo canes

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:58

I  don't have problems with bamboo canes rotting either - I've had some of mine for years and years, probably since 2000 or around then. 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:56

We've always known you're a bit of a star Ryan 


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:36

Pam thanks for those pics - they're very similar, but as I remember them from a very long time ago, the centre petals were paler and even finer, sort of like shredded chiffon, but yours are the nearest I've ever seen. Certainly the way the back petals do that sort of windmill thing is as I remember 

ID Please

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:30

Alan that's really good news!!!  about the op I mean, not the 50ft long hebe - that sounds something like the Little Shop of Horrors!!!

I'm so glad that you've got some improvement already - we'll have to meet up at that pub some day - meanwhile, don't overdo things!!! 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 16:58

In Norwich city centre we sometimes get skateboarders in their mid 20s using the roads - there's no way of telling which direction they're going to take and they swerve in and out of parked cars with abandon - when I remonstrated politely with one who'd cut me up at traffic lights then swerved across my path down a hill, he swore at me and said that he should be treated as a cyclist - I said in that case he should have brakes, some form of steering and lights and put his arm out if he was turning right - you should have heard the abuse I got 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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