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Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:20

Just watched Steve Redgrave's face as he watched John Inverdale talking around and around in circles about the perfect  rowing four under the umbrellas, just after the camera caught him swallowing something he was eating - SR's face was a picture of total bemusement  

Trim down cypress exposing dry/drown core

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:14

In a word ........... DON'T!!! 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 13:58

I loved the brilliant quote from Sir Chris Hoy about Sir Bradley Wiggins, talking to him about when BW was a kid with long gangly legs, "... and then you got on a bike, and everyone said 'This kid's going somewhere'." 

A bit obvious, I'd have thought ........ a bike is a mode of transport

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 13:13

Topbird   presumably the prices of the jobs you've paid for contained an element of profit - probably about one third?  My thought is that the tv gardeners don't need to build their profit into the cost of the tv work as they presumable make money from the programme in some other way ?

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 11:24

I took some cuttings of the salvia (it's Trewithen Cerise) earlier in the year when I cut it back - they all took and grew on well and Wonky and Nut each have one and I've got some planted out in another bed - but yes, I'll take some more   along with some of the Salvia greggii Icing Sugar  

And plan to move Daniel late Sept/early Oct 

Plants identity

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 11:11

And that's the way Cornus controversa grows - in tiers - it's sometimes known as the Wedding Cake Tree 

Another ID

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 11:08

I'll go for larkspur 

Ideas for a native mixed hedge

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:38

I would plant bare rooted plants as Redwing advises, and then use debris netting and posts to screen the wind and let the hedge establish.  You'll have to keep marauding brambles and bindweed at bay for the first few years, whatever you plant.


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:33

Shouldn't get it muddled today Fidget - it's mainly jeans and tee shirts in the washer 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 10:13

Welcome home Chicky - glad you and Mr C had a lovely time - think you deserved a good holiday!

I'm back from Wrose with the pasta I forgot yesterday - also grabbed a pizza in case we don't get a chance to eat properly this evening, and some of vistor's favourite beer for the weekend.

Just having a coffee while the washing machine does it's last spin then I'll hang that lot out before making the bechamel and assembling the lasagne.  

I'll need to check the pots to see if they need watering today or whether they'll be happy waiting until tomorrow ... this wind is very drying ... 

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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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