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hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:03

Hello Sue, Just thought Id take a quick look at your blog - that was about 2 hours ago, its fascinating.  Im sitting in my daughters house in Worcester envying your determination and self belief.  Cant wait for the next installment but really have to go to bed.  Take care, Yvie


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 14:54

Hi Everyone,  Clari, good luck for tomorrow, I know its no comfort but I always think that fear of the unknown is much worse than dealing with reality, so whatever happens Im sure you will feel better once you know whats really happening rather that what the office gossips say.  You can then get on with dealing with the fall out.


Re agapanthus, I have left mine out for the last 2 years and havent had any bother, they are in loamy soil which can be a little bit on the dry side because they are next to quite a big tree stump covered with ivy.  Never realised they were on the tender side.  I need to made a decision whether to plant Ixia Mabel out or leave in pot and overwinter in Cold greenhouse, Any views anyone.

By the way daughters ankle is now encased in bright red cast for at least two weeks before they consider one of those removable boot things.  Why do I think the next couple of weeks are going to be hectic!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 14:42

Lovely garden pics everyone.  Wish Id taken more at Stone Cottage now.

Plant ID please

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 12:29

Where's here?

Plant ID please

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 23:15

Hi Nutcutlet, Its called Stone Cottage Garden and is in Stone near Kidderminster.  It really is amazing a complete jumble of plants a lot of which are really unusual.  You can find out more on the internet.  I think its open every day and you can buy plants but I didnt see any of the more unusual ones for sale.  I have to say that the lady who runs it is a bit eccentric but quite helpful.  Didnt see anyone else helping out at the garden she seemed to be doing it all by herself.  You pay £4.00 to get in by leaving the money in a tin hanging just by the entrance.  Thanks everyone for the help in ID'ing the plants and the advice - a few more to add to the growing wish list.


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:57

Put it this way Lesley, Im only looking as far as the weekend when son in law will be at home and Ill be beating a path to my own front door.  Cant face looking forward as far as next week. She's due to be singing at a festival this weekend and going on holiday to Menorca in a couple of weeks so I know she is going to be in an evil mood when she gets back from casualty.  Might just go and get a very early night!


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:43

Oh well, that will teach me to gloat about what a lovely day Ive had, just had a phone call from son in law.  Daughter broken her ankle can you come over and look after the children for a couple of days.  Well I can manage a 1 year old and a 6 year old standing on my head, but my 35 year old daughter with a broken ankle  HELP!!!!

Plant ID please

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:36

Thanks Nutcutlet, Im sure Ive already posted a reply so sorry if this is duplicating.  Had a look at the Thalictrums (meadow rue) and there are a couple it could be.  Will take more piccies when I visit the garden again, some of the plants in the garden were really weird.  If anyone else knows any cottage gardens worth a visit in their area (bearing in mind I live in Kingswinford in the West Mids/Staffs/Shrops/Worcs border please let me know.

Plant ID please

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 18:28

Visited a beautiful but chaotic cottage garden today and there were a few plants I didnt recognis wondered if anyone can help

 The above sign was next to the blue flower but as I said the garden was chaotic so wondering if its the correct sign.

 Its the blue flower Im interested in

 Yes there is a bit of a blue theme going on.  This one was huge about 5ft tall

 This time its not the blue one, it looks white but it was pink the following pic is the same plant from a distance (its the airy fairy one in the middle).

Realise Ive not given you much to work on but wonder if you can help.


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 18:04

Hi everyone,  what a lovely day, first my new Clematis from Taylors arrived its one of the boulevard collection only grows 4ft but flowers all season.  Its called Parissiene (that cant be spelt right) and is a lovely blue colour.  Sorry about the next bit Panda but whilst you were down the salt mine I visited a cottage garden at Stone near Kidderminster.  It was amazing a real jumble of every plant imaginable threaded through a number of stone follys, many of the plants I had never seen before.  Ive taken a few photos so might put them on the plant ID thread and see what you all make of them.  Dont know if anyone else lives in the area, if so its well worth a visit.

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