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14/01/2014 at 21:08

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.

14/01/2014 at 22:46

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!

14/01/2014 at 22:57

You have a beautiful garden Pam

14/01/2014 at 23:49

Village hortisoc. is going to Waterperry in June.... can't wait 

15/01/2014 at 17:27

WW Waterperry is beautiful. We went in July 2010.

The long herbaceous border

 But it's not just herbaceous borders


15/01/2014 at 18:14

thanks BizLiz, looks wonderful , let's hope weather is equally good.

15/01/2014 at 18:21

I'd love to have an old brick wall as a backdrop

15/01/2014 at 18:36

So would I nut, with a wooden door leading into another part of the garden

15/01/2014 at 18:44

That would be wonderful.. Totally out of place in my garden and with my house.

Just a dream

15/01/2014 at 18:58

Totally inspired NOW for some action on my part.

15/01/2014 at 20:01

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.

15/01/2014 at 23:01

What a shame, Mike.

Yes nut, just a dream, along with my dream of inglenook fireplace and wooden beams. Need to win the lottery!!


18/01/2014 at 17:28

Your garden is gorgeous, Pam. 

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