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Posted: 05/08/2015 at 19:15

Welcome back GWRS - glad you had a lovely time - my Aged Ps visited Malta quite a while back - they loved it.  Ma loved the carriage rides


Can someone have a look at the Privet Hedge thread?  I've zoomed in on the photos and I don't think it's privet

Even you hard hearts......

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 19:11

Thought you were doing it for artistic effect Hosta ...  I thought it was quite effective

Various problems :( pics included

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 19:10

Have they been short of water and wilted at any time?

privet hedge sickly at base

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 19:06

Are you sure that's privet?  It doesn't look like it to me when I zoom in, and I have got my new glasses on ...

Even you hard hearts......

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 18:30

  I'm not complaining - I watch and enjoy almost all of them - I liked The Instant Gardener and the Autistic Gardeners, love Carol K's series (reminds me a bit of Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers - another very enthusiastic enthusiast ) .  I watched some of Mr T, I just don't think the more recent ones have been gardening programmes - doesn't mean they're bad programmes - just not to my taste

However I do enjoy GW

Bee boxes

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 17:53




Posted: 05/08/2015 at 17:48

Hosta - have a look here lots of info and also ways of making a feeding station that cats/rats don't like going into

Primrose - Muntjac are quite happy paddling around in water . The culprits could also be Chinese Water Deer - they look superficially similar and are also on the increase in the UK.   This might be helpful


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:44

We put out food for the hedgehogs and we don't get rats - well, so far anyway and we've been doing it for around four years now.   This is what what ours like .  It has to be the 'semi moist' - ours don't like the dried version.  You can get it via  Amazon

They also like sunflower hearts, chopped up peanuts and banana chips and dried mealworms.

Also every night they drink lots of water from a shallow dish that we fill with fresh rainwater from the water butts.  They have save access to the pond as there's a sloping gravel beach, but they seem to prefer the water in the dish.

Flowering plant ID, please.

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:25

I agree - Common Chicory - the roadsides between Norwich and Beccles are blue with it at the moment - gorgeous


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:07
KEF wrote (see)

Hi all

Dove soz to hear that Ma is unsettled  hugs ...

It's not really that she's unsettled - she loves The Lovely Home and the staff there - she just has memories of 'having to get back' from when Pa was living there and she was still at home - she used to visit him every day and then Pa would worry about her getting back home before dark and she's got confused memories of that. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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