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The potty gardener

Why haven't I looked at this thread before? I am so pleased Lizzie put a link here as now I have had a look. Everything so beautiful. Thank you neveryone for the pics


The day after Great Dixter we went to Hever Castle. The castle is more like a beautiful, comfortable Tudor manor house inside and the gardens are lovely. There are mini gardens, each with it's own character, down the sides of the big Italian garden.

For those who have just arrived on this site, I live in France and we are on holiday in England visiting gardens.

The oak tree link won't work so I'll leave this post and start again and see what happens.







 The roses weren't out yet at Hever although it was their rose week - weather again.


...I liked Hever very much the only time I've been ... so romantic... nearby Chartwell, Winston Churchill's home and garden is also well worth a visit...

..there are some other famous and/or gorgeous gardens on the Sussex/Kent border area and when I lived there these are some I used to frequent....

if you're still around there or anyone else for that matter, you might care to take a look.... Merriments also has a really good plant centre... Wych Cross one of the best places for container roses and companion plants of all kinds...  

I miss all these very much... and I hope any reader is able to put them on their list of places to visit at some point....



Oh wow, thanks Busy Lizzie, great photos and so envious, love the ones of near your home too.



I love Pashley Manor, Merriments and Nymans too. Been to Pashley and Merriments several times as my mother used to live in Battle. She's no longer with us now. May go to Pashley if we have time. OH has never been.


.. I'm glad to hear you know of these already and obviously having a lovely time in England at the moment - I hope...... shame about the weather.... I used to live near Battle too, so they were fairly local to me...

 I love the pictures - especially the tea pot - really gives me ideas for my garden.



We went to Wisley on Friday, weather a bit gloomy, but it only really poured when I went to buy plants - so I didn't spend too much!







Lovely pics Busy. Did you see the sheep killer plant? 

Are you home yet? If so how's your garden and the weather?


Hello, KEF. Leaving England on Wednesday, staying with daughter in North of France, home on Friday. Didn't see the sheep killer plant.


Enjoy rest of hols Busy


We went to Pashley Manor today. Beautiful, tranquil, very English. Bother, won't upload again. I'll start again.




That looks alovely place Liz. Tranquil I think


May10th this year I was a guest of the Nat, Trust for the day at Hanbury Hall.  Last week I visited The Stone House Cottage Garden anf John Massey's Garden at Ashwood Nurseries, next month I visit a tropical garden and water gardens in Dorset.  Then it is gardens in Oxfordshire and Westonbirt in Gloucestrshire.  When my broadband has been upgraded I will post some pictures.  Oh, and on my 85th birthday in August I get taken to any garden of my choice by my son's partner.and my gardening buddy.

Happymarion, what a busy lady you are.  I have a feeling you deserve it all though.  You sound lovely.

Have you been a life long gardener?  And do you have any philosophy about plants and gardens you with further inspire us with?

Oh, yes please. More pictures will be great

Salino're a lot busier than I am Marion... hope you have a lovely time next month...


Busy LIzzie... I'm glad to see you went to Pashley Manor, I wondered if you might... it's not quite as I remember it for some reason, seems even bigger...  happy holidays...