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Posted: 09/02/2014 at 08:53

Good morning Verdun  Glad you're still in one piece

Good old Taxus - as flexible as anything - not for nothing were they used to make the English Long Bow 

How's Spike's  eye?  Is he fully recovered?


Posted: 09/02/2014 at 08:48

Good morning Panda 

I'll just finish my coffee and then start to get ready 


BL - I used to live near Aldeburgh, and as soon as I heard that they would be staging PG on the beach I was determined to be there - to hear Britten's music with the sea and the gulls was amazing, a once in a lifetime experience.  

My son  and DL live close to Aldeburgh so I can usually stay there and get to see a few things at the Festival and other events at Snape Maltings each year - such a wonderful venue 

Blank Canvas!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 08:31

Hi Daryl 

I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't grow these in the same bed, treating it as a sort of potager.  Which way does the wall face? What variety of clematis are you thinking of?

My concern would be for the roots of the clematis, as there'll obviously be some harvesting and replanting of kale and garlic etc don't plant them too close to the clematis to avoid disturbing it's roots.  

Have you thought of growing the Italian kale, Cavolo Nero?  It's absolutely delicious and looks much more attractive (I think) than the usual curly kale so would suit your potager style of gardening


I need new secateurs

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 07:59

Felco are a well-known and reliable brand 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 07:44



Posted: 09/02/2014 at 07:43

Good morning all   

It's been absolutely tipping it down all night here in Norfolk, but the forecast is for bight spells for our Snowdrop Walk, but very blustery .  Actually  the rain has stopped and it is brightening up already 

BL - Rusalka!!!!! Wonderful, I just love the music but have never seen it performed - the live screenings are a brilliant idea - now that I have time for such things I must keep an eye on the forthcoming stuff at the cinema.  My last opera was Peter Grimes performed on the beach at Aldeburgh last summer - an amazing experience. 

Did you know?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 07:36

My gardening granny always made hardwood cuttings from the rose prunings and I've done the same - I've propagated some  gorgeous bushes of rosa Buff Beauty for my last garden and for friends 

Insect repellant/deterrent

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 20:41

As someone who has suffered all her life from the attentions of mosquitoes and midges, the only thing I've found that keeps them away from me is Skin So Soft by Avon and it worked against midges on the Scottish West Coast -  it's supplied by the bucket load to the British Army when they go on manoeuvres up there 

And you can look forward to being an older lady - they like us less than you younger ones 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 20:25

Popped some fresh batteries in the camera bag.

Washed my hair.

Just got to fill the tank up in the morning ................ 

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 20:04

Gorgeous - yet another thing to be angry with the banks about 

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