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Posted: 10/04/2014 at 18:07


Andrew, if you get hooked by these lovely flowers, there is also a Summer Snowflake, Leucojum aestivum of which Gravetye Giant is a well-known form. 

Anemone De Caen Mixed

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 18:00

I saw some in pots at the Norwich Notcutts last week, so they're definitely about 


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:35

Spring Snowflake - leucojum vernum - a lovely thing 


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:24

It doesn't look as if I'm going to be around much during the day tomorrow - son is picking me Very Early!!! and taking me out - hopefully I'll be back in time for the party!!!

can anyone identify this plant for me

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:21

It looks like something that once grew under a bird table - any bird feeders in that area?


But whatever it is, it's a grass that self-seeds itself around - I think I'd pull it up and put it in the bin before it can do it again 

Questions about lettuce and spinach

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:01

What sort of compost are they in?

Perfume Viburnum.

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:30

How small do you need it to be?

can anyone identify this plant for me

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:29

I can't enlarge it to get a good look - any chance of a close-up of leaf shape and the flower/

Pond improvements

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:25

It's coming along Justin - the beach looks good - I've just been sitting out in the garden watching wasps and bees on our 'beach' taking a drink 

You need to get all the exposed pond liner covered up down to the water level as sunlight will hasten it's deterioration.  

Don't know what funds you have - we were able to cover ours with turf, but  you can get these which you lay over the edge of the pond and into the water, and then you plant your marginals into the pockets - that gives you natural looking planting around the edge of the pond and the liner is covered and protected from sunlight 


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 15:10

Haven't done much baking this week, but have got some good cheese scones I can bring to the party, if we haven't eaten them all 

Well, I've got my tomatoes sown - Brandywine, Jaune Negib, Cherokee Purple, Red Alert and Gardener's Delight - just about half a dozen of each and I'll give some to a friend otherwise we stand the chance of spending the summer in a tomato forest!!!

I've also sown some Gold Rush courgettes 

Do you remember me telling you that I'd broken my newest glasses and have reverted to my older ones?  Well, they're fine, except ............. I've got a crop of ash seedlings in amongst the rows of  newly germinating beetroot and sorrel  

And you know those red Lily Beetles that like lilies?  Well, I found one on my Purple Sprouting Broccoli   Squidged it just the same - it might pretend it doesn't like lilies, but I don't believe it 

Loads of lovely Swiss Chard picked for supper 



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