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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:35

That is quite amazing Bob

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:31

B-L, thank you for that link.

Road building anyone?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:28

a1154, have you asked the farmer what he would recommend for longevity with tractor use? I walk my dog on the tractor trails around where I live, they are all grass and they form serious ruts that you would not want to take a car or van over, I think you need something a bit more solid than just grass.

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:23

corncockle; what a lovely compliment to us all I absolutely agree about compulsory gardening: to all those who say,'bring back National Service', I think young men and women should all spend 1 year at Kew Gardens, or similar as apprentices. Then they would not be entering adult life thinking that farmers 'grow mud' or throwing away an apple because there is a spot of earth on it. Those last 2 items I read this week about children's beliefs about their food.

My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:10

Inglezinho, that link does not work for me. If you are using a computer as opposed to a smart phone you click on the tree icon above your text and choose a photo and follow the simple instructions. If you still have problems, there are some real technocrats on the forum who could advise you (I'm not one of them)

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:06

I highly recommend visiting the Old Vicarage, one of the most impressive and interesting gardens I have ever seen

Hope we can organise Beth Chatto visit; if anyone is truly desperate to see it and you live the other side of nowhere, I can put you up for the night, but it will be a long journey home from Beth Chatto as I am just South of King's Lynn.

I would absolutely love to see Christopher Lloyds garden before I get as old as the hills (30), as, in a haphazard way he has been the inspiration behind my rather ad hoc herbacious planting. Nut recommends a coach trip there as it is too far to drive there and back in one day, but I have a lovely old friend in South East London I could stay with and I could tootle off from there I think. (am I right in thinking his garden is in Kent or Sussex?)

Massive grass snake

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

Thanks Dove, what a curious little creature. (I didn't mean you Dove)

My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:13

I've seen that garden and it is incredible

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:10

 Veg garden

 I am suffering from cloche envy

 I think even our experts were a little puzzled by this.

 A very pretty little pathway

 Great driftwood table

 and here are the legs for any keen carpenters


Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:03

...and yet more pics; I hope this is not as boring as showing holiday pics (this is mum and me at Weston-super-mare....)

 Artjak, Topbird, Supernoodle, Dove, Panda, Nut.

 Strange hairy treetrunk

 Everywhere you look there are the most marvellous views and their containers are the best I've ever seen.

 I found this area fascinating; Mediteranean / desert planting

 The meadow

 close up of meadow

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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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