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Mark 1963

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Dr Hessayon quits writing

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:20

Hi Zoomer44

I have a Kindle, its only OK for novels or bulky history books. Mine is only in black and white. I still buy physical books for gardening. I buy most of my books second hand, if it gets wet or dirty, no hard shakes, if you get a kindle wet, drop it or lose it that's a couple hundred quid up the spout.

Can you grow edelweiss in the UK?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:05

I'm started to get a few ideas together for next years rockery, thinking of alpine flowers I was wondering can we grow edelweiss in the UK? obviously in a container to give it the right soil conditions, but do we have the right climate and air quality?

Flowers on the Venus Fly Trap

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 09:13

thanks Amy, I'll let it flower. I kept mine in the greenhouse during the summer, on active service. Its inside the garage on the windowsill now. All is well. I think I'll get some more next year.

Sliver Birch question

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 21:16

Hi Lizzy,

These are not just small branches, I noticed large amount of the trees not coming into leaf in the spring.  I think after nutcutlet comment I might call in a tree surgeon and see what he says

Flowers on the Venus Fly Trap

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 19:35

thanks Jim and all, I think I'll just let nature be nature

Sliver Birch question

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 19:18

Hi All

I have noticed over the summer that it looks like my three Silver birch trees might be coming to the end of their lifes.

There are a lot of dead branches on them, although it seems to be sprouting further down the tree?

Anyway, my question is this, can I take cutting from it so if the worst happens at least I'll have offspring's to take its place(s)

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 16:08


I grew these in the summer, coco sun, dwarf sunflowers. multiple heads. Great value

winter solstice 2013 Saturday, December 21

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 11:23

Hi artjak

I use to help my Dad with his garden, and we go to flower festival and apple picking at Sandringham. I would just sit and listen to my Dad and his brother in law talk about gardening. I learnt a lot. Dad is 86 now and cannot garden anymore. Its me now telling him about my garden. I take photos of what I do and send them to my parents. I go down once a year and buy them a few hanging baskets to dot around the garden.

winter solstice 2013 Saturday, December 21

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 22:31

You know what, artjak I was going to mention the 'heli' but did not want to sound to 'show off' That's my task for next year to learn more Latin names to help me understand my plants.

Us Lynn boys have to stick together. I lived on the Fairstead from 1975 to 2000. My parents still live there. I try and go down once a year. Message me if you want to talk further about Lynn.

Badly explained help!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 11:59

Thanks obelixx,

That makes sense, I understand now.

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scented viola "Etain"

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fuchsias slow to flower

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Weird dream last night

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Anyone grown Swan River daisies ?

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egg shell found in the garden

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Silver Birch Catkins

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