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Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:17

Have you worked out what a  "Fat Rascal" is yet, Verdun?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:17

I think that was me. My OH always refers to the seed catalogues as garden porn.

I've just mentally spent a few hundred pounds on exquisite daffs. Then reality will strike and I have to narrow it down to one or three select varieties. i have new ones for the pots each year, then they get stuck in a hole for after that. Doubles, pink,dwarf, orchid flowered, jonquils, I'm steadily working my way through the catalogues.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:40

There is a one hour programme on BBC4 next Tuesday at 9pm about Great Dixter.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:20

I'm thinking there are some seriously gorgeous daffs in Cornwall, No I don't mean you , Verdun

for those that missed it,



Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :) Two photos supplied

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:51

My elder is the wild sort and the leaves are much more advanced than that already.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:45

How long have you got to be on the exclusion diet before you introduce the suspects one at a time?

The last exclusion diet I saw was similar but you were allowed pears and lamb, because apparently these don't cause allergies. Of course allergies and intolerance are not the same.

Living with someone who is severely allergic to brazil nuts is ok. I spend too long in the supermarket looking at labels, and it takes twice as long at Xmas. The only time he came a cropper was some baklava which were supposed to contain pistachios(which he can eat) but started his mouth swelling. He had an antihistamine, and I stood by with the epipen and an ambulance on speed dial.Fortunately the antihistamine kicked in fast.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:16

Now Verduns wondering what a fat rascal is. We've only just educated him about elephants feet.(with cream in)


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:15

Just the one fat rascal?. But you need the energy to get around the grounds and back up that hill !!!

Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :) Two photos supplied

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:13

Can we have an in focus pic of leaves with a bit of stem? I'm thinking either elder or buddleja.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:10

Nice one, Mrs Garden. Fingers crossed for it rooting.

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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