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22/04/2014 at 10:58

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22/04/2014 at 11:01

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22/04/2014 at 11:04

Lovely pics fidget, thank you for sharing. Glad you had a good day out.

Any idea what the plant in the last pic is please.

Ooops you snuck backin lol, last pic of first pics.

22/04/2014 at 11:06
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22/04/2014 at 11:07

Stunning pics fidget, love the old watering can.

22/04/2014 at 11:09

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22/04/2014 at 11:13

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 The old potting shed has a wisteria macrobotrys growing on it. The trunk is enormous. I love the melted candle effect that old wisteria have. The buds are there but its not open yet, about two weeks I would think. There are a number of old wisteria on site. If I lived nearer I would have a season ticket and go every few weeks through the season.

22/04/2014 at 11:16

Phew. The plant with the red pointy bit at the top is a trillium. The leaves, sepals and petals are all in threes. I always wanted a really good red one. Mine is kind of wishy washy, but it grows so slowly, I havn't the heart to chuck it out.

22/04/2014 at 11:17

What a lovely day out  One day....!  I shall put it on my list.

22/04/2014 at 11:22

It doesn't show up , but it was spitting with rain for most of it. We made a dash for the cafe when it rained heavy, and decided not to go to Kiftsgate. The men had had enough by then, and wanting a snooze in front of a fire.

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 Lathyrus vernus. There were quite a few patches of this near the cedar.

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22/04/2014 at 13:48

Fidget, thanks for posting these I've really enjoyed having a look at them

22/04/2014 at 14:07

I'm glad that i don't have to clip the hedges.!!!

22/04/2014 at 14:43

Beautiful pictures.  Will have to try and get there some day.

22/04/2014 at 15:46

Thanks Fidget 

And I'd forgotten about Lathyrus Vernus - perfect for the edge of the Little Wilderness - if I remember correctly bees love it?

22/04/2014 at 17:20

I've been looking for seeds. Plantworld have two varieties

22/04/2014 at 17:41

Lovely pix fidget. That avenue with the hedges and that vista....hmmmm...drool...

I like Trilliums too. They're very unusual. Not sure I'm patient enough for them!

Is that your OH in the pic - with the pale blue shirt and the hat?.... 

22/04/2014 at 18:32

Fab pics, thank you so much for sharing.  I need to get out and see some more stately homes and gardens I think 

Those people in the field were a bit under-dressed for the open air Easter Sunday service weren't they?? 

22/04/2014 at 18:36

No, I think the blue shirts off Verduns washing line

22/04/2014 at 18:48

Thanks for sharing  Hidcote is one of my favourite gardens although I haven't made it in the flesh yet. I'm hoping to get to Sissinghurst this year since its much nearer to where I live.

22/04/2014 at 19:44

Lovely pics Fidget.  We went last week and loved it - but i was too busy gasping to remember to take pictures ..... Yours have brought it all back.  

It was a long drive (2.5 hours for us) - but made me realise it is worth making a bit of an effort to get to these iconic places.  We left home at 10, and were back by 7, and had a magic day in the middle.  Sissinghurst next on my list too Wintersong

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