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Latest posts by flowering rose

Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:47

I have just come back from a holiday in Norfolk in a lovely part on the fens.I thought Norfolk was all flat and fen but that is not true and is full of diverse country although not as hilly as the west and certainly the wind never stopped blowing.The wildlife on the fen where we were staying was amazing with all different birds.The most spectacular was the Barn owl at dusk ,a beautiful evening with a fantastic sunset (Norfolk has a big sky)the owl came low flapping across the fen come right up to us and we watched him hunt.He came again  another night and again we watched him hunt.I have only seen a Barn owl once before many years and this was a surprise.

st. holly

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:33

we have a holly that is very old and was looking a bit worse for wear,we pruned it and it rejuvenated.

Name That Plant!

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:31

Oak,I have two Oak trees grown from acorns my daughter planted 35 years ago.we have to keep them in check.

Forum names

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:30

for-get-me -not

Some unknown plants in my rockery

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 20:20

well I have the white flower specimen but I have no idea what it is but is pretty.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 20:18

I got  into gardening really when we had our first home and I was influenced by my mum who loved gardening .I found as time went on The enthusiasm for gardening increased and I would miss not having a garden.I have learned a lot and made many mistakes and still do but I find books and programmes helpful and inspiring.

Identify my mystery plant!

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:45

looks like a Camellia although it looks a bit under the weather.

holly shrubs

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 19:47

sometimes they do need a bit of prune to rid of old wood and diesesed parts.My very old holly looked ailing and i pruned it or cut it back and recovered

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pears

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 19:43

my pear tree and my neighbours have had very little blossom this year but my apple trees are laden as is my Quince tree.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:12

Dashed to the greenhouse avoiding the deluge of rain by using an umbrella ,saw that the seedlings were growing and needed watering .I then ran back indoors and put the kettle on and thought good job I cut the grass yesterday.oops must run to the green house forgot to shut window ,howling gale is now in force.Where did summer go ?

Discussions started by flowering rose

Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

daffodils 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11

danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48
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