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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:10

Hello all  I'm back from the city having travelled in looking decidedly shaggy and returned with a much sleeker hairdo - fortunately it rained before I got to the salon and not when I left  

I picked up a large and very fresh mackerel from the market fish stall and some good-looking shin of beef from the butcher plus some lovely plums from one of the green-grocer stalls, and some mascara from Boots the Chemist. Now I'm home with some M&S sushi for lunch - it's wet and drippy out there so I shall spend the afternoon knitting before spicing and pan-frying the mackerel and serving it with some red rice and quinoa and tenderstem broccoli. 

If anyone wishes to join me on the sofa they're very welcome - the kettle is on ... 

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 09:45

This article gives an interesting insight into the way Adrian Bloom uses plants 

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:14

Pretty sure that's Imperator Red Baron  Adrian Bloom has planted it like a river running through a very large bed from one edge to another. It looks fantastic 

Last edited: 10 October 2016 08:15:50

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:01

Morning Fairy, Joyce et al 

Gorgeous photo 

I quite like thunderstorms  But not this morning please. I have to go into the city to get my hair cut - don't want to come back a drowned rat 

Last edited: 10 October 2016 08:01:52

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 07:24

Goodness me! Happy anniversary Mr & Mrs Fidget 

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 06:56

Part - I understand. Fortunately snakes aren't a problem here. We only have three, and one, the Smooth snake is harmless and extremely rare.   The more common ones are the harmless Grass Snake ( which I have seen in that garden and in my own) and the adder or viper which, although it has a venomous bite prefers to keep away from humans - it is most often seen in dry areas on sunny days when it likes to sunbathe in the open. Occasionally you hear of a dog being bitten, often because they've been curious and gone and sniffed at them , but people are rarely harmed. 

Last edited: 10 October 2016 06:59:33

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 06:46

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Im hoping that a mug of coffee will arrive soon ...

Identify plant

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 23:43

A lovely thing. I bought mine from the 'nearly dead' section at the GC, and it still cost me more than a fiver a couple of years ago. 


Posted: 09/10/2016 at 20:41

There is a glitch at the moment which the team are trying to fix.  I'm sure someone will be in touch with you when they're back in the office. 

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 20:37

My pleasure Richard - I've been lucky to have lived not too far from Bressingham for most of my life and have watched the gardens develop and go through several phases over the years.  They really are looking very good at the moment 

Lantana - the label by that plant says Fascicularia Bicolour - it's a bromeliad - think someone suggested it for someone's garden the other day ... can't think who it was but it was to replace a Clematis 'Avalanche' that wasn't happy in a sunny spot surrounded by paving .......... 

 Bressingham Nursery only sell to the trade online - the garden centre there was taken over by Wyevale when Alan Bloom died - but I couldn't come away without a plant could I? Would've been letting the side down a bit, wot? 

My Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' in the new Sunny Bed is looking fantastic at the moment (next to Aster 'Little Carlow') so I couldn't resist a slightly smaller version Rudbeckia 'Little Gold Star' to carry that wonderful golden glow nearer to the front of the bed.  

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