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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:31

Good morning folks!  More storms overnight and still overcast now, but dry and warm -  think a quiet day in the garden is called for 

Well done Woody 

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:14

I've grown Duchess of Edinburgh in three different gardens - I can't resist it, it's so beautiful - each time I've found it quite difficult to get it established and happy although after several years it's been fabulous.  

I've found that it is much happier clambering through things rather than train it up a fence etc.  

This time I've decided just to leave it alone and let it find it's own way - it's already rambling and scrambling through some honeysuckle and alpina clematis, and this year it's had three blooms (it's been planted 2 years) - I'm hoping that in the next couple of years it'll begin to perform much better.  

carrots not long enough

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:06

How long is not long enough?  Nantes are stump rooted carrots reaching a maximum of 6" in ideal conditions. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:59

Hello - I'm home after a lovely day with friends old and new and lovely gardens, cake and ice cream, not to mention a lovely pub supper this evening - now feet are up and I'm feeling very dozy 

I hope everyone's had a lovely day - I'll read back about what you've been up to tomorrow morning ................... 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:43

Back home, Campari & soda taken and feet (and swollen ankles) up - what a truly lovely day   Snoodle and Topbird were lovely and it felt as if we'd known them for ages, and it was great to see old friends Nut, Artjak and Panda.

The only fly in the ointment was the newly charged batteries I'd put in the camera hadn't held their charge - must need new batteries   So thank goodness some of the others had fully charged cameras and took loads of pics.  Some lovely ones from Artjak already 

After cake, ice cream and pots of tea at the gardens and the mandatory perusal and purchase of plants, Panda, Snoodle and I went to a great local pub recommended by Snoodle and had a drink or three and a lovely meal - consequently I've only just put Panda on the train and arrived home, totally bushed and very happy 

 

Holey snail

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:50

That makes the Leopard slug even more of a possibility. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:49

'Mine' are almost there Chicky 

Right, just off to get some petrol and pick up a Panda 

Another courgette problem

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:29

I think they're just trying to live down their reputation for being 'easy' 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:22

Showered, dressed, brushed my hair, recycling bins done, frogs shepherded along the path away from the road, plants packed, beach towel and sun hat at the ready, camera batteries charged, water bottle found .......................... anything else I need to do or can I sit down and have a coffee?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:15
Panda's on the train!!!

Lily - I'm picking her up from the station and we're coming here for coffee and to collect some plants, and then we're meeting up with the others here http://www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk/pages/view/564/home.htm

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