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Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:56

Plenty more here Verdun, if you can cope - a baker's dozen???

Small grass space requiring attention.

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:54

She need some grass seed that is especially for shady areas - available from most garden centres.


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:33

 It's ok Verdun - donuts are on their way - being loaded as we speak ...

Get ready to catch ..............


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:12

Some people seem to be having a problem with PMs - I'm on a laptop and am not having a problem - think people on ipads and tablets are the ones finding difficulties.  Someone has sent a message to Daniel but of course, it's the weekend ... Oh dear Verdun - hope you don't feel too isolated all the way down there in the southwest on your own


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 16:41
LesleyK wrote (see)

... People are gardening next door.  ..


The people behind us are 'gardening'  - giving the lawn its first cut of the year, I had to come in 'cos the sounds of blades striking flint was ear-shattering - I could actually smell that burning smell you get from sparking flints!   Now they're strimming.  It'll be quieter out there soon


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:59
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

DOVE. Just read your later post.... Terrible thing to loose a child.   Were you related to the child/family ?    Must have been terrible. 

Not related - a family I'd worked with for a few years, very isolated mum whose family kept their distance as they didn't understand her son's disability and seemed to think it might be contagious or some form of divine retribution rather than what it actually was, an inherited genetic condition.

She had no one else to be with her and liaise with the medical staff etc - I used to work for Children' Services supporting families who had a child/children with severe learning and/or physical disabilities.. 

damaged rhubarb leaves

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:58

Slugs and snails

Yellow Courgettes

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:29

I've found that yellow courgettes do develop a yellowish tinge to the leaves - different to chlorosis or yellowing due to lack of nutrients or drainage problems  - but it won't do any harm to feed them as Bob has said.


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:26
Edd wrote (see)

... I would have a word with the developers about this!

Get your solicitors to do this!!! If not handled correctly it could just affect the value of your house and affect its mortgagability.  Don't want to be alarmist but this needs sorting out properly. 

Good luck!


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:23

Losing a child - I can't imagine - although in the past it has been my job and my privilege to sit at a bedside with a mother as she watched her firstborn teenage son pass away.

The funeral we went to yesterday was of a friend who died unexpectedly whilst at home convalescing from a relatively straightforward op, just three days short of his 45th birthday ... his parents and sister just looked shellshocked yesterday ... as indeed are we all. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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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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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

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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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

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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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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