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Posted: 18/05/2014 at 13:13

Just checked the Met Office website - the rain's not hitting East Anglia until Wednesday - all the more reason to go to Bressingham Gardens on Tuesday 


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 13:01

And yet people pay good money for Angelica gigas 

It all depends on how much space you have. 


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:57

Hi Panda and Clari 

24.8C here 

OH has mowed front and back lawns.  Froggies have been trying to catch flies and missing.  Did I tell you I watched the big one get a damsel fly yesterday - it had crashlanded in the pond, hauled itself out on a plant and was just drying it's wings when .............. Gulp!!! There it was - gone 

I've been clambering about on the Shady Bank pulling out the Saponaria officinalis that creeps through from next door, before it spreads everywhere.  I've found two bits of Lonicera Belgica  that have layered themselves, so they've been potted up to grow on - they'll be handy for the back fence when we change things around a bit down there.  Also potted up are some Gernamium phaeum.   

Now I'm indoors for a 10 minute sit down, some more sunscreen and a cool drink. 


Mystery plant

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:41

Lucky you, they're going to be gorgeous 


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:41

Any  good wild flower mix of seeds you get will surely have those in it - wonderful for pollinating insects.  Pull a few out maybe, but leave some - they're gorgeous. 

Sewing wildflowers

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:39

But why not clear just a little space and pop some nasturtium seeds in now - then all the cabbage whites will come and lay their eggs there and leave your cabbages, sprouts and broccoli alone 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 11:56

Thought it was   Potting some up now 


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 11:02

Are these they?


Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:05

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

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I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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ID please

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Which beer is best? 
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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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