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Posted: 23/12/2012 at 20:55

Happy Christmas to all you fellow grubby handed souls whatever you watch/don't watch.

May I say a special "Happy Christmas" to happymarion - There's a lovely opera and Broadway music. - you're a tonic.

Clearing snow...

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 21:18

.......  and should have mentioned taxes for funding public broadcasting joys: the BBC.

Anyway, shovel away the snow for the goodwill of it.  

Clearing snow...

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 21:12

Amazon told Commons public accounts committee last month that its sales were £2.9bn but paid tax of only £1.8m.  Would respectfully suggest giving business to your local area stores as much as possible and John Lewis, Debenhams etc. as firms more committed to this county's future so that money/tax stays in UK to fund schools health care (for gardeners) etc  

Clearing snow...

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 23:18

Get out, get fitter by helping ourselves and our neighbours.  Clear spaces to walk:

It's such a help!

Laburnum Tree

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 23:57

Then again ......?  Our tree, of about eighty years old, looked to be getting weaker - poor leaves and smaller, fewer flowers so I asked a local tree surgeon if he felt it was needing his services.  He replied "Do you feed it?"  I said no and he said to get feeding it - how else could it grow well?  I now feed it blood, fish and bone with a good mulch of compost every Spring and it looks very good each year.

Does Anyone Know What This Mauve Flowered Plant Is Please?

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 19:03

Yes.  I agree too:

It also comes with white flowers.  Self seeds and much loved by bees.  Seedlings are easy to weed out if you don't want them where they appear. The flowers look good in salads and the flowers can be eaten.  If you think ahead you can freeze the individual flowers in ice cubes - look lovely in drinks ..........

Talkback: Mulberry trees

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 16:21

The joys of seeing this tree grow, watching the fruit magically appear, year after year, easily trump the temporary stains of fallen fruit.  The staining of fingers is a badge of bliss as the fruit is shared out.  If you have never tasted the fruit - plant a tree and the fruit comes quickly.  No room in your garden - guerrilla garden one then?

Mulberry Tree Disease?

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 19:17


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Mulberry Tree Disease?

About two weeks ago brown spots started to appear on one low branch of this twenty year old tree. There have been no previous problems and we have yet another heavy crop to look forward to later this summer. Any advice would be so appreciated, please.  
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