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Posted: 09/01/2014 at 09:30

Keeps the horses clean, but the blankets don't half get muddy!!! 

Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 09:18

My daughter gets Tortoiseshells hibernating in their Victorian apartment - she relocates those she finds into the old brick garden shed which is dry and just about frost free. 

We move ours into the garage. 

Compost accelerator

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 09:14

Hello Pentillie   Have you been hibernating?   Hope you've not suffered too much in that weather you've been having down there!


We always use Recycled Beer & Cider on our compost heaps, as recommended by Bob Flowerdew - OH is always happy to help 



Posted: 09/01/2014 at 09:08

Clari - did you pull your back while putting your socks on??? ((hugs)) 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 09:04

Some time ago we discussed the idea of meeting up occasionally to visit a garden .... is anyone interested in meeting up to do a Snowdrop Walk in East Anglia late Jan/early Feb?

 I was thinking of Anglesey Abbey as it's fairly accessible and we'll be able to have tea and cake, but some of you may have other ideas?

Once we decide on date and venue etc, I suggest that anyone wishing to discuss more detailed personal arrangements should use the Private Message facility or swap email addresses.  


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 08:39

Panda - just read your last post properly ((hugs)) to you 

indoor tomatoes: pots v growbags

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 08:30

Definitely pots and good quality compost - I would use John Innes No 2.  

However, I'm concerned that the situation you describe will not provide high enough light levels for tomatoes. 

Which Daphne?

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 07:43

Kevock have lots of Daphnes and their prices are quite reasonable I think - don't know what the postage and packing is tho'.


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 07:32

Good morning all   Got my walk in just before the heavens opened - Mr Reynard was about - I could smell where he'd been, and just as I got home I heard a fox's bark.  It's that's time of year when they're into making 'friends' with each other 

Forecast says it may be brighter later - that would be good, I noticed yesterday that the violas are badly in need of a dead-heading session.

Tough shrub for shady, windy spot

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 19:49

I know a Mahonia japonica which revels in just such a spot - it looks glorious at the moment and the scent is wonderful. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: Today at 17:08

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 13:33

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41
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