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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:53

Topbird - I want to go again and it's only just down the road from me ........ I spent so much time taking photos yesterday, but I need to take some notes as well ................... if you're up for it let me know

Snoodle - I have some aquilegias for you from Fidget and Nut

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:50

16.6C against the north-facing fence in the back garden at the moment - not bad considering ...

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:45

Oh 'eck! 

Let us know if they send you more info

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:58

There are still quite a few old 'water meadows' alongside the river and the meare at Diss - fantastic frog habitat


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:55
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
... Rest the knee Hosta! Waitrose can get a stand in for you ...

Is that a joke Wonky???


Re Penstemons - I was telling Wonky only yesterday that I used to grow 'Sour Grapes' in a previous garden   Simply glows in evening light.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:49

We used to get whoppers when we lived at The Mill

Leaning hedge

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:02

If it's top heavy then the height needs reducing.  I'd totally renovate the hedge - reduce it's height by  at least two thirds, clear the base of any dead wood, weeds, grass etc and feed with Fish, Blood and Bone and water well - then stand well back.

If it's the sort I think you're describing (a small darkleaved evergreen) it'll produce new growth from lower down and you'll get a decent hedge again.  This time don't let it get too tall

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:00
star gaze lily wrote (see)

They'd look like w***y warmers Dove 

I'll have to see if I've got a pattern ...........

Freaky Veg

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:41

Most peculiar

I've not seen this happen before - has anyone else? 

'Lark' has an RHS Award of Garden Merit - I think I'd send them photos and details and ask what they think is going on.


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:26

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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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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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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

ID please

Can't remember  
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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

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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