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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:25

Today, Nut plus friend, Dove plus partner and myself went to Castor Gardens near Peterborough. I believe it is about 6 acres, with a large wood with mature trees.

Here are some pics

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 The first flower bed, with masses of flowers (I think they have their NGS opening now as so many of their flowers are at their best)

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 I have always been slightly repelled by Echinaceas, but have recently changed my mind

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 A nice sedum(?) with dark leaves and there is a bee there somewhere

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 This looks like a strange version of Nectoscordium

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 They seem to love intense colour here

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 A glimpse of the veg and fruit

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 Definitely greenhouse envy

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 I love the elegance of their fruit and veg area

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 Ahh, the Ornamental Gourds

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 ...growing in this lovely airy gazebo

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 which Nut wants!

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:32

David Spikes, I agree about Box; to me it smells of Tom Cats, but no one else seems to be able to smell it

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:03

I heard this on Radio 3 today; a prim 1950's mother, when asked by her small daughter 'What is normal?' 'It's a setting on the washing machine'

Plant with pretty pink flowers

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:00

I have a white version, which flowers now when other flowers are about to give up the ghost. It is planted in poor soil next to a little conifer and has only spread about 6" in 3 years. But I'm keeping an eye on it

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:58

That's a lovely idea KEF.

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

The answer is Dandelion!...and why can't weeds have reviews too?

Dig For Victory

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:49

What a great idea. I agree about a GC donating compost/growing medium. Newspaper pots are also brilliant. Sadly my sunflowers are over and composted. Is there anything else we can do to help?

Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:43

Great news, enjoy your good health

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:40

No

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