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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.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:41

The snake was greenish. I didn't see the head, but I saw two feet of thick body slithering into the shrubbery. I didn't think grass snakes got that big. I think it must have been curled up on a stone by the waters edge, and as soon as it felt vibrations from my clod hoppers it disappeared. I got home just after nine. Accident near Newmarket slowed the A14 down, then another on the junction with A1 caused gridlock. Getting off and going through Godmanchester didnt help much, but once I got past the A1, I got back on the A14, then wanged through to M1 and home. 

At 4-30 I was the only person in the gardens, absolute bliss wandering around and daydreaming. I squashed a couple of lily beetles for them. 

At 5.30 I was the only customer in the garden centre.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 22:16

Well, I'm back. Trouble on A1 caused delay to getting back. I had a walk on my own around the dell garden, the last person left in the garden. Very large snake by the pond in the dell garden. I just saw the tail end slithering into the shrubberry.

The camera was playing up, I thought it was broken .OH fixed it. He gave it a sharp bang.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:49

Sunglasses check

Suncream check

Rainmac check

Brolly checK.

Should be ok. See you later.



Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:46

Thats what the helichopper was doing  hovering overhead.

I was only planting a cosmos, not a body!!!!

About to set off for Bressingham.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 16:27

 Aquilegia raspberry ripple

 Red barlow


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