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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:32

It was great to see you again Artjak - and love the new hairstyle - really suits you and shows off your good bone structure (if you'll excuse the personal remark).

jo47 wrote (see)

Now just wondering if it's a crocosmia, seeing the flower spike at the front 

Think you may be right


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:43
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Did you buy anything in the garden centre yesterday, you lot. I was underwhelmed after the gardens. I can't help thinking they would do a lot better if they went round the gardens, made a list and set up a special area.... as seen in the Bressingham gardens. I wonder if they could do with a marketing consultant.

I think that a lot of the plants grown at Bressingham carry 'Breeders Rights' or whatever it's called so I'm not sure that they want other GCs to sell them.  Years ago it was part of the Bressingham Gardens set up and they sold plants developed by them.

I think that what happened is that after Alan B's death the GC enterprise was sold off in order to fund a trust to maintain the Hall and the Dell Garden and the steam museum etc as Alan would have wanted.  However the nursery gardens remained with the family.  Hence the setting up of the online shop by his grandson.

Something like that .....


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:40

Just been out thinning the grapes on the trellis with a pair of haircutting scissors, however it's started drizzling again.

I'll get the knitting out and start on the courgette warmers .....

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:35

Debcon - do I understand that your neighbour's animals are leaning over the boundary and are eatiing your plants?  I don't think that there's anything you can do about that other than to grow your plants out of reach. 

If his/her animals eat their way through your hedge, because it's the stock-owner's responsibility to fence his/her stock, then they'll have to erect a stockproof fence to keep them in so that they don't walk through the eaten fence into your garden.

2x plant ids please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:29

Snap! Hosta

2x plant ids please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:29

I think it's your father who's confused (and you can tell him I said so, but say it nicely)

that first picture is a yew.

The second picture looks like one of the potentillas.

Ok...its nasty

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 13:45

My lot are so used to being fed they don't seem to realise that they could be fending for themselves, scrumping my raspberries

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 13:38

Jo, sorry - I have no idea - I'm afraid I was a bit 'snap happy' and concentrating on colours, shapes and textures rather than plant names - if I go back I'll try to ID it for you - unless Verdun or someone can put a name to it sooner.

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 12:22

 It is the stock-owner's responsibility to keep the animals secure.

Replace Thorny Shrub

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 11:51

However, they are a wonderful place of refuge for small birds escaping from sparrowhawk predation and as such an ideal shrub to have near to your bird feeding station

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

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

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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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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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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