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Posted: 16/07/2015 at 20:46

Today ,we went to the buddhist garden near Newark that was featured on Britains best back gardens last January.

Hmm, a mixed reaction. Some things such as cloud pruning done very well. Other stuff,such as lots of uneven paths and concrete, bad. 

So we left there and went to Norwell nursery, nearby.

The gardens look lovely. The dieramas in particular were good. I bought some plants, a Crocosmia okovango, stipa gigantea, a geum, kniphofia mango popsicle, and an angelica that I thought was a black elder. The leaves are really dark red, it should be interesting next year. I also got a Salvia embers wish.

Plant ID

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:15

Its used a lot in Australia as bedding, it copes well with the hot summers in Perth. There is a pink form as well I think, remembering from browsing garden centres in Western Australia.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:12

I think a greivance procedure about a malicious complaint is in order. Turn the tables, wonky. Otherwise mud has a bad habit of sticking. Make sure that there is no doubt whatsoever. 

Plant ID

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:07

Gaura lindheimeri. Sometimes known as whirling butterflies, which I think is a selection. It does better in hot areas, likes full sun.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 23:47

Are you dead heading regularly? If you let them form pods, the plant will start to die.

tree lillies from HARTS NURSERIES

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:44

I have had then grow about Four feet in the first year, and six feet therafter.

Whatever you do , don't buy Joy lilies aka bouquet lilies. One flower stem will fill a vase it said. Well I only got two flowering stems out of twelve, the slugs ate them as soon as they poked through the soil. The flowering stem did fill a vase, one of those little bud vases, four inches high.  The longiflorum liles that they replaced them with are flowering now, three feet high and perfumed.

Bindweed in my lawn :(

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:38

Mow it every three days. It will weaken it every time you mow.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:35

Just phoned mum. She got scammed on the phone by a man purporting to be from British Telecom. He said the payment had not gone through. She said it must have its on direct debit. He said just give me the bank account number so I can check we have the right one. As soon as she put the phone down she realised what she had done, so went to the bank and froze the account. Now she has to change all the standing orders to a new account.

British telecom have confirmed it was not them, they don't ask for bank account details.

I dont know how gits like that sleep at night.

I had  someone ring today and ask for me in my old married name. I haven't gone by that name in 20 years.  No one here of that name says I. Oh sorry, he said and put the phone down.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:27

I don't know whether this will show up, but a previously wooded area had been seeded with an annual mix.


It was a bit patchy but pretty  anyway.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 19:55

Lovely day today.

I spent most of it chopping stuff down, feeding it through the shredder, and filling compost bins. Hot and sweaty, I'm going to soak in a bath.

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