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Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:31

Yes, Ma will be 90 tomorrow.  We talked about it today - she'd forgotten it's her birthday tomorrow and had no idea how old she'll be - then she laughed and said that she'd always thought that only old people had 90th birthdays!!!  

Glad you've got the worms Clari 

Hope everyone's going to have a lovely evening and hopefully the weather will pick up and we'll be able to get out into the garden for at least some of the time 

what is this flower?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:20

It's a bit of a guess, but could it have been one of the Verbascums? 

Garden hose

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:08

We have a Hozelock one on a wind-up spool and don't have a problem with it - we must've had it over 10 years. 

Red Lime - What do you think?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:06

If that was in a Nursery there's no why I would buy it, so I don't see why they should expect a customer to accept it. 


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 16:57

Hello folks - I'm back from visiting the Aged Ps - Ma fine, loved her flowers, will open presents tomorrow on the big day itself.  Pa has another chest infection poor chap - GP will prescribe some antibiotics.  

Now I'd better have a read back and check up on everyone .............

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:31

The picture is not of an ash tree - rowans are sometimes mistaken for ash trees but the difference is quite marked - rowan or sorbus acuparia leaves grow alternately up the stem, whereas the English ash fraxinus acuparia has leaves which grow in pairs opposite each other.

NB.  this refers to the leaves, not the leaflets. 

Types of Sage

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:09

That looks more like a thyme -  not a sage.  

Use the leaves for cooking, leave the flowers for the bees then trim the plant back when the flowers are over. 

how much time do you need for an allotment

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:53

Are there any houses nearby with decent sized gardens that some people might be finding a struggle to maintain?  

What about an ad in a shop window offering to mow someone's lawn, cut their hedge, weed etc on a regular basis in exchange for being allowed to  grow veggies in their garden and share the produce? 

You could then tailor the growing space to your available time.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:46

Why is when I'm in a hurry I always stick the mascara in my eye - if I go out I'll get mistaken for Panda 

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 08:08

There's lots of conflicting statements on the net.  

Rowan berries are used to make jellies for human consumption.  They are not eaten raw by humans as they taste acrid and like many berries can cause stomach upsets if eaten raw.

The majority of rowan berries are eaten by wild birds.   

In my experience I have never known a dog to eat rowan berries (and I've had many rowan trees and many greedy dogs).  There are lots of plants and berries that could cause stomach upsets to dogs if they ate a large amount of them, but because they taste unpleasant dogs don't eat them. 


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hallowe'en Howlers

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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Do you? 
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Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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