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I really like Christine Walkden. She is so natural without ramming loads of technical points down your throat. Her frequent say, 'Nothings set in concrete with gardening'. I think this is so true. Not just professionals but even the proud window box gardener. All the studies certificates etc. Then in the real world. Gardening remains an adventure course.
I really enjoyed this evenings programme, perennials with Chris Beardshaw. That's my sort of gardening, except mine doesn't turn out as good as that!
You have a beautiful garden Pam
Village hortisoc. is going to Waterperry in June.... can't wait
WW Waterperry is beautiful. We went in July 2010.
The long herbaceous border
But it's not just herbaceous borders
thanks BizLiz, looks wonderful , let's hope weather is equally good.
I'd love to have an old brick wall as a backdrop
So would I nut, with a wooden door leading into another part of the garden
That would be wonderful.. Totally out of place in my garden and with my house.
Just a dream
Totally inspired NOW for some action on my part.
A wall certainly does add so much to a garden. Plus it is so useful, for growing cordons etc againt.
One of the government houses I worked at. It was like a minature estate. The whole establishment was walled in. The garden was divided lengthways by a very old wall, that had a entrance way. Passing through, you came to the greenhouse, the caged growing area, and the rest was given over to a small orchard. There were three lawns. The main one of which led down to the lake. Some gigantic sized Mirror Carp enjoyed life there. How they survived remains a mystery. A team of army divers once had the task to get wet and search. Even though they called for powerful lighting units. Nothing could be seen. The lake was surrounded by very old trees, most being Black Poplars. Over the years, the fallen leaves etc had totally blacked out the water. Sadly, despite what one might consider a walled garden might present as complete privacy. No. The local council allowed a tower block to be built, totally taking away any privacy. Sadly now. The house and grounds stand desolate.
What a shame, Mike.
Yes nut, just a dream, along with my dream of inglenook fireplace and wooden beams. Need to win the lottery!!
Your garden is gorgeous, Pam.