Musing on life in the heart of rural Wiltshire. Well, erm Chippenham actually...
If Bob Flowerdew is going to be there I'd surely ask something about weeing on plants! :)
Tee hee - I think that's been asked before :) I do have a particular question in mind amongst loads of them floating around in my head. We'll see if I get to ask it...
Bob Flowerdew liked the conversation we were having on Twitter about asking the panel what cake they would choose at an NGS open garden!
A friend asked me today what shrubs to plant in the shade.I told her Azaleas, Beautyberry, and Sweet Shrub.Do you have them where you live? I guess my question would be 'What else grows well in the shade?'
Hi Lea - I'm on alkaline soil, so Azaleas and Beauty Berry (Callicarpa) need to be grown in pots, if at all (which I have done in the past). I hadn't come across sweet shrub (Calycanthus) before. It looks a good candidate for my front side garden :)
I would like to know when to harvest my Conference pears - all seven of them. I had nine fruits last year but they did a disappearing act when we were on holiday. I would be happy just to be able to taste one of them :)
I grow 'Concorde' which has 'Conference' in its parentage Anna. October time is usually good for my pears, but of course it could be different for you as your further north and it's a different variety!
Did you get to ask your question? And when will be it broadcast??
I did Black and Tabby, thanks for asking :) I submitted 3 questions and they selected the 3rd one which popped into my head on the way to the recording. Friday September 30th is the first broadcast with a repeat on the Sunday. There's another blog post to come shortly...
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