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Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:00

Oh, didn't see you there Frit   

Yes, Echium is another possibility - would be good to see the leaves. 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 10:54

I can't see the leaves, but I think it's likely to be Phacelia - grown by farmers as a bee-friendly cover-crop to attract pollinators and protect the soil.  It's then ploughed in as a green manure.  

Info here - 

... you'll need to scroll down. 

Last edited: 07 August 2016 10:56:14

removing hedge roots

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 10:40

Try a stump grinder - one of the smaller ones about the size of a petrol lawnmower. We got someone to grind out a large tree root and he also dealt with the roots of some large shrubs at the same time.  

You can hire them yourself or get a landscaping firm or gardener to do the job. 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 10:31

Kind of you to send it Hosta 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 10:27

Need to get out there and cut back the cerinthe to make a bit more room for Aster Little Carlow and Rudbeckia Goldsturm who are fighting their way through ... a bit of weeding in the Wilderness needed too since the rain the other day ... 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:01

Oh, G'day Pat ... didn't see you there 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:00

Good morning all 

Hot and sticky night here and now the sun has burned off the cloud we've got a beautiful warm and sunny morning here in Norfolk.  Sorry to those of you in the Northwest - think you've got wet and windy  

Why don't you all pop down here for the afternoon - ginger beer and Campari and sodas on the terrace at Ipm everyone? 

Mind you, evidence of autumn on it's way has arrived in this garden too - the Cyclamen hederifolium are in bloom ... I love them but they're always a sign of autumn for me ... 

Madiba flowers

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 07:51

Were they grown in and imported from S Africa?  Madiba is the name of Nelson Madela's family clan.  

Can you post some photos of the flowers then we might be able to suggest the name these flowers are known by in the UK. 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 07:42

Hi again 

This is the thread where the glitch is discussed

I think you'd probably find it helpful to send NoraGW a PM - I imagine she'll be back in the office on Monday


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 07:31

Hi Bulkerb - there is curretly a glitch involving uploading photos on the site which Nora is aware of and the team are trying to sort.

In the meantime there are some workarounds - I'll try to find some instructions for you.

However, at the moment, if I want to upload photos I do the whole post on my phone and upload the photos direct from the phone - I find it simpler that way. 

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