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Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:04

Good morning KEF  

We're also having roast pork later on today 

No, haven't seen Stacey - she's disappeared - maybe work has got in the way????

World Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 07:35

Apparently yesterday was World Naked Gardening Day -  it was far too chilly here in North Norfolk to take part - frost damage might have occurred - but the rest of you were all waxing lyrical about the lovely sunny weather you were having, and I believe someone regretted not having applied their suncream, so I'm presuming  you  all participated enthusiastically. 

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos 


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 07:24

Good morning Lily   enjoy the christening - is there cake


As for SO, I'd say sister of or son of.

Problem soil: sandy topsoil on clay sub soil

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 07:15

I agree with Dave Morgan - if you just dig the top layer you run the risk of creating an impermeable layer of clay which will cause drainage problems - mixing the two together and incorporating lots of organic material will create great growing conditions. 

triangle garden design

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 07:13

It will also be useful to know how much sun/shade the area gets, and what sort of soil you have - some plants prefer shade to sun and some need more moisture than others.

Broad Beans

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 07:08

I'd spend some time gently unfurling the leaves and squishing the bugs - are they aphids?  If so a spray with a weak soap and water solution should help. 

Honeyberry flower bud or fruit

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 06:48

The picture's a bit blurry, (and I've got my old glasses on) but those look like unripe fruit 


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 06:43

Good morning all   There was a frost on the cars and house roofs  up the hill when I got up but the temp in the back garden only dropped to 2C - it's quite sheltered at the back - but I'm glad the figs and gooseberries were fleeced up as they've got fruit on.  

It looks as if today might be warmer than yesterday (it was perishing) so my fingers are very crossed   I'm hoping to get lots done out there but I'm blowed if I'm going to freeze doing it 

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 06:37

Here we go - apologies for any duplications:

Figs, hostas, day lilies, runner beans, wax beans, borlotti beans, purple sprouting broccoli, garlic, fennel, sorrel, swiss chard, raspberries, rhubarb, french tarragon, courgettes, tomatoes, apple mint, spearmint, bay, parsley, oregano, thyme, chives,  chinese chives, ramsons, ferns, pulmonaria, hellebores, sambuccus, hazel, English native ash, roses, veronica, echinacea, roscoea, sisyrinchium, brooklime, creeping jenny, bergenia, iris foetidissima, arum maculata, viburnum .............. I'm sure I've forgotten some 

buttercups in my lawn

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 06:19
nutcutlet wrote (see)

My lawn has

buttercups, daisies, clover, speedwell, self-heal, agrimony, dog-daisies, cat's era, dandelions.....................................

Always green thanks to the clover and ready to flower any time we stop mowing


We've got all of those on our back lawn, with the exception of the dog daisies (which my family refer to as Moon Daisies (see Noggin the Nog and the Moon Mouse .

We're trying to rid the front lawn of dandelions as the seeds drift down the slope and infect the neighbour's garden and he's elderly and cares about such things and we don't want to stress him. 

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