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Posted: 16/09/2014 at 08:34

Morning Lesley, Chicky, Bekkie, Lily and Mrs G

Bruises beginning to fade thanks   Frustration growing   Looking forward to WestAcre outing on Saturday


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 08:30

Are we ok now?

moving roses

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 07:01

Rosemummy - a foot high sounds fine - outward pointing bud and all that

Follow on the beans

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 06:57

Broad beans  Aquadulce Claudia is a good variety for autumn sowing

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 06:52

Sloes are produced very close to the branch, whereas buckthorn berries are on a stem.  Sloes are usually larger and more oval than buckthorn berries.  Sloes have a whitish bloom on the skin like blue/purple plums, whereas buckthorn berries are reddish-black and glossy.  I could not possibly confuse the two. However, I've been gathering hedgerow fruits for many many years.

It goes without saying that if you don't know what you're doing seek on the spot help from someone who does or leave well alone.


Pear Tree Diseased

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 06:35

Perhaps you're leaving them on the tree for too long - pears don't ripen on the tree - they need to be picked while they are still quite firm, and then allowed to ripen.

We had a similar question a while back


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 06:25

Good morning all   I woke early and felt I had to get up - daft really cos there's nothing I can do other than spill the coffee  

West Acre

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:15


and you have my mobile number?

West Acre

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:58

Do you still have my address Snoodle?  What time must I be ready?


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:51

That looks fantastic Woody

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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