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Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:43

Beautiful crocus.

Beautiful bluebells.

Makes me determined to visit the bluebell woods this spring 

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:39

Verdun, have you seen this new video of Bressingham?


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:27

Good morning all   we have a frost here this morning - temp down to -0.03 and it's still there.

I'm  out today, visiting my Aged Ps for their 66th wedding anniversary today and Pa's 94th birthday tomorrow -  so it'll be a case of expect me when you see me 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:27

Supper over, feet up in front of Last of the Summer Wine, I keep yawning and am having problems keeping my eyes open ............ I might have to give in and doze ........ if so, see you tomorrow folks 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:09

Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:03

Digging a trench/ditch alongside soggy ground will help to dry it out and lower the water table.  

When the land has dried out, half filling the trench with pebbles  and then topping up with soil will permanently improve the drainage - or you can create an open land drain as above.

If you can join it up with a ditch so much the better. 

will my orchid flower again?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:57

My parents have some in their room at their lovely care home - they bloomed and bloomed and bloomed, then bloomed no more - someone cut the stems right down and now, some months on, they've sent up new stems and are blooming again 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:55

Hello folks - no gardening here today - more pondering , and perusing of my new book Christopher Lloyd's The Well-Chosen Garden.  I used to get it out of the library at least once a year - now I've got one of my own for the p&p plus 1p 

Well done Mr & Mrs Podd 

allium2 wrote (see)

......... Chilli seeds seem to be taking an age. Dove - was it you mentioned to soak them in tea or am I going mad??

No it wasn't me - I'd probably think they'd be more at home in tequila 

Please identify

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:52

Those look like hyacinths to me - in a week or so the bloom I can see there will smell beautiful 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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