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Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:10

The owners have created an amazing microclimate surrounded by shelterbelts, right on the exposed North Norfolk coast, and many tender plants survive outside - the aeoniums are also amazing and they overwinter outside.

 However, they do have a large conservatory so maybe the brugmansias get cut back a bit and moved indoors - although heaven knows how you'd move pots that size  

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:54

Desperately trying to find space for a buddleja in this garden ...........


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:45

Good morning Panda   Just have a quick look at the pics I just posted on the Brugmansia thread - that's the East Ruston gardens that is!!!

I'll consult my diary today and start a thread - any day that fortnight you can't do?  

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:44

 Brugmansias in the gardens at The Old Vicarage, East Ruston on the North Norfolk coast. 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:36



Dead rose

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:28

Yes, take it back to where you got it from - if they're any good they should replace it.  If they don't, you won't buy from them again 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:25

Oooh yes Chicky - hold on tight !!!

Morning Lesley 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:19

Good morning all - slept in a bit   it must be that Panda borrowing my body clock 

Another gorgeous morning, full of dancing shadows and birdsong   

Have just heard from a friend in N. Germany about horrendous storms and several people killed!  She was away from home and using public transport to get back - it was chaos and from the sound of it very dangerous too!  Apparently the storms are moving south - I do hope they die out before they reach Belgium and Obelixx 

Still only one of my runner beans has surfaced!  Hurrumph!  Time is getting on! 

The problem is I wrote down what I'd sowed but for some reason I left the date blank 

The seeds I used were from a pack opened last year, but within their planting date and normally that wouldn't be a problem - I put the sprinkler on them yesterday to give them half an hour's soaking - I hope that does the trick.  If not I shall be looking out for some plants ........hope the GC doesn't sell out quite yet ........... 



Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:43

Oooh Punkdoc,  love braised lettuce & peas - big favourite he

Nasturtium leaves yellowing

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:39

Stick your finger in the compost - if it's dry under the surface give them a good soaking.  

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