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Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:38

He didn't eat it 'cos he's collecting it for the babies - just needs to subdue it a bit first 

Please help identify this plant

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:31

Doesn't look like a laburnum to me - wrong type of growth habit.


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:27

Yes cowslips can be grown from seed.  The seeds need to be really ripe and sown in the autumn - see here 

Please help identify this plant

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:23

Hi Preksha

It looks to me like a Winter Flowering Jasmine

So cheerful in the depths of winter 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:21

PD - how fantastic!!! - we shall require constant updates and pics 

Are you camping? 

fig tree

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:20

This site gives the best information re growing figs in the UK that I've ever found 

Also very helpful people and superb produce - I've no relationship with them other than as a very satisfied customer. 

Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:15

Sounds as though you need to look at the Party Wall Act 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:11

Tootles, I will say that's the healthiest looking buttercup I've seen in a long time - 

If anyone says anything, just tell them you're planning a Buttercup Meadow

Very good for wildlife 



Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:35

I agree Hostasfan - heartbreaking 

Even as a pre-school child I could see that for an afflicted rabbit a quick despatch was a kindness. 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:32
Clarington wrote (see)

....! Big lump of beef awaiting my attention for a roast tonight - guess that means I'd best start pottering on!

What time are you expecting us Clari?   I can lay my hands on a couple of bottles of Medoc 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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