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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 07:40


 Just a few of the huge number of photos I took yesterday.


Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 07:35



Posted: 12/10/2014 at 07:09

Good morning Lesley    Another coffee would be good   We had a lovely time yesterday - the weather was fabulous - not a drop of rain until Snoodle and I got back to Norfolk, when the heavens opened and we were soaked!  But at Cambridge the sun shone and we all peeled off layers of raincoats, scarves and woollies and were still too warm.  We had a light lunch when we arrived and cake and coffee in the afternoon.  I took loads of photos - there was lots of interesting stuff - the rock and water gardens were particularly interesting, as were all the different greenhouses (Victorian iron structures) and I took loads of pictures.  This is a new laptop and the systems are a bit different so I'm having to take my time over uploading them, but shouldn't be too long now ...........


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 06:56

Good morning all   For some reason I'm wide awake and felt compelled to get up and on with the day - or at least drink a mug of coffee

Hope all have slept well.

Monty Don

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 06:45

BBC Editorial Guidelines on such things can be read here

Included in it is this passage "...Under the terms of the BBC Agreement, the BBC must not commission, produce or co-produce output for its licence fee funded services which contains product placement. All programmes made by the BBC, or an independent producer for broadcast on BBC licence fee funded services, must be free of product placement.,,"

  If Monty was found to be receiving payment from manufacturers for 'advertising' gardening products on Gardeners World I'm pretty sure he'd lose his job. 

Monty has been shown to be a pretty principled chap, and has stood his ground in the past when pressure has been put on him to promote techniques and products he doesn't believe in.

I really don't think even his fiercest critics would accuse him of product placement!


Does anyone allege that Mary Berry is on the make when she uses one particular brand of food mixer rather than another?


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:30

You might fine something of interest here

Doc leaf Cutting

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:13

I really don't think that leaf is going to take root. 


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:11

Echinacea Pow Wow Wild Berry flowers in July, August and September.  Even in a late season such as this it is coming to an end now.

If you have a 12ft fence at the back of your garden and want winter interest, I'd be looking at some structural evergreens of different heights and shapes, perennials that have striking seedheads which will look good in frost etc, and some climbers both evergreen and deciduous, to clothe the fence.

Doc leaf Cutting

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:52

Collect some seeds from wild docks and scatter them where you want them - they'll germinate quite happily and next year you'll be asking us how to get rid of them.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:48

You may not have had any rain Nut, but as soon as we arrived in Norfolk we had the most amazing thunder and lightning storm and Snoodle and I got soaked when walking the few hundred yards from the station to her home.  As I drove back to my house the traffic lights on the junction off the A47 had blown and the police were struggling in the dark and  the torrential rain to sort the traffic out.  Now I'm home and dry and in my jimjams on the sofa.  OH had cooked me a lovely curry and a bottle of Sauv. Blanc was chilling

Apart from that storm it's been a glorious day - wall to wall sunshine  - loved the Bot. Gardens in the autumn sunshine.  I've taken loads of photos - I'll get them uploaded very soon - but at the moment I'm dozing on the sofa with Dr Who

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