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Posted: Yesterday at 09:20

we're blessed to live in the SW though Verdun.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 23:14

if the choice is country smells, or the constant drone of traffic, the constant light pollution or the nightmare of other people's noise. I'd have the country ,and its smells every time. Each to his own.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 23:12

our next door neighbour , but one, is a dairy farm, and they keep the cows in barns all day , every day of the year. Easier to milk etc , but I'd love to see them out and about and, indeed, smell them.

What could I choose?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 23:03

if you're close to an RHS  garden, they'll have a huge selection of gardening books from which to choose.


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:44

I think the slugs have probably gone to bed for the winter now. I have about 300 hostas of around 100 varieties ( I've never counted them ) They fend for themselves over the winter.

Gunnera Manicata Overwintering

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:42

I have one which is partially submerged in the lake, and two more next to the pond which I just leave to  look after themselves. I never cover them up , or give any protection. North Devon here, but previously lived in Hants, and I've never lost one.


anyone reconise this plant description? please ?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:37

beat me to it Nutcutlet.


Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 15:41

indeed so Ww. One could analyse everything "organic" eg bone meal and find out it's chemical reactions which actually benefit us .

I've never been one for the , IMHO dogmatic, I'll NEVER  use this , or I'll  ALWAYS use that, approach.

I fully respect that others have a different point of view.


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 10:42

it'll die back when it gets a chill.


Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 10:18

first ground frost of the season here in North Devon. On a plus side there's the most beautiful clear blue sky, and, best of all, I've got 3 days off work to get out into the garden.

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Freezing corn on the cob.

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last night's GW

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some favourites 
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our new lawmowers

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chilli re-potting

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mystery tree

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gold medal at Cardiff

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Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

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