Posted: 11/11/2014 at 19:17
Dug the huge cannas out of the big terracotta pot today. When I planted them there were 2 reds and one yellow (but it was orange) in 3 little plastic packets from the supermarket. Now I have 2 cardboard boxes of huge roots. Had to use a garden fork to get them out of the pot. Wrapped in fleece in the garage. Pot now has bi-colour blue and yellow Morpho pansies and Cool Wave pansies in it.
Just watched "Gardens from Above" with Christine Walkden. Really enjoyed it. Wasn't a lot of "above", she visited Beth Chatto's wonderful garden and talked to Beth, who is now 91. I wrote to her when I was young and starting my garden and she wrote me a lovely letter, which seems to have got lost. Christine also went to Hyde Hall, another great garden. We'll be visiting both those when we go to East Anglia next July.