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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 19:31

Well jell here too So pleased you all had such a good day.  Looking forward to pix ....any of phlox ???


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 19:28

Look after that knee Hosta - not fair of work to grumble and put pressure on you.  If the doc is getting cross you'd better listen - tell work to

Had a bit of a potter, pulled out a few weeds, deadheaded a few pinks, cut back some poppies and hauled up some alliums.  Loads of weeds if you look closely, but the overall impression is good I will have to start going out without my lenses in

Gave the new GW mag a good reading too.  Making the most of my last day of freedom.  Will see you all back on the early shift again tomorrow

The Arctic

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 19:21

Ooooooo - love polar bears


Brambles & roses

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 15:23

I've had some success using SBK targeted at brambles growing through some established azaleas - see thread copied below for suggestions:


The Arctic

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 15:15

Loving that walrus (pic4)

How about the night sky - was it starry away from all the light pollution?  Or was it light pretty much all the time at this time of year?  

The Arctic

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 11:24

Wow  I hadn't expected there to be grass  Was it very quiet?


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 09:36

It was Alan


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 08:15

Welcome back Pdoc - sounds amazing.  Would love to hear more .....not a trip I am ever likely to make, so to experience it "second hand" will be a real treat


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 08:12

Morning All - have a great time at Bressingham.  The New England asters are meant to be mildew resistant Dove - avoid the novi-belgii.

Blue sky bits can be seen here now - so they will be heading Suffolk way soon. Hope Fidget left the suncream in her bag

Quiet day today - time to chop back some of my early perennials (oriental poppies are a disgrace), and have a general tidy up before back to work tomorrow.

Also - something is eating the flower heads off my sweetpeas - leaving only the long stalk behind on the plant - anyone had anything similar ?


Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 23:16

Hope the sun shines and you all have a wonderful day.  

Last time I went to Bressingham I had a baby in tow ....she is now 18.  Still remember the beautiful phlox paniculatas ......its where my enthusiasm for them first began.  Maybe they are still there, in the island beds

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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