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Posted: 24/11/2014 at 12:55

As I said, I think you'd find more fresh air and exercise beneficial

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 12:26

Get well soon Fidget, Mr Fidget and Mama Fidget - my sincere sympathy - I don't think I've ever felt so rotten as when I had it.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 11:06

Fidget, just read on Hello thread - you have Norovirus!!!  Poor you - take care - mine lasted from two days before Christmas until Boxing day!!  ((virtual hugs))

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 10:57

Confused of Norfolk here - you have Norovirus?  youjust  said you had Norovirus?  The Aussie lodger has Norovirus?  he's taken up selling double glazing?


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 10:38

My Dad loved his pigs too   but he loved his children more  

And there were a great many pigs - mucking out took Mr F all morning every morning.

And Ma needed Pa indoors to help with the Christmas lunch

pansy flowers

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 08:29

Are they yellow pansies?  For some reason sparrows seem to like pecking at yellow flowers.

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 08:25

In Norfolk we've a sharp frost at the front of the house - the car windscreen is frozen and there's ice on the puddles; we're near the bottom of  a slight valley so the cold air rushes down and forms a frost hollow at the front. 

At the back, the gardens are terraced with big fences which seems to stop the cold air rushing down into the back gardens so it has to get much colder before the back garden is frosted.  Only 1.7C in the back garden overnight.


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 08:15

Thanks KEF - much better this morning (wasn't really bad anyway, just making a fuss ). 

I'm going to join Pdoc outside raking leaves this morning - if I help with his maybe he'll help with mine

John Innes Compost

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 07:52
Tootles wrote (see)

Does John Innes compost really make a big difference in people's experience? I tend to look at the price, and go for a cheaper option like Arthur j bowers or murphys.

For tomatoes etc and annual bedding in containers I find a good MPC is fine.  

For potting anything else I use loam based JI composts - sometimes I add extra grit for things like bay, rosemary, figs etc and other plants that need really free-draining soil.  I use JI No 2 for growing on perennials etc and No 3 for shrubs, fruit trees etc that will be in the containers long term.



Posted: 24/11/2014 at 07:44

Oh dear!  I did warn you - drive carefully - there's ice out there!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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