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20/06/2014 at 19:27

It's been quite a while since I went to a big stately home, with gardens! What I loved about Spetchley park was how parts of it had been left to the wilderness, and the kitchen garden incorporated vegetables and fruit planted alongside beautiful flowers. Though I loved the pathways filled with roses and the Rose lawn, just like the Red Queen's from Alice in Wonderland.

I took some photos, I hope I can share them with you as I don't know what most of them are!

 

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20/06/2014 at 20:05
What a beautiful place, gorge pics- looks like you picked a good day too
20/06/2014 at 21:13
It's scorching over here in Worcestershire!
20/06/2014 at 23:34

Hi Sweet.  So pleased that you had a wonderful day out.  Thanks fo the great piccies.  These large estate gardens do help us so much, and at the same time can make us think.  Why can't I have a garden like that?  Time.  Money.  Staff.  Thanks Sweet for sharing your experience.

20/06/2014 at 23:59

Great account of your visit and love the photos, especially the roses.  I especially like the look of the first rose pic with all those buds.   I wonder which rose it is.  The lilac one is stunning too.  Great pics.  Thanks for sharing.

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21/06/2014 at 05:08

Thank you for sharing the photos. Will now visit.

21/06/2014 at 12:37
Yarrow if you can wait till the evening I tool photos of the labels with the names of the plants. That's one of the things I really loved about the place all the plants have little signs with the Latin and common name. I love the pink rose which I distinctly remember being called a Shropshire lad. I loved the white dog rose looking plant they were huge like cherry blossom trees. I've forgotten the name but do have a photo of the tag.
21/06/2014 at 12:41
Ah I have my camera to hand t white flowers are philadelphus innocence and the purple blue rose is called Rosa Blue for You. It was so unusual in the flesh. Almost ultra violet.
21/06/2014 at 12:42
And the orange with the buds is seemingly called crown princess margereta
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