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Posted: 10/07/2015 at 08:08

Morning all. Going to Bressingham Gardens today.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:00

The Achillea could be "Terracotta".

The climber with the white star flowers is Trachelospermum Jasminoides or Star Jasmine.

The last one with purple spikes is Veronicastrum.

I think kleipieper has got the others.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:46

Thank you Beaus Mum


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:44

I really enjoyed meeting Dove, she's so easy to talk to. OH was impressed with the pub! We both like them, don't have them in France.

After we'd been to the village church we went to Wootten's. I bought a red Helenium and geranium Orion (after reading reports from Verdun). They had Roscoeas, but the nursery lady said it wouldn't be happy in Dordogne.

Been to another pub, ate too much (again!) and we're now back at the B&B for an early night.

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 08:39

Love the photo of Inka and Peggie, Sue. Good that they get on well.


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 08:38

Morning all.

We are going to Southwold too before meeting you, Dove.

Blackbirds will be enjoying the rest of my blueberries while we are away, Verdun. They love them.


Posted: 08/07/2015 at 23:13

It was a rather gloomy day today with spots of rain and poured later in the afternoon so instead of visiting Bressingham Gardens (we'll do that on Friday) we went to Norwich, which we liked, great market and lovely cathedral. Then had a quick look at a damp Southwold and saw my grandmother's old house which seems to be having major works done to it.

Look forward to meeting Dove tomorrow. Hope we aren't late, as we don't know how long it takes to get to places, relying on TomTom.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 22:03

Lovely gardens Wintersong and Mrs. Garden.


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 21:56

We left my car in a garage in the middle of France, went home by train and taxi, had a good night's sleep and started off again in OH's car. The ferry person had booked us on a ferry that left France at 1am so we hired a cabin, but it landed in England at 5am. We had a couple more hours sleep at DIL's, then set off for Suffolk. Now in nice B&B in North Suffolk, have been to local pub for a meal. Knackered, going to bed. Thank you for your good wishes.


Posted: 05/07/2015 at 23:44

Catastrophe! (as the French say). After 3 hours of driving my car broke down, overheated, needs some belt or something for the water pump. Now in a garage in the middle of France. Insurance said we couldn't come home today as car hire places were shut and wanted us to stay in a hotel. But daughter No 2's lovely French husband rang them and persuaded them to get us home by taxi, train to Limoges and another taxi. So we'll give it another go tomorrow in OH's car.

Ferry lady was nice and we have tickets for 1am ferry, no extra charge. 6pm was full, but it gives us a chance for a lie in tomorrow and we'll have a cabin on the ferry.

Nightmare waiting for breakdown man. You have to call the gendarmerie if you break down on a motorway, who is supposed to arrange for a breakdown man in 30 mins. A motorway chap arrived with plastic cones and eventually rang a breakdown man. The gendarme had forgotten to ring him. The hard shoulder was very narrow with brambles and nettles beyond it and it was hot with no shade.

Going to bed.


Garden girl, I think that plant is Scilla Peruviana.

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