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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 19:54

Alan Bloom's Dell Garden

Now we're at Adrian Bloom's Foggy Bottom

 Sorry about some of them being a bit blurry - it was a bit hard to see the screen to focus

More pics coming

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 19:11

We had a lovely time   The weather was warm and dry and even sunny and hot for part of the day.  The TWIGS who met up were Nut and Artjak, Fidget, Panda, Wonky, myself and Supernoodle and we were introduced to the adorable young chap is only eight weeks old and has been declared to be A TWIGLET  He seemed to really enjoy being outside in the gardens, watching branches waving in the breeze and seeing the colours of the flowers - and at one stage he also seemed to be casting quite a keen eye on his Mum's cake

We walked around part of the Dell Garden (which has certainly had a lot of work and lots of planting done since we were there last year) and then around Adrian Bloom's Foggy Bottom.  After that pasties/cakes/chips and drinks were taken in the little cafe before a ride on the Gallopers and then on one of the narrow guage steam trains along the back of the Dell Gardens. 

Eventually we realised that time was getting short for those who had trains to catch, so headed to the car park for plant swapping, and then to the adjoining GC for a few plant purchases.

I eventually dropped Wonky and Panda off at the station to catch their train heading south while I drove back up to mid-Norfolk.

Hold on a few minutes and I'll post some photos ...

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 18:36

Don't think it does - but it is the cattle/horse owner responsibility to keep his animals in the field so he'd be daft to let them eat holes in the hedge and walk through, therefore it's up to him/her to put up stock-proof fencing to keep his animals in the field. 

It's also just courteous and part of the give and take of living in a rural area not to plant toxic plants alongside the boundary of a field which has stock in it, and if you want to grow a particular plant or hedge and avoid it being eaten, then you plant it within your own property and out of reach of the stock in question.

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 18:14

No one's got it yet ...


Clue - it's been mentioned on the forum today ..............

Fungal infection?

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 18:11

Just the signs of old age - geranium leaves age a bit quicker than we do thankfully.  Cut the leaves (and seedheads) back and it'll grow fresh new ones and possibly flower again


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 10:18

Beautiful photos Liri   We once spent Midsummer Week on Skye - I was hoping for views like yours but most of the time it was like this

 However the day we spent here made up for all the rain!

Pruning privet

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 10:06

I agree, cut it back in the late autumn

ID please

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 10:05

Almost anything would be preferable in a garden of less than an acre

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 10:01
GWRS wrote (see)

A qestion about brocholi , we cut some from the main stem last week but lest the stork still in the soil and yesterday we notice there where small broccoli growing from the stem , wondered if anybody out there had experienced this ? Hopes that makes sense 


Sorry, didn't see this earlier - yes that's what broccoli does - you take the top shoot out and it stimulates lots of side shoots - when you harvest them even more will grow - it'll go on like this for quite some time

ID please

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 09:59

Sycamore - pull it out (see my post on your Newbie thread )

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