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Posted: 07/01/2014 at 15:20

Well done Matty - that's a real achievement!   I once lost a lot of weight so I know what it takes - of course the next challenge is keeping it off   some of mine snuck back when I wasn't looking, but hopefully my walking and doing the 5:2 diet will sort that out 


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 15:04

Is this the thread you were thinking of Nut?

How do i find out if we have any hedgehogs?

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 15:01
Random Mike wrote (see)

yes i thought it was a person first time too, so much noise for such a small chap.


Actually, ours wasn't that small - quite a substantial individual - daughter named him Hefty!  He/she's easily identifiable when there are other hoggies visiting 


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 13:12

Glad to hear you're both hale and hearty Verdun 

We've got sunshine now so I'll walk down to the shops - watch the weather change 

Flooded Harden

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 13:11

They'll be fine Tomsk - the weather's been mild so they've made early growth - if the weather gets colder they'll slow down, if not we'll get early blooms 

Don't worry about the extra 2" of soil - they'll grow through that no probs 

Narcissus starting to grow

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 13:07

Yes, mine have been showing for weeks now - if we get a cold spell they'll slow down, if we don't then we'll get early blooms. 

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 12:22

I use  a spade and fork, and a crow-bar or piece of iron bar or scaffold pole as a lever if needed. - better than the gym 

How do i find out if we have any hedgehogs?

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 11:55

We have several visit our garden each evening - ours don't make an appearance until a couple of hours after dark - think they go next door first - we put some food out for them as we're well aware that some of the changes we've made to this garden since we came here have temporarily reduced the hedgehog-friendly habitat and food supplies - we also ensure there's a shallow bowl of fresh rainwater available every evening - we've often seen them drink from it and it's always half empty in the morning.  We also have a couple of hedgehog houses in quiet corners - we believe at least one of them to be in use this winter.  

Poo on the lawn is the first sign of hedgehogs - the second way of spotting them is to send a smoker to sit out on the garden bench for their late evening puff - my daughter thought we'd got a prowler in the undergrowth until she saw a hedgehog snuffling around near her feet 

Repotting a Christmas Tree...

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 10:13

Christmas trees are grown as a crop - not harvesting them would be as daft as not harvesting wheat or sugar beet.  

Anyway, a plantation of Christmas trees is not particularly wildlife-friendly. 

Fruit tree as gift - advice please!

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 09:55

All of that information and a lot more is on the Reads website - it's extremely informative. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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