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Who still has bees?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:44

Yes Amanda - keeping our eyes open for that one

Which bit of Suffolk are you in? 

Who still has bees?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:16

Hi Amanda, I'm from Suffolk but now we're up in Norfolk. 

We saw a beautiful hornet in Norfolk yesterday when we had lunch by the river.

Foxglove Seedlings

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:04

They look like foxglove seedlings to me. 

I'd let them grow away now, then they'll die down.  When they reappear in the spring plant them where you want them and enjoy

Fiigs

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:24

When I get finished making tomato sauce I'm going to try this

http://brightdinnerdelights.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/green-pickled-figs.html

Climber

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:12

I've got several varieties of Clematis alpina on my tall northfacing fence and they've all been very successful - they're much more tolerant of colder shadier conditions than most clematis http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/Clematis-alpina/

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:08

Duh!  What am I like???  when I was fulminating against Pat Archer I meant Ruth Archer 

Can anyone help ID this plant?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:02

I agree Nut - looks like that to me too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:00

Ooooh huuuuuuuuuuuuge Dusty fan here

Just got the last green tomatoes picked and indoors on big meat platters on the sideboard.  We've had way more tomatoes this year than other years, despite slightly fewer plants.  Most successful have been the Roma plum tomatoes - a really heavy crop of good cooking toms.

I just got the bedlinen in off the line too, faint spits of rain.  The thing is I didn't wash my hands after picking the tomatoes before I got the bedlinen in - result ... green fingermarks on corners of duvet cover

Green manure vs. planting bulbs

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 13:50

I think I'd rather mulch under trees than grow green manures.  They'll need digging in and tree roots may well be a problem, not to mention the bulbs. 

Green manures work better in veg plots where you're going to be turning the soil over thoroughly before planting in the spring.   That's my experience anyway. 

True geraniums

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 12:53

Yes - it'll be much happier spending the winter in the soil rather than in a pot

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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HELLO FORKERS! part two

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