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ASTERS - SIX ON SATURDAY

Asters have to be the stars of the garden at this time of year (or 'Symphyotrichum have to be the stars of the garden at this time of year', if you like to move with the times.)  Whilst I would love to be able to say that the picture below is of my garden, I'm afraid it isn't.  I have very few asters in my garden, in fact until a fortnight ago I had one, and it was quite small.  
1. So my first six this week is some photos I took of the stunning asters in the gardens at Norwell Nurseries near Newark, which I visited so that I could remedy the lack of asters in my garden.  Sadly rather heavy rain meant our visit was rather shorter than I would have liked.

There were some stunning borders, containing some stunning asters.  Some varieties were a good 5-6ft tall.  I think I understand now why they don't appear much in the local garden centres.  You need space for these beauties.   Their lower stems are bare and they are top heavy so they don't sit well on the stan…

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