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...I've just noticed the discussion on Cornish gardens and that some of you may be visiting in the near future.... I don't know if you've heard of this garden at all, but I used to live nearby and it's such a lovely place that isn't touted quite so much perhaps because it's privately owned.. It's called Pine Lodge, at St Austell...and is the home of Mr and Mrs Clemo - great plant collectors...
It's situated between Heligan and Eden Project, not far from either, but it's less commercialised... or used to be so...
...might be of interest - I hope so...
...oh, and good afternoon....
Just had a phone call from my wife she came 3rd overall in the baking & handcraft section and my plants got Azalea 2nd Senetti 3rd am happy but think the wife's a bit disappointed but she sets a high standard for herself.It's rained on and off all day so far i will go into garden later if it dry's up if not it's the greenhouse for some re-potting.
Well done to your wife Andy, congratulations. It is a bit disappointing to be so close, isn't it, but depending on how many were entered, it's still a great achievement!
Well done to both of you. 3rd's pretty good isn't it? - especially overall.
That garden looks lovely Salino. We didn't know about it when we went to Cornwall 2 years ago, but we went to Heligan and the Eden project.
This was one of my favourite private ones, think it was called "Hidden Valley".
...that's one I've not heard of -'Hidden Valley',- but I'm glad you enjoyed your time there... there are so many great places to visit for us gardeners, I think we are lucky in this respect...
I didn't know they did self-catering, we went in 2011 for the garden. This is their website http://www.hiddenvalleygardens.co.uk/
Congratulations to you and your wife Andy,I think 3rd overall is a great achievement.
Its lovely and warm here and have been sitting out in the garden,will raise another glass to toast your sucess.
Busy-Lizzie, thanks for that link. I now know why I hadn't heard of it, as I note they moved there in 1999, which is well after I left the region... I used to drive through there nearly every day, very local to me.... going back to the 1960's even...
the garden looks and sounds delightful... they've obviously done a marvellous job with it...
Congrats on the show results
Have been gardening/ cleaning caravan all day. had to clean caravan pipes so a bit tedious.
Planted out the other front border, the other side to the shrubs. Not complete as I am waiting for some plants to come but decided to make a start as i had the 3 'backbone' grasses - stipa gigantea, stipa tenuissima, calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'
Also put in 2 rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' , may put in another, some lychnis (red) as a stop gap. have an echnacea 'Hot Summer' but not mature enough to go in and on order are achillea and sedum
Done other stuff as well and am now shattered.
i think I've said we are heading to Cornwall end of June/beg of July. Longest holiday we have had for years because of restraints of Mother. 2 1/2 weeks
Aiming to see lots of garden and have a paddle
Wife now home and got the cards here's the results.
First Iced cup cakes
Second's Rocky road squares,Highlander biscuit's,Tomato chutney,Handmade article of jewellery,Snapshot water theme[which was a photo from our silver wedding in the Maldives].
Third's Dumpling,Egg sponge,Apple cake,Double meringues.
If only could have turned second's into first's her best pal took first so she was very happy for her good day had by all roll on next year.Wife says thank you all for your kind words wishes she could share the cakes with you all if local sorry
I'm local Andy....
Well done to your wife but I understand why she'e a bit disappointed- showing of any kind is like that. Glad you all got plenty of prizes!
...I'll have an iced cup cake, a rocky road square and double meringues... please...
In the south thats what goes in the stew,I guess the competition was,nt for that and it is something quite different up North.
Here's the winner of the flower section.
Photo of Iced cup cakes & Dumpling.
Enjoy everyone take a little bit each.
Andy 19 Love the cup cakes Am not familiar with that kind of dumpling Are those sultanas? Does it get boiled like savoury dumplings?
Looks like a christmas pudding
WellWell I'm sooo tired. Hubby and I have spent the day dog proofing the lawn area of the garden. ALowell pleased with the result. So a glass of wine and bed. Next week dog proof the veggie patch lol. Nn all. Zzzzzzzzz
Morning all bit of a grey start but sun is barely up so it may improve.