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Posted: 24/06/2016 at 15:33

Hello folks   Back from a lovely wander around Peter Beales' Classic Roses with Topbird and BL  - gorgeous blooms (if a bit rain damaged).  The perfume in the air was wonderful and it was good to do something positive today. 


Posted: 24/06/2016 at 14:19

One of the willowherbs - considered a weed in most gardens. 

Potato Seeds

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 14:15

Seed potato tubers are expensive because it takes work and time to produce them - there is not cheap and easy short cut. 

Plant ID, Rose

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 14:13

I'm back - I took your photo with me, but although there were several that were nearly right, nothing seemed quite the right match.

Why not contact Peter Beales' Classic Roses with a copy of your photo and see what they say? 


Posted: 24/06/2016 at 08:02

Topbird - couldn't put it better myself 

But to deal with even more immediate issues - the forecast is fine for our rose viewing - and I will get the bedlinen on the line in a few minutes 


Posted: 24/06/2016 at 06:15

Looks like pensions will be taking a huge hit - less pocket money for plants 


Posted: 24/06/2016 at 05:33

Well ................... Thank goodness I've got some roses to go and see today .......................

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Any optimists out there?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 23:10

June is haymaking time. The weather was ever thus, and the gardens of the UK are famous for their beauty. 

my glass is half full, (even if it contains soft rainwater ). 


Posted: 23/06/2016 at 20:06

Hello   I'm back - solicitor impressed with my files and is going to deal with probate for both parents, picking up Pa's from where we'd got to when Ma turned poorly.  

Lots of banging, crashing and flashing going on in the heavens this evening, but it was dry today - I had my top down driving down to Suffolk and back 

Looking forward to our outing tomorrow BL - the forecast looks fine, but I'll bring my brolly just in case.  

Now I'm going to flollop on the sofa 'cos I'm 


Posted: 23/06/2016 at 19:53

They'll be F1 hybrids - the product of the cross-pollination of two different parent varieties.  This is why they are so expensive - the cross has to be reproduced afresh each season. 

More info here 

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