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Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:41

They're in the area, but they tend not to come this way until the acorns fall, when they charge around everywhere gathering them up and looking for more - the excitement lasts about a week, then we don't see them again for another 12 months - fingers crossed!

Can you see what it is yet?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:38

And with any luck marauding molluscs and mice may fall down the gaps .

Looks purpose-built to me - maybe you should patent it? 

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:37

1.  It's still a Dicentra - hope it's been planted back in the soil - it doesn't look very happy like that.  In future, if you're moving plants that are in active growth, dig a large lump of the surrounding soil with the roots! 

2.  ?

3.  Looks a bit like angelica to me.

4. ?


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:03
4thPanda wrote (see)

I call them migraines OL, but am never sure 

Sounds to me like you need a proper diagnosis and proper meds.  


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:02

Panda ((hugs)) that sounds like bad migraine to me - Ma used to get them, she'd have to spend a couple of days a month in a darkened room when she was about your age - treat yourself gently  

Do you take migraine medication?  There's some good stuff available on prescription nowadays, much better than when Ma was suffering. 

Bamboo canes

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:58

I  don't have problems with bamboo canes rotting either - I've had some of mine for years and years, probably since 2000 or around then. 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:56

We've always known you're a bit of a star Ryan 


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:36

Pam thanks for those pics - they're very similar, but as I remember them from a very long time ago, the centre petals were paler and even finer, sort of like shredded chiffon, but yours are the nearest I've ever seen. Certainly the way the back petals do that sort of windmill thing is as I remember 

ID Please

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:30

Alan that's really good news!!!  about the op I mean, not the 50ft long hebe - that sounds something like the Little Shop of Horrors!!!

I'm so glad that you've got some improvement already - we'll have to meet up at that pub some day - meanwhile, don't overdo things!!! 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 16:58

In Norwich city centre we sometimes get skateboarders in their mid 20s using the roads - there's no way of telling which direction they're going to take and they swerve in and out of parked cars with abandon - when I remonstrated politely with one who'd cut me up at traffic lights then swerved across my path down a hill, he swore at me and said that he should be treated as a cyclist - I said in that case he should have brakes, some form of steering and lights and put his arm out if he was turning right - you should have heard the abuse I got 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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