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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 06:37

 

Beet

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:14

Do you remember that science lesson at school where you could produce an electrical charge from a potato?  

I was wondering if he (and I feel it is a he) had done a similar experiment with a chioggia beetroot 

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Sad rhubarb

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:51

Autumn will be the time - the problem will be that you can't take a crop from a crown divided and planted the previous autumn.  If you want rhubarb next spring I'd try to get a well-grown plant now and plant it out now. 

Plant ID's please

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:45

You're right - it's a buttercup - it might not be the creeping type, but it's definitely a buttercup.

The first is definitely a honeysuckle - I've checked my books and to me it looks like Fly honeysuckle - Lonicera xylosteum -  described in my Keble Martin as   ',,,. Possibly native in a few woods on calcareous soils in Sussex, elsewhere bird-sown or escaped from gardens, rare. Flowers May. '

Not sure about the other two - I should know what the shrub is - it could be a snowberry but the picture goes a bit blurry when I blow it up. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:33

They're already up Lily 

Talkback: Leafcutter bees

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:32

If I were you I'd contact these people and seek advice http://bumblebeeconservation.org/ 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:30

I'm a very happy Dove - we have a frog and a Smooth Newt who have taken up residence in/around our pond     

I'm also a very tired Dove - it's been serious work in the garden today, digging more manure into the veg patch, putting up bean canes and sowing runner beans.

I've also been sowing seeds, potting on and taking cuttings. 

A supper of chicken and asparagus risotto and a glass of Sauv. blanc has been taken and Dove is  

Sad rhubarb

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:18

That really doesn't look very healthy does it 

If it had Crown Rot when you got it, it shouldn't have been looking healthy then - and I can't see that you've done anything to damage it. 

I think I'd leave it a bit and give it a chance - but I'd hedge my bets and get another one as well.  Everyone needs two clumps of rhubarb 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:12

Fairhaven should be at it's best at the moment - lots of candelabra primulas  - lots of water too so children best strapped into a buggy, but a good little tea shop which seems child-friendly. 

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:06

Bumping this up so Mike sees it when he's well enough to join us again 

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