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Posted: 06/12/2013 at 17:11

What you need clarington, is a nice cream doughnut with your afternoon coffee.

 Cream cake Friday. If you're at work at this time on a Friday, you deserve it.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 15:14

OK  Friday night boozeup at Verduns  Log Cabin.  I've found a bottle of Damson Gin labelled 2003.  Also I've got a bottle of Tequila I bought in Mexico in 1984, that probably needs drinking up. (the sort without the agave worm in)

Beef curry and rice. (No beans, I think we've had quite enough wind for this week.)

  Also I seem to have a lot of chocolates. Gremlins at the suppliers I think, I've had to put them on hold.

 And I've got a nice marrow bone for Spike.

what is this tree

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:56

The local florists sell 4 ft sections for 50p a twig. I wonder if i could sell some contorted hazel the same. (harry lauders walking stick) except  mines much more contorted and twisted.

what is this tree

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:25

Branches look a bit contorted. Would it be a contorted willow? What were the leaves like?

Does Anyone Recognize this Weed?

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:17

Hairy bittercress?

Talkback: Leaf mould

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:16

Make sure any recent scars are well covered , chippy, you don't want to open them up again. 

I have one builders bag with the contents of two builders bags worth of  oak leaves in from last year. I have filled one bag with leaves from this year.  I expect to use last years leaves next spring, maybe to top dress around the hellebores and between bulbs to show them up better. It takes a long time,but if you have room in an out of the way place, it takes little work other that the initial raking up.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:09

Dove , I have PM'd you.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:07

If you have the short page , you get a bit at the bottom with three other "on the forum", and then a double arrow right to "all featured comments". If you press that it brings the full page back.  Hope that makes sense?


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:01

I've still not had the answer to  Did you fly over to connecticut on fairygirls broomstick,or is it from Tesco?(the hellebore)

Compost bin

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 13:58

I put twiggy bits that havn't rotted well the first time round in the bottom. It all get mixed up anyway, but I believe the received wisdom is twiggy stuff in the bottom. Is that on a soil base so that the worms can get in, or are you going to add a starter of some brandlings and a bit of finished compost?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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Last Post: 02/03/2014 at 18:13

For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:09

Bug id please.

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 16:05

odd aquilegias.

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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:22

tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 13:29

Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 20:59

How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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