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Posted: 09/07/2014 at 16:08

Hello folks!  I'm back   Just been around the garden tying up plants, standing pots back up and moving tall plants in pots into even more sheltered corners - it's blowing a hooley out there!!!  The sea was beautiful at Southwold, a real scouring tide - I should really have gone down to Dunwich and walked along the shoreline looking for amber - it's in this combination of weather and tidal conditions that some good lumps have been found.  

As it was I went to Woottens - their Hemerocallis Field was open to the public - very beautiful .  

Nut, you were right, I bought my Aster Frikartii Monch 

and a few more things -  

Salvia greggii Trewithen Cerise

Echinacea purpurea Magnus 

and Echinips ritro Veitch's Blue

I had to be so strict with myself - so many lovely plants 

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:50
nutcutlet wrote (see)
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

It's not exotic or anything, but I've always wanted Aster x frikartii monch but never had a sunny spot for it.  Now I've got the west facing border in the front garden I'm going to get one ................ what is more I'm going to drive down to Woottens of Wenhaston today and get it 


and what else will you come back with Dove

Perhaps you could run a sweepstake Nut? 


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:49

I know it's not quite as warm today as it was a few days ago, but it's not mid-winter temps, however my Viburnum Bodnantense Charles Lamont is flowering!!!

Can anyone identify this plant? Mauve flowers, green leaves?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:47

Anyone else with any ideas - I'm stumped - Nut, have you had a look? 

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 07:09

It's not exotic or anything, but I've always wanted Aster x frikartii monch but never had a sunny spot for it.  Now I've got the west facing border in the front garden I'm going to get one ................ what is more I'm going to drive down to Woottens of Wenhaston today and get it 


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 07:07

Morning Stacey    Think we in East Anglia have got some thunderstorms over the weekend before we get the fine weather and the heatwave - never mind - it'll fill the water butts.

I have made a decision - I'm going to order Aster x frikartii monch from Woottens this morning  It'll be perfect in the new front border and extend the flowering season 



I have changed my mind ............................................ I am going to drive down there today and buy it myself - and then I'll pop in and see the Aged Ps as well - it's not very far from them 

Failure to Berry

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 05:50

I'm wondering whether it's thirsty - it takes a lot of moisture to produce fruit. 


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 05:47

Good morning all   Quite grey and overcast here this morning and the forecast says the water butts will be filled.  

I had a quick look at the forecast for our East Ruston trip - looks like sunglasses, sunscreen, long cooling drinks and parasols will be required 


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:49

I've blown the picture up and zoomed in - it's apparent that most of the stems of this rose have been cut back quite recently - there's no puzzle as to why it's not flowered - the flowering shoots have been cut off - the puzzle is why 

Winter Veg Growing

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:20

I usually sow a couple of rows of Swiss Chard 'Lucullus' at this time of year - I get pickings throughout the autumn and into the winter, and then whenever there's a mild spell there's some more to be picked.  Then, as soon as the early signs of spring arrive it starts into growth again and I carry on picking until early summer. 

And of course, sow Broad beans Aquadulce Claudia in late October and they'll start into growth immediately, continue to grow slowly through the winter and produce a great crop in the spring.  With no need for any protection from the winter weather.  Last year mine were under 18" of snow for what felt like months on end, and we were picking loads of beans in May 

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ID please

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