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Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:35

Oh, and the first rhubarb has been pulled and a crumble has been made


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:34

I've just had an hour in the garden - gooseberry bush has been pruned, autumn raspberries cut back, roses pruned (I know it's a bit early but I was in the mood, and it's a sheltered garden) and lots of perennial stems hacked down.  I've filled the brown bin with prickly stuff.  Is it tomorrow that our brown bin gets emptied or is it next Monday .. I shall have to watch the neighbours up the rise a bit, they always get it right.

Garden centre

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:29

Also look at the alpina type clematis - they flower early and then give a second flush later on and many of them are happy in shady spots

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:10

I agree Nut - morning would be good 

I can find that é but I can't find the others

Lily Beetle !!!

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:06

I've just found a lily beetle on the surface of a pot of overwintering agapanthus - I squidged it!!!

There were quite a few ladybirds snuggled down among the dry leaves and gravel on the surface of the pot which was in a sheltered south-facing corner of the terrace - but I spotted an 'odd-shaped ladybird' which was laying on its back ........ yes, a Lily Beetle - at the beginning of February.

Watch out folks!!!

Elderflower Bush

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 12:24

The one Nutcutlet has linked to is the one you want Nick - that's the plain native Sambucus nigra .......   the 'nigra' refers to the black of the berries - it doesn't have black leaves like Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'  which is a variety that has been bred from the native species.

Think I've explained that right, haven't I Nut?

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 12:19

Bumping up to make sure everyone's seen this.

We're going to Oxburgh Hall on 18th Feb to see the snowdrops (read back for a link to the venue details).

What time are we aiming to meet up folks?




Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:10

We can see what Nora says


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:01

I could always start a new one tomorrow and then ask Nora to lock the old one  - what do you think?


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:40

That makes sense David - and presumably as it carries a lot of pics, if locking mainly text threads speeds the loading a bit, then locking picture threads will do that even more.

We certainly lock and start new picture threads on the other forum I'm a member of.

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