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Posted: 25/08/2013 at 23:11

Keeps us out of mischief liseals - well, it does most of the time 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 23:03

 I'd look at using willow/osier rods that will grow and their roots will stabilise the bank - however they'll need coppicing every few years. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:56

Sleep tight GG 

OH is painting in the studio with the big sliding window open onto the terrace - he just heard a crunching sound and looked down and there was a hedgehog tucking into his supper 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:53

Only grow Brown Turkey on the terrace here - my favourite fruit nursery has quite a few different figs but they don't stock Barnissotte 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:41
nutcutlet wrote (see)

E. alatus is another one that's widely grown

That's a smaller one than Red Cascade - it colours up well. 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:38

If you've not got enough browns you can use some newspaper - if you put it through the shredder first it works well. 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:26

It's a nicotiana - can't really tell which one from that photo - can we have one of the whole plant please 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:19

A friend in Cyprus says pomegranates grow well there and are gorgeous shrubs - I expect they'll grow in Corfu too 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:15

You lucky thing - you've got a bullace tree .... deep envy!!!


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:14
nutcutlet wrote (see)

might be it. Is that small? Someone I used to garden for had a brilliant red one, it was only a metre or so tall and had been there for years

Usually gets bigger than that Nut, but it's not huge.

The seedcases open to reveal the orange centre later in the autumn.

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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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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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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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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