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Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:42
And the orange with the buds is seemingly called crown princess margereta

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:41
Ah I have my camera to hand t white flowers are philadelphus innocence and the purple blue rose is called Rosa Blue for You. It was so unusual in the flesh. Almost ultra violet.

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:37
Yarrow if you can wait till the evening I tool photos of the labels with the names of the plants. That's one of the things I really loved about the place all the plants have little signs with the Latin and common name. I love the pink rose which I distinctly remember being called a Shropshire lad. I loved the white dog rose looking plant they were huge like cherry blossom trees. I've forgotten the name but do have a photo of the tag.

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 21:13
It's scorching over here in Worcestershire!

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 19:27

It's been quite a while since I went to a big stately home, with gardens! What I loved about Spetchley park was how parts of it had been left to the wilderness, and the kitchen garden incorporated vegetables and fruit planted alongside beautiful flowers. Though I loved the pathways filled with roses and the Rose lawn, just like the Red Queen's from Alice in Wonderland.

I took some photos, I hope I can share them with you as I don't know what most of them are!



Cats fouling our garden

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 12:42

In my experience cats really love lavender, I have four, worked with cat rescues etc. I have used lots of citrus peelings and coffee granules, as well as a product called getoff I believe, it's meant to be safe and none toxic, but I've not used it since a lost cat called my front garden home for a few days while we traced the owner.

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:23

Fishy!! Tut tut

new member just joined

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:18

Kevin, you aren't going to get a paid job with no experience, I've also looked at your website, I gather with it being called the gardening times it's meant to be text heavy, but it's very blunt and imposing, surely a gardening blog calls for lots of photos? I was the editor of my school, and then college newspaper once upon a time, and volunteered with my town's newspaper, and even though I was talented I never received a paid job, I had experience on my side, but no formal qualification in it.

Make your blog more inviting, friendly, and more importantly modern, offer to guest write on more popular blogs, websites, write reviews on products you've used, and talk to your local papers, not excluding the local news websites. I'm sorry if I've burst your bubble, but as much as I hate to tell you, you will find it difficult landing any job in newspapers with no experience. Stick with your paying job for now and email the relevant people yourself at the weekends. Don't forget gardening for most people is a seasonal thing, and only really garners interest from the masses this time of the year, come October, Joe Bloggs won't really give much of a damn about his garden again until late next spring, and editors know that.


And hullo to the OP! Welcome!

new allottment

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 10:48

We've only had ours a month and have dug over and pulled out by hand countless brambles a third of our plot. With the weather we are having the rest of the plot is fast becoming full of grass and yet more brambles so we have resorted to some weedkiller to keep it all at bay. We shan't be growing on it this year anyway.

My advise is depending on how large your plot is, ours is over 25ft long, to dig over a chunk of it this year and do more next year. Plant easy and fast growing crops and make friends with people who have horses

Newbie unsure what plant this is

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:11

That's the one my Dad has, and it's quite invasive, but beautiful.

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