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new-garden

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:02

If you haven't already read them, read Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy - his account of his idyllic childhood amongst the flora and fauna of Corfu.  It's not a book about gardening, but reading it will get your head set right - you will stop thinking about English country gardens etc and it will enable you to embrace the wild flowers and natural landscape of Corfu - all you need to do is to tame little bits of it around your house - when you are able and feel so inclined - the rest of the time you just sit in it - perfect for someone with a dodgy back - and when you're relaxing in the dappled shade of an ancient olive tree looking out across your acre of olive grove with the wildflowers dancing in the breeze, raise a glass of something to Dove 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:46
nutcutlet wrote (see)

and in the glass?

Going to have a shower first - better do that sober 

small-pear-tree

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:38

That healthy green shoot near the base - is that coming from above or below the graft point?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:35

Hello - I'm having a sit down - I've been working hard, trimming tomato leaves, pricking out plugs and seedlings, weeding, hoeing, washing, hanging it out and getting it in, baking, answering the phone (more rellies coming in a couple of weeks ) putting the joint in, prepping a squash ......  I need this sit down 

 

street-cleaning-in-our-cul-de-sac

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:30

A council can only adopt a road if the owners want them to 

 

Some explanations of terms etc here http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/roads/roadadoption/default.htm

invasion-arrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhh

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:24

They're gorgeous aren't they - we love shield bugs 

what-is-this-plant

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 16:11

'Bout time - law of averages and all that 

brocante-car-boot-sale

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 16:09

Not in rural Norfolk 

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 16:05

Then it's perfect for you Happycottontail  

There are only a few variegated plants I really like (sorry Verdun ), and like Nut I'm not keen on the pink and white salix, but if I had to have one I'd prefer the bush to the standard - but it takes all sorts to make a world and it's a good job we're not all alike.

 

what-is-this-plant

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 14:57

Think the officinalis is Althaea isn't it - the marshmallow ?  and Malva sylvestris is the more common weed? 

 

This one looks like the Annua Mallow Lavatera  trimestris  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavatera_trimestris

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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