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Posted: 27/07/2015 at 08:08

Welcome home Pdoc

What an amazing adventure!!!  Please post lots and lots of pictures and stories about your trip  - we'll let you know if we're getting bored   Maybe a special thread so that if anyone has a particular aversion to ice and snow they can look away

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:53

Getting excited now

Don't think we'll need the suncream Fidget .......

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:33

Alder tree?


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:31

Thanks DD  

Can someone remind me to pick my camera up as I leave the house - I have charged the batteries


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:00

Thanks Verdun - Little Carlow is one that I remember liking   it's now on my list!

Will do our best to have fun at Bressingham -  but we may be Singing in the Rain!

Olive trees drying out and giving no fruits at all.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:56

I have no experience of growing olives on that scale - but my initial reaction to your first picture is that the olive tree is surrounded by much bigger trees which must be taking all the water from the soil. 

Have a look at successful olive groves in your area - are the olive trees surrounded by other trees or do they each have plenty of space? 

Watering once a fortnight isn't very much at all - how much water do you give each tree?

I agree with BLT, talk to local olive growers - make friends and seek their advice


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:50

Good morning/afternoon PatE

I may be cynical in my old age, but the fact that the school holidays started last week is what's caused the wet weather - I think the little blighters and their teachers should stay at school all summer, then the weather would be glorious! 

We take our holiday in September, when schools have gone back and the weather's had time to improve - it always works for us

Delphinium Delfix Rose

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:45

My delphiniums' first flush of flowers is over (some flower earlier than others) - I'd cut your flower stems back and feed with some tomato feed - you might get a second flush of flowers this year, or you might have to wait until next summer - yours sounds like a young plant.  Treat it well and don't let the slugs get it and hopefully it'll be twice the size next year.


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:28

I buy my roses from the late Peter Beales' Classic Roses

You won't buy better anywhere and their site has a fantastic search facility to help select the right roses for your conditions.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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