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Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:25

Thanks for the weather wand waving yesterday Fg - it certainly had the desired effect   I ate an ice cream to thank you 

Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:23

In this garden it grows in the crack between the house and the side path - it's very shady there -

It was there when we moved in two and a half years ago - I sprayed it the first year but it came back - now in the summer I wait until it has flowered and pull it up before it seeds



Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:11

Morning KEF   no, pinkness isn't sore so probably the suncream did it's job - it's just quite pink - don't think it'll peel tho' - fingers crossed 


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:09

Thinking of you this morning Mike and hoping you're ok ((hugs))

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 06:58

Oh, it's called Foggy Bottom because it's down the slope from where Alan Bloom lived - it used to be water meadows and he would look across there from his house and it the mist would be gathered there - as it does - I think it sounds rather romantic, in a whimsical sort of way 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 06:56

OL - I love them too - especially that set of gallopers - I've been on them many times - it's local to where I lived when my children were young - I think that yesterday was just too hot and there was ice cream to be eaten 


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 06:43

Good morning all   

A good night's sleep has been had, but inspection reveals that despite sun cream and hat my neck and upper shoulders resemble a boiled lobster 

OL, don't be impressed - although I am a knitter, I didn't knit that hat - it was a present I've had sitting around a while as it's tight on my head and I don't do 'tight' on my head.

Chicky, so glad you had a lovely time at Chelsea - I was watching MD last night talking about the judging process and one of the judges explaining that he thought that sometimes the public didn't feel the same way about individual gardens as the judges did because they couldn't experience them by being 'in' them, and that on the tv we had the nearest experience to the judges - I wondered how you felt about that? 

Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:10

I always get confused between those two - but I've got the one that grows back from nothing to 18* tall in a matter of a fortnight!

Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:04

That's what that  particular campanula does - I pull it all up every year - every year it grows back to look just like yours 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:59

We didn't - but I regaled the others with the tale of watching my short and plump late ex MIL attempt to change horses mid gallop and ending up hanging by one leg going up and down and round and round until rescued by attendant    - I used to live just a few miles away. 

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