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Plant ID

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 20:38

Its definitely not S. gigantea, although not sure what it is.


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:12

Bloody British summer. Cold and wet all day here.

Like Hostafan, I think PBRs rights are ok, people are not going to spend time breeding new cultivars, if there is no profit in it.


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 16:10

Have you tried P. Monarchs Velvet? I love the colour.

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:42

Passionate. I am surprised yours has not died. They are supposed to die after flowering.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:38

Fantastic pictures, everyone, it looks like a great garden.

I am looking forward to Great Dixter and Sissinghurst next month, my birthday present from OH.


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:38

Hostafan, control your urges, although now you mention it, a beautiful Brazilian does sound good.

Dove, extend that bed.

I grow Garnet, Blackbird and a lovely blue / pink one, whose name escapes me.

The Arctic

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:12

1,2,3. Polar Bears. 2 females eating a Beluga whale carcass. This was the second encounter I had, the first being a mother and cub on an iceberg, although too far away for good pictures.

4. you will have to take my word for this, but it is a pod of 11 Beluga whales. Beautiful pure white creatures, virtually hunted to extinction. The scientists I was with are trying to study these creatures, although this year it was hard, on account of less of the sea ice having melted than usual.

5,6. General scenery. Hope they show the pristine beauty of the place. We must protect such places.

The Arctic

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:05



Posted: 28/07/2015 at 07:57

Morning all.

Very wet here again, starting to wish I was somewhere else, although it was nice to have darkness again.

Penstemon cuttings today. I have been disappointed by the performance of some of my older ones, so think I will replace them next year.

Have a great day everyone.

The Arctic

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 22:02

We were high up on Swalbard, the only solid land close to the North Pole.

Tent was pitched on gravel.

All water was ice melt and food was basic.

I think I would get used to 6/12 daylight, but the 6/12 total darkness must be terrible. no wonder that in the one town of about 3000 people, there are incidents, as everyone owns a gun.

There are actually more Polar bears than people on the Island of Svallbard.

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can anyone explain?

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What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

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