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Posted: 27/04/2014 at 15:53

Hi folks - we're back from walking in the bluebell woods - lovely and sunny all the time - I'll post some pics somewhere in a bit.

Matty, good to see you and what lovely news!  Just as we were leaving the bluebell woods a bride and groom and small bridesmaid turned up in all their finery to have photos taken amongst the bluebells 

Edd, the Lovely Builder made a soil clamp against the back fence with wooden sides, all protected with damp proof membrane and covered with a tarpaulin.  It's all lovely loamy topsoil so I'll be using it with leafmould and compost for potting up and filling raised beds etc, and other such things. 

Clari - love your frogs   we have frogs in the garden but I've not seen any in the pond yet.  


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 15:35

One of the advantages of getting on a bit I suppose, we don't rush quite as much as we used to 

I'm sure your St Swithun will send up some more good shoots 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 15:25

I'm about to plant a rose very close to where we've dug out an old climbing rose.  I'm going to replace some of the soil (with some of the soil dug out when we dug the pond) and dig in loads of well-rotted farmyard manure and leaf mould, and use micorrhizal fungi on the roots - I will then cross my fingers and pray 

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 

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

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