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Hester Scott

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Get if off your chest.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 22:48

Forester,  hope you are around next time too and can keep your husband under control and out of my feathers.  Hester

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 17:46

I don't think that's the problem with starlings.  I had them years ago and nothing has changed.  But they have gone.  They are my favourite bird, great operators. -  

sole traders, also they have great fun in a gang!  So beautiful close up.  I'm going to try to come back as one in my next life.

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 17:38

So envious of you guys being able to burn prunings!  I was burning a few twigs (literally, and in an incinerator) when wah wah wah........... The fire brigade!  Quite nasty they were too.  Came for my neighbour last year.  We don't live in a built up area either.  In Ireland, where we are not renowned for environmental prominence.  My fear would be being made to pay for the fire trucks visit.  Now that would be nasty!

Primroses changing colour?

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 15:49

An interesting thing to do would be to take them out of their pots and tease them out into individual pieces and repot or replant and then see what happens colour wise.  They are tough as old boots and would benefit.  They look v crowded anyway.



Primroses changing colour?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 10:27

Are the new flowers fully out?  Buds often look paler before they develop fully.  Can't think of any other reason for this other than starvation.  Well done for rescuing them.  It's nearly as bad as watching an animal die observing the way they treat plants in supermarkets.  All that effort raising them, transporting them, not to mention the peat, and then tossed.


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:40

Sacococca, Christmas Box , would be great and v easy to grow as long as it is not too dry. Different varieties tho Confusa seems recommended.  It flowers in winter, early spring with a strong perfume so great for bees. Evergreen,which is another bonus, and it would look super with the olives.

Pitch Forks & flt tyned lifting forks

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 18:11

Mistakenly posted on the lawn heading.  Yep!  Not a pitch fork.  We called it a graip, but looking on the Internet most pictures looked lighthan than that fork. 

Lawn revival got me thinking

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 17:49

Interested in Sarah Raven referring to that fork as a pitch fork!  A pitch fork is something else entirely and is a lighter fork for hay making etc.  what she used is just a fork and is also called a graip, tho that may be a regional term. 

Just moved - horrible garden

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 07:42

Deb.  you are right.  You are overwhelmed.  And of course you are grieving for your old garden.  Mine faces east and while I would love more sun I find the mornings wonderful and after all that is often the sunniest part of the day.  And a new project!!  Lucky you!!

What tree is this?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 10:07

Seedlings are easy to pull up, and yes, a beautiful tree you have.

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For the first time ever I'm considering giving up my allotment, as I have never had a year like it. I must have sown or transplanted peas a... 
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