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What is this please?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 21:00

Nutcutlet and I saw this in an NGS garden today, no one knew what it was;

 Berries and leaves from the mystery bush.

I need some help please!?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:57

Elderflower fritters? ...or cordial... Mary Berry has a recipe I think. If it is the Elder that grows into a tree, I believe it will be VERY big.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:54

So annoying, there is a limit on how much one can upload; but no sign or signal to tell you when you've over done it! Will show more pics tomorrow.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:52

Today, Nutcutlet and 2 of her keen gardening friends (one of whom gives talks on snowdrops) and my ignorant self went to 2 National Garden Scheme gardens, by appointment. We arrived at the first at 12.00 and left the 2nd at 5.00. What was so amazing was that being 'by appointment' the owners in both cases took us around telling us the history of the gardens (they were both rough ground until a few years ago) and the names of the plants. We were then given a wonderful cream tea with homemade jam. What a day out! Here are a few pics;

 Long view of Twin Tarns

 This garden is full of lovely vistas

 A splendid adults tree house with fabulously comfortable chair hanging below

 Rest of the tree house overlooking site of former home of Bishop of Ely.

 Bridge over fern gully

 Nut and I really liked this stone seating area with sedums growing everywhere

 Small flower meadow with path mowed through

 Steps and sedums

 Some water pics; there were loads of dragon and damsel flies here

 A little waterfall


An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 15:59

I'm trying to introduce snail hurling as an Olympic sport. I feel it would work very well with slug tennis

over wintering perrenials in pots

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 15:50

I would tip each one out of it's pot and see if it has masses of roots; in which case, plant on to a pot 2 to 4 cm larger. If the root system does not seem cramped, leave well alone unless the pots are very small. I'm assuming the geranium is the hardy type, not a pelagonium.


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 18:53

They are the kind of plant that you really need to keep an eye on

Patio Roses in Containers

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 18:21

My 2 half standards in big pots get watered heavily twice a week as they face south. I dead head them also. I agree with Dave Morgan, give them some TLC


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 18:07

Had first sweetcorn yesterday; I'm in Norfolk and I think they need a few more days on the plant.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 13:58

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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