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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:47

'Prunus serrulata albo-plena'.... that's the name of it... wish I had room for one...

A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:30

..I'd like to think  only copy and paste I'm afraid...

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:26

Hi Runnybreak.... sorry I've only just seen your post above..., it's not a painting, but a photo I took one Spring at the Botanic gardens.... it's a flowering cherry overlooking the lake there...   I'm rather flattered that you thought it was a painting.... perhaps I should have said ''yes, it's one I did earlier'''s a gorgeous tree.... I did know the name of it but forgotten momentarily...




End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:56

..same here...although I reckon I've got another 6 weeks or so yet, before I shut up shop....


A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:55

.an easy questionnaire apart from that.... please do feet and inches next


Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:53 I don't like Monty's garden much.....the dog is the best part...

Growing Roses

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 13:57

..just picked a few of my roses before the rains, I made up a little posy for October.... if anyone likes these as much as I do, then they are, clockwise from the top:-

'Kew Gardens'... (Austin shrub - pale yellow,  thornless)

'Cornelia'  (Musk - dainty pink scented flowers, best in Autumn)

'Tranquility'  (Austin shrub - white, opening with yellow centre - virtually thornless)

'Thomas á Becket' (Austin shrub - deep cerise - thorny but lovely scent)

'Lady of Shalot' (Austin shrub - orange/apricot - makes a bold splash of colour)

'Gruss an Teplitz' (Bourbon - deep red, old rose scent)

..sprig of Ceanothus 'Gloire de Versailles'....


A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 19:49

..for easier access if anyone wants it...

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:14

..from the shores of Ullswater, surely there's no better gardener than nature itself, beautifully described here....

....I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze ....

.....For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


Very specific hedge plant requirements

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:41

..whereabouts roughly do you live in the country?  you have more options, different and interesting,  if you live near the coast...

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please show us your culinary delights... 
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