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Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:35

Had another good day today.

This morning did a lot of spraying and Round Up gelling on bindweed and brambles on the bank over the wall, along the front of the cottage and back of the front border. It was winter when we bought the cottage so hadn't seen the bindweed.

This afternoon we went to Peter Beales Classic Roses. Lovely rose garden, loads of plants and roses for sale and they were preparing for a Rose Festival this weekend so I think we'll go again. The roses will be more in flower in a week or two, but there were plenty out. I was wondering if Dove would go, but now she's not well.

I hope you get better soon Dove, I was hoping to contact you in a few days.

A couple of good friends are coming to stay for a few days tomorrow. I hope they want to go to Peter Beales. We'll probably visit another garden while they are here.

Garden Visits

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:20

Great photos, Obelixx. We went to Beth Chatto in July last year, interesting to see the difference.

Last year we went to Bressingham in July too, when it was a riot of colour. We went yesterday, still lovely but greener and fresher looking, less colour.

Garden Visits

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 23:30

Thank you Yviestevie. Beautiful photos. They bring back happy memories, my mother used to live in Battle, no longer with us.

We went to Houghton Hall yesterday in Norfolk. Big stately home, used to belong to Robert Walpole, now Lord Cholmondely lives there. There is a lovely 5 acre walled garden divided into sections, rose garden, veg etc.


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:05

Hello all. We've had a lovely 2 days in Norfolk so far. Went to Houghton Hall yesterday, gorgeous walled garden, 5 acres, and a stately home to visit. We went to Bressingham gardens today, went last year in July so different plants flowering. Been lucky with weather, sun and cloud, 21° then rain on the way home.

My flower bed at our cottage is looking lovely, grown a lot and the plants in the 3 big pots on the patio have grown and are still alive, in shade most of the day.

Is there a thread for gardens we've visited in 2016 or do photos go on garden pictures?


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 23:04

Gosh what a day Fidget! I hope you feel better now.

We are in Norfolk, flight left on time despite the strike. Went to a local pub to eat. Yummy but big helpings, feel full to bursting although I left half the chips.


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 08:52

Morning all.

Rang the airport as general strike today. Our flight has not been cancelled. Hopefully we'll be in Norfolk this afternoon.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 21:54

I haven't sprinkled the grass, too much rain for that! That was on the 8th May. Just had another event, the charity Strawberry Tea for church, but was too busy to take photos, 44 for tea, sandwiches, scones, cake, strawberries.

Here is the garden in the wind after the rain this afternoon.

gallery of shame

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 21:36

Snap, pp, I sprayed my weedy drive today and half an hour later it tipped with rain. Will it work? What a waste of time an money  Will I ever get around to doing it again?

What is this weed?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 20:26

I agree with nutcutlet on both counts.

Plant ID - weed?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 20:24

It's not a weed in my garden, I like it. It isn't invasive either.

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