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Posted: 22/09/2014 at 06:57

Good morning all

Yvie, glad you've found out what it is and that it's no worse than that - horrid tho' - it swept through our village when my two were small - somehow they escaped it.  Back then it was treated with Gentian Violet - we got quite used to seeing childfren with purple hands and lips. 

I had chickenpox as an adult - I had spots where no one should have them!!!  The following year I had mumps - I was so poorly - there are photographs somewhere but thankfully I've no idea where!

Liri - your garden looks lovely

Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 06:45

I would go for a crab apple - one of the best is Golden Hornet - in my experience it's growth is quite upright for at least the first 10 to 15 years, and although it does start to spread a bit as it gets older, it would be quite possible to prune it to keep it to the size and shape you want without it looking silly.

Crab apple blossom is loved by pollinating insects and of course many birds and insects love the fruit, but one of my favourite memories of the Golden Hornet outside my window is of flocks of Longtailed tits hopping around in it's branches after insects.

want to come back

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 06:38

Hi Chica - good to see you

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:02

Last Saturday in October is getting quite close to November for a garden visit ....

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:01

Well, if Topbird really can't make it after all, then we could re-jig the date if others haven't booked tickets etc yet

What do you think folks?

Weeds - best suggestions new garden

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:50

Can you show us some photos of the site and problems - they might enable us to think creatively to find a solution - don't want you getting disheartened

West Acre

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:32

Definitely Nut !

Need help identifying plant please

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:16

Don't worry about which forum to put it on - we find most queries. 

Just a word of warning about broom - it really doesn't like being cut back very hard - see an earlier discussion here

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:12

The constant changes to scheduled time slots and even cancellation in favour of snooker et al were discussed on BBC 1 this afternoon by two regular viewers.

If you missed it you could grab it on iPlayer ....

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:06

Thanks Verdun

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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