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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


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 19:00

Thanks for the welcomes ......feels good to be home.  Rained all day here, and soooooo cold too.  Still, don't go back to the coal face til Tues, so might get a chance to get out in the garden for a spot of pottering tomorrow.

looking forward to catching up with all the GW and Beechgroves I have missed this evening


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 10:28

 Hi Guys .....I'm back

Had a frantic time at work followed by a lovely time relaxing in Italy.  Lots of ruins and Michelangelo - Pompeii and Sistene Chapel were totes amazeballs (Panda) - plus sunning ourselves and relaxing under lemon trees.

Garden is looking good on our return - lovely NDN has been working hard keeping it all watered - and now the heavens have opened.  Best go empty the suitcases straight into the washing machine.....and find a jumper


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:47

Very pretty Dove .....i love pink roses, and that is such a lovely soft pink

I am about to disappear into a work shaped hole, and am unlikely to reappear again til August.  I'll be keeping up with you all in snatched spare moments (particularly when sanity needs restoring) but will have ziltch to contribute of a gardening nature.  So don't worry about me .....I'll be back.

...and keep your eye on the papers


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 00:25

Oh no Lizzie - what a disaster Hope tomorrow is more successful

LilyP - i keep all my agapanthus in pots.  They like having their roots constrained, plus I bring them all into the GH for the winter to stop them getting too wet and cold.


Posted: 05/07/2015 at 23:26

Nanny - Woodgreen is in the New Forest, Ringwood side.  A few of us met up there for their open gardens event .....some beautiful gardens, and all in an idyllic setting

Hanging a Horseshoe

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 23:00

we have all ours with open end up hanging over our front door was a "favour" given at our wedding..... 20 years on, and all is well

Hanging a Horseshoe

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 22:56

Just different traditions in different parts of the country .....I think thats quite nice

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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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