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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 12:36

Oh, Leadfarmer snuck in there. It's looking gorgeous, LF.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 12:34

Thank you. Those plants can manage without being watered all the time, at least, that's the idea! I'm a bit of a plantaholic and garden nut and now I'm not horse riding any more I have more time for the garden.


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 10:52

Pleased with my haircut and the hairdresser is walking distance.

We'll go later, Dove, when you are better. At least you aren't missing good weather today when you are ill. I hope you feel better soon.

Must go and unpack a box, still a couple of unpacked ones from the move here in February.


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 09:06

Morning all. Morning Dove. As it's Classic Roses Rose Festival this weekend I was wondering about tomorrow. But our friends arrive this afternoon and I want to ask them first. But you may not be well enough. We would be happy to go again next week, should be more roses out. And parking would probably be easier. But if you are up to it tomorrow and our friends want to go that's fine too.

Shame it's raining this morning, OH was wondering about going to the Festival at 11am as well today, as Rachel de Thame should be there. He thinks she's pretty. But if she was Darcey Bussell there'd be no stopping him!

Going to get my hair cut. See you later.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:49

Lovely garden photos everyone.

My front border in the cottage in Norfolk has grown while we've been in France. Photos are April and yesterday. There is a lot of bindweed, been treating it with Round Up gel.

Forum changes now live

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:38

Now I understand about the ads on this new site. I didn't get them in France, just a blank waste of space on the right. Here in England they keep flashing up all the time.


Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:36

Meant to say, now I understand about the ads on this new site. I didn't get them in France, just a blank waste of space on the right. Here in England they keep flashing up all the time.


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.

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