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Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 18:02

My daughter in law, living on the Suffolk coast, has pelargoniums in flower  this weekend in tubs in her front garden!

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 18:01

Hi Chicky   this may be of help

splitting rhubarb

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:37

Well, there was an old chap who lived in our village who always peed on his rhubarb (according to his neighbours) - think it was nearer than going to the privy down the garden, but I don't think it's compulsory 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:30

I know of Charles and Joy Boldero BL, their walks were often published in the local paper - and I used to/still have one of their books ........ somewhere ............. we used to go for circular walks in the countryside on Sundays,  until Pa had his fall about 5 years ago - I remember the last walk we went on - we heard a cuckoo calling really close to us it was magical - then we got home and had that phone call 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:25

We had a superb joint of rare roast sirloin and Yorkshire puds a couple of weekends ago, so today we're having a lovely lean shoulder of free-range local pork in the oven and the crackling's crisping up nicely.  

Lovely chunks of roasted Crown Prince squash are all caramelised around the edges and waiting,  Desirée potatoes  are par boiled and ready to go in when the pork comes out to rest, and of course we'll be having apple sauce and a gravy flavoured with sage from the garden, steamed purple sprouting broccoli and of course Yorkshire puds - we'll be eating in about an hour.

There's some Adnams Best Bitter to go with it 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:44

Fidget, I hope so - haven't had it in flower before - however this bit of blurb looks promising:

Remind me later in the year and I'll send you some 

splitting rhubarb

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:38

That's about right Tootles   Is this the first year of growing after planting? 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:35

Hope the weather next Sunday is as good as today's - we've got an amazing sunset going on at the moment too 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:32
KEF wrote (see)

That is so not fair!


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:30

KEF - you've got Primula denticulata (drumstick primulas) - I've got a few but the VWs got at them before I used the nematodes - hopefully they'll recover a bit this year.

If anyone's keen on primulas, the woodlands and watergardens at Fairhaven, absolutely crammed with naturalised Candelabra Primulas are worthy of a day out - they do a guided tour this year it's on 25th May, but of course the gardens are open every day - right in the middle of the Norfolk Broads 

Lots of pics of the Fairhaven Garden primulas here


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