Latest posts by fidgetbones

The Arctic

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:31

What a wonderful experience.  Lovely photos .I'm really jealous. 

Did your A and E skills come back to you like riding a bike?

This morning's visitor........

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:52

Out during the day usually means a mother looking for food for cubs.  I started feeding mine(tin of dog food or bakers meaty chunks) at that point. We had cubs playing in the garden for quite a few years. My neighbours kids loved them.Some people dont and get upset by them. We thought they were very special, I had one cub that would take food from my hand.


Phormium advice please

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:47

It will form black seed pods. They are quite attractive, and I tend to leave them on over winter and then cut the flowered spike to the ground in Spring. If you dont like it you can cut it to the ground after flowering.


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 13:54

Rain just stopped play. I cleared an area for replanting, tipped four bags of home made compost on, then it tipped it down. Coffee break now, then planting.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 12:15

I've found the new Bressingham nursery. Plants only sold online. Presumably there is a clause saying the gardens bit can't sell plants within a certain radius of the garden centre from when they sold it. It is now run by Alan Blooms grandson.

Plant porn par excellence.

Bean plant leaves are yellow. Even the beans are yellow

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:41

What variety are they?


Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:38

It must be very relaxing to sit in the tree house in the evening., overlooking foggy bottom, with a nice relaxing glass of something.


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:32

Did you buy anything in the garden centre yesterday, you lot. I was underwhelmed after the gardens. I can't help thinking they would do a lot better if they went round the gardens, made a list and set up a special area.... as seen in the Bressingham gardens. I wonder if they could do with a marketing consultant.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:10

The little thatched hut would be ideal for a private picnic with a bottle of something nice. There are a lot of crocosmias just starting to flower,big clumps of aconitums in full flower, and heliopsis in different varieties at six foot tall.

A big bed full of blowsy penstemons caught my eye. Gypsophila bristol fairy looked ideal for flower arrangers. A blue limonium looked superficially  like a blue version of the gypsophila.

 I think a repeat visit in August , on a sunny day with a picnic is a possibility.

The very tall  columnar conifer is a rare variety planted in memory of Robert Bloom, who was killed in a car accident.

I didnt buy any plants in the garden centre. Standard wyevale stuff. Now if they'd had any of the plants I had just seen, it would have been a different story.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:50

Reading up , it must have been a very fat grass snake, stuffed with frogs out of its handy pond.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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any non religious ideas 
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has anyone achieved this? 
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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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