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Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:31

Thanks DD  

Can someone remind me to pick my camera up as I leave the house - I have charged the batteries


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:00

Thanks Verdun - Little Carlow is one that I remember liking   it's now on my list!

Will do our best to have fun at Bressingham -  but we may be Singing in the Rain!

Olive trees drying out and giving no fruits at all.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:56

I have no experience of growing olives on that scale - but my initial reaction to your first picture is that the olive tree is surrounded by much bigger trees which must be taking all the water from the soil. 

Have a look at successful olive groves in your area - are the olive trees surrounded by other trees or do they each have plenty of space? 

Watering once a fortnight isn't very much at all - how much water do you give each tree?

I agree with BLT, talk to local olive growers - make friends and seek their advice


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:50

Good morning/afternoon PatE

I may be cynical in my old age, but the fact that the school holidays started last week is what's caused the wet weather - I think the little blighters and their teachers should stay at school all summer, then the weather would be glorious! 

We take our holiday in September, when schools have gone back and the weather's had time to improve - it always works for us

Delphinium Delfix Rose

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:45

My delphiniums' first flush of flowers is over (some flower earlier than others) - I'd cut your flower stems back and feed with some tomato feed - you might get a second flush of flowers this year, or you might have to wait until next summer - yours sounds like a young plant.  Treat it well and don't let the slugs get it and hopefully it'll be twice the size next year.


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:28

I buy my roses from the late Peter Beales' Classic Roses

You won't buy better anywhere and their site has a fantastic search facility to help select the right roses for your conditions.


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:25

Good morning all

Love the way you had your migraine the d ay before the party Wonky ... that way you'll be bright eyed and bushy tailed for Bressingham today, won't you?

It's still raining here, but the forecast tells me it's going to clear up soon, and I can certainly see the signs of some breaks in the clouds over in the west - fingers crossed folks, otherwise there's going to be a lot of cake eaten

Of course there'll be the opportunity for plant shopping at Bressingham today and I'm trying to ensure that it's planned and targeted and not totally random - I have Aster frickartii Monch in the west border and need more similar for late colour - I seem to remember that there are some that get mildew and some that don't - can anyone remind me which are which?  Since I renewed my virus stuff yesterday morning the laptop won't let me Google!  I've not got time to sort it out today so I'm picking your brains instead - someone on there the other day said that the forum is better than Google, didn't they

Newbie alert!

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:07

Welcome aboard Dave  

Love the way that garden's taking shape - lots of stuff for wildlife in it too

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 05:58

The day has dawned and it's still tipping down - but according to this it'll stop soon and just be cloudy so as long as we have sensible shoes we should be fine ...... fingers are very crossed.

Nut, can I put my name down for a persicaria cutting please?

See you all soon ...............

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