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  •  Witness - Solanum Pyracanthum (porcupine tomato). Only hard hardy so overwinter with just a little warmth. Now don't tell me that isn't sexy.

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    Just some pics. As I have said due to the cold Spring plants were behind so not as much in flower as I would like but still a good day - weather excellent (summer arrived). George & Eileene (my lovely neighbours) gave their garden over so that refreshments could be provided by 'the ladies @ the cloisters' with proceeds going to the church.

        

     

     

     

      

     

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    So nearly a month later & 2 days after the 1st NGS open day. Plants are about 2 weeks behind due to the coldest Spring in 30 years.

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    Finally! 12 May 2013 | Comments (0)

    Things are starting to grow - photo 05/05/13 - definitely behind though with the cold Spring

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    Me!

    So I enclose a shot of the dayliliy seedlings in the greenhouse taken 5th May (so just short of 2 months from sowing) - they need potting on. Can you see the difference between those treated with hydrogen peroxide & those not - No! Neither can I, there isn't any. The far right tray is the 'Licorice twist' tray with all 3 different treatments in the 1 tray & the other 3 trays are all 'Vectis Jean Peirce' - other that the VJP seedlings being simply a thinner leaf, there is no discernable difference in the volume or the strenth. Maybe it works differently with other seed/older less viable seed - it's up to you if you want to use H202 - I won't be.

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    Just a quickie!

    Only there is a lovely article "Gorgeous gardens to visit on the Isle of Wight" by Jean Vernon.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardenstovisit/9987246/Gorgeous-gardens-to-visit-on-the-Isle-of-Wight.html

    As well as the classics like Osborne House & Ventnor Botanic gardens it also talks about NGS gardens open this year and I am delighted to be included  "White Cottage, Bembridge, is a secret garden awash with creativity, inspiration and magic"

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