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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 08:29

 Some more reflections for Lesley


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 07:44

The cakes were very good and the portions were ginormous!!! Nut's piece of apple crumble cake was so large she only ate a small portion of it.  Think the rest accompanied her home   I had a portion of Lemon polenta cake - it was very good indeed but again, it was really too much for one person.

Have a good day Lily

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 07:40


 Just a few of the huge number of photos I took yesterday.


Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 07:35



Posted: 12/10/2014 at 07:09

Good morning Lesley    Another coffee would be good   We had a lovely time yesterday - the weather was fabulous - not a drop of rain until Snoodle and I got back to Norfolk, when the heavens opened and we were soaked!  But at Cambridge the sun shone and we all peeled off layers of raincoats, scarves and woollies and were still too warm.  We had a light lunch when we arrived and cake and coffee in the afternoon.  I took loads of photos - there was lots of interesting stuff - the rock and water gardens were particularly interesting, as were all the different greenhouses (Victorian iron structures) and I took loads of pictures.  This is a new laptop and the systems are a bit different so I'm having to take my time over uploading them, but shouldn't be too long now ...........


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 06:56

Good morning all   For some reason I'm wide awake and felt compelled to get up and on with the day - or at least drink a mug of coffee

Hope all have slept well.

Monty Don

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 06:45

BBC Editorial Guidelines on such things can be read here

Included in it is this passage "...Under the terms of the BBC Agreement, the BBC must not commission, produce or co-produce output for its licence fee funded services which contains product placement. All programmes made by the BBC, or an independent producer for broadcast on BBC licence fee funded services, must be free of product placement.,,"

  If Monty was found to be receiving payment from manufacturers for 'advertising' gardening products on Gardeners World I'm pretty sure he'd lose his job. 

Monty has been shown to be a pretty principled chap, and has stood his ground in the past when pressure has been put on him to promote techniques and products he doesn't believe in.

I really don't think even his fiercest critics would accuse him of product placement!


Does anyone allege that Mary Berry is on the make when she uses one particular brand of food mixer rather than another?


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:30

You might fine something of interest here

Doc leaf Cutting

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:13

I really don't think that leaf is going to take root. 


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:11

Echinacea Pow Wow Wild Berry flowers in July, August and September.  Even in a late season such as this it is coming to an end now.

If you have a 12ft fence at the back of your garden and want winter interest, I'd be looking at some structural evergreens of different heights and shapes, perennials that have striking seedheads which will look good in frost etc, and some climbers both evergreen and deciduous, to clothe the fence.

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