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Posted: 13/11/2013 at 12:27

KEF - are you feeling better?

Online Ordering

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 11:36

 = secret (whispering into ear) - is that what you were asking? 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 10:33

Sharp frost overnight here in Norfolk - brilliant sunshine now.  Washing going out in a minute 

aquelegia flowering now

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 10:32

How lovely to have something so beautiful at this time of year as a reward for your tlc.  I agree with Nut, best kept out in the fresh air. 

Tudor Monastry Farm

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 09:21

Thank you David  much appreciated.

Talkback: How to protect tender plants over winter

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 09:20

Good morning Maggie - you livei where I lived for most of my life  

I wouldn't worry too much about the part of the trees above ground - I'd be protecting the pots by raising them up on feet so that they drain freely  and wrapping them in 2 or 3 layers of bubble wrap which will help avoid the soil from freezing solid and preventing the roots from 'breathing'.  

The big danger for plants like these is not cold per se, but cold & wet, so keep them in a sheltered spot against the house and keep them fairly dry.  I would only use your fleece bags during very cold spells, and remove them when the weather improves to keep good airflow around them and avoid any chance of damp conditions which might cause mildew and rot. 

Good luck, and give my love to Mid Suffolk 


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 09:09

Morning Chicky 


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 09:09

It appears that this was Mr T's choice 

I'm hoping that the new approach means that it'll be more about plants and less about hard landscaping 


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 08:51

Well, I've completed the questionnaire but I'm not sure what help my answers will be as the questions appear to be rather unfocussed.  But it's all a learning experience for the students 

cherry tree

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 08:43

Is it one of these?


One of my very favourite small trees - I bought one for my parents when then still lived at home, and Ma said it cheered her up in the winter when she looked out of the window while doing the washing up.  Pa hurrumphed that it cheered him up because he always did the washing up 

There was a mature one just outside my office window at work - it was a beauty - I shall miss it now I've retired. 

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