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
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
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
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.
Posted: 24/08/2015 at 13:58