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ngs garden in Peterborough

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:32

Yesterday, nutcutlet and I went to see a small but exquisite garden on  a modern estate.

When you first enter you are in a small vestibule formed by a Portugese Laurel (Nut will correct all my mistakes on plant names I hope) There are some wonderful Hostas in this area

 and glowing bamboo

 more hostas

 Then the larger area;

 with a small pond,

 Then even more unusual hostas

 This one has a twisted form to the leaves

 Miniature Hostas! I didn't know there was such a thing.

Rob the gardener here then very kindly gave us cool drinks and showed us the estate allotments (every estate should have this!)

 delicious black beans possibly Italian

 I think this is a homemade polytunnel; brilliant

 artichoke now useful for a flower arrangement

 Canes fastened with plastic bottles

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:11

 A lovely cream Californian Poppy

 A happy mix - non of my doing, they just want to be like that

 Sunflowers sown by birds from hulled sunflower seeds

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:26

Sorry, should have typed 'done so'

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:26

Have just dine so Mike

border plant decision time - Leylandii backdrop !!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:42

Come on marky give us a break we can't recommend anything till we know the weather and soil conditions you are dealing with, so you have to give us a rough idea of where your garden is located.

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:39

It sounds wonderful; but then I don't have munchkins in my garden

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:35

So I have to be here from 7a.m. to 7p.m. for them to collect. Have been out with Nut for most of the day, at a BBQ this pm so will repack the thing at 6.30 am 2morrow

Horticultural Films

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:32

Lyn; War and Peas; brilliant

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 11:02

Ben, hope you can survive us meddling matchmakers Have a wonderful time on Saturday!

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:57

I have just been on the phone to Tesco and was pleasantly surprised at the response. I was given 2 options, swop the machine (but they have none in stock) so would have to wait possibly months to get a new one, meanwhile machine is blocking the porch. It is too heavy for me to carry to the studio which is where it is supposed to live. The other option is to get a refund.

With both options, I do not have to return with it to the store; they collect and deliver.

I guess because of the recent downturn in their popularity they are trying a bit harder. Sadly the staff in their stores still seem to regard the customer as a lower life form.


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