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Posted: 01/10/2013 at 06:20

Good morning all, good morning Stacey   Any chance of lobbing a croissant over this way - OH ate the last of the loaf yesterday evening so no toast for me   I shall have to have porridge when I get to work 

Rat In The Compost Bin

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 06:18

I'd love to find a grass snake in our garden - we used to get them when we had the small-holding - loved to watch them swimming in the ponds.  I know there are some in this area - they have been seen - so I live in hope. 

As for rats - yes small-holed weldmesh would do it.  They'd gnaw through chicken wire.  Brother (a potato farmer) says rats will eat through concrete to get at potatoes - they love potatoes more than anything - so refrain from putting potato peelings on your compost heap while there are rats in the vicinity.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 22:03

Going to snooze now - night night, see you tomorrow 

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:16


 Verdun, aeoniums can get pretty big in Norfolk 

These are not growing on a bank or in a raised bed. 

Tom/Tato Plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:22

I can think of better uses for a grafter's skill 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:15

Hello again - I'm flollopping on the sofa watching Dinnerladies - the friend who came to stay earlier in the year used to be Head Chef at Bodnant before she retired - she often speaks about sitting on the edge of that pool watching the goldfish.   I'll watch the garden prog on catch-up. 

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 19:20

Hi Kevin - I grew those Solano beans a few years ago - we liked the flavour, but all the beans were ready to pick at the same time - I spent a whole weekend freezing beans and ramming them into our tiny freezer 

Am going to try Buerre de Roquencourt next year, if I can find space in the garden - I've not grown them before, but they're supposed to have a fantastic flavour 

Plant id

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 18:06

LOL Nut, we're doing well today 

Talkback: Red kites

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 17:57

Yesterday we were eating our Sunday lunch in a riverside pub on the Norfolk Broads, and watching a young hen harrier performing acrobatics on the wind above the marshes 

Does anyone recognise this dahlia?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 16:08

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

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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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
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