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Posted: 21/09/2013 at 11:05

Hesitating to go out into the garden at the moment as I'm sitting here listening to a Willow Warbler singing in the big ash tree and I don't want to disturb it - it sounds so beautiful - it'll  be migrating back to Africa any day now. 

in or out fig

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 10:55

Call her Ferdinande - sounds a little more 'fruity' 

Mild and dry here with sunny spells   We'll try to hang on to the fine weather for your move   Hope it all goes well.

If you two ever fancy meeting for a pint in the Ship let us know - it looks our sort of place!

topiary ideas

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 10:48

This is what you want - he was on that Cottage Garden programme with Carol Klein.  


Posted: 21/09/2013 at 09:04

I thought the planting  of native plants on the bank was interesting, particularly as we've had a couple of queries here lately on stabilising the soil on banks - and it was lovely to see him talking about coltsfoot - one of my favourite wild spring flowers along with butterbur.


Posted: 21/09/2013 at 08:42

Weren't those echinaceas gorgeous? 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 08:02

Verdun - so sorry to hear of such sadness - there are no words that will help, but hopefully you and your friend can feel the warmth and love we're sending.


Posted: 21/09/2013 at 07:57

Good morning all 

A gardening and baking weekend beckons 

As for Green Tomato Chutney Lilleybee - here you are and welcome


House plants

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 21:21

Here you are Diddy - take your pick


Walnut Harvest

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 21:15

Green with envy - don't have a single one - but then we don't have a walnut tree so it would be expecting a bit much to hope for a crop.

 I've already purchased some jars of pickled walnuts and they're hidden away from everyone (me mainly) until Christmas.  There was time when I had access to walnut trees, my own and those of neighbours .... memories

I seem to remember it was the crows that did the thieving of unripe walnuts back then.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 20:02

We cleaned our BBQ last weekend and stored it away - that's why we've got this lovely Indian Summer   

Say thank you everyone 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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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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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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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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