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Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:51

That's the 'most desirable' bit - properties there fetch a fortune and a half nowadays!


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:45

Hello Woody 


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:44

Glad you approve BL - think the time is right 

I've just got slightly tetchy with the students who want to design a 'gardening cart' 


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:43

"Wheres fairy and verdun?"

They obviously can't take the excitement poor things, probably got their feet in their foot-muffs and they're wrapped up in those fleecy thngs they advertise on the shopping channels, drinking Ovaltine 

Gardening Cart

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:38

 Dovefromabove is 60+ years of age!!!  She still gets up every day at just after 5am, walks about in her garden on her own, climbs up the banks, digs her own garden and fishpond, climbs her own ladders, mixes her own cement and lays her own bricks, drives a convertible cabriolet, is about to travel through central Russia without a safety net and is likely to poke High School Students from Wisconsin with a sharp stick if they're ever cheeky again.  

I suggest you look properly at disability issues, rather than categorising your target market by age 


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:29

Lots of cake on here Pilgrim Pete 

Glad you like it Punkdoc

Which tool to break soil the best

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:25

It's not at all complicated, quite methodical and simple, and you only ever do it once and then whether you're growing salad veg that only need a few inches of decent soil or carrots and parsnips that need deep friable soil you can use all your plot with no worry.  

And if this 60+ year old woman (who spends most of her days either in an office or a car) could dig a totally new veg patch like that last year, 3m x 10m, turning in the turf and digging out the roots of mature ashtrees along the way, then virtually any gardener can do it. 

I find a  spade is best for digging; a fork is best for forking over 


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:14

I would take some heel cuttings now.  If you're not sure about heel cuttings watch this video - the bit about heel cuttings is half-way through   Bays are quite difficult to root from cuttings but I've managed a few successfully.

But the way I've found to be most successful is, if you're lucky enough to find that the old bay tree has little suckers growing around it's base then dig some of them up and pot them, they almost always work.  


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 20:56

Hurrah!  Hello Nut 

Yes, it was a bit wild there - we were at Southwold - think that the cliffs at Eastern Bavents have moved about a mile and a half southwards and they're now scattered across the promenade - not sure what the sandmartins will do about that next spring 


Posted: 10/10/2013 at 20:41

"So where is Verdun?"

Shall I bake a cake?


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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