22/02/2014 at 13:23

Ah!  That's nice David.  Lots of sentiment for Geoff.  Gardeners world has never been the same.  He was so inspirational 

22/02/2014 at 13:46

He was my inspiration too Verd. Loved watching him 

Took some pix earlier. Iris and snowdrops :






 and a little cyclamen :



22/02/2014 at 13:47

Here here Verdun - he was my inspiration too and I often re-read the books I have that he wrote on gardening.  Is Barnsdale open to the public?

22/02/2014 at 13:48

Such lovely pictures Fairy - a real tonic.

22/02/2014 at 13:50

Think so Forester 

Here's the Hellebore I got at the nursery today :


 and my native primulas :



22/02/2014 at 13:54
Forester2 wrote (see)

Here here Verdun - he was my inspiration too and I often re-read the books I have that he wrote on gardening.  Is Barnsdale open to the public?

Yes, it is open to the public, Forester....that's when I took that pic.

I would offer to post a slideshow of my visit, but as I've posted it before, I'm cautious not to bore peeps.

22/02/2014 at 14:30

Barnsdale is near to Rutland water. Maybe we should have an outing in the summer? I bought a DVD of his series there.I think it is still available on amazon too. I think it was hemerocallis that the nursery had a good selection of.

22/02/2014 at 15:24

That sounds a brilliant idea Fidget - I will have a look on the internet.  Thanks. And thanks David K too.

22/02/2014 at 15:31

I have GH's Cottage Garden & Paradise Gardens on Tape Also the Paradise Gardens book. I loved his make & mend approach.

David I for one would really like to see your slideshow.


Fairy nice pics, they really make you feel Spring is coming. 

22/02/2014 at 15:43

Look away now, those who may have seen this.


22/02/2014 at 15:50

Something not working, can't get the link to activate.

22/02/2014 at 15:54
David K wrote (see)

Something not working, can't get the link to activate.

Think someone else said they had a problem with links yesterday / Thurs ?  Will look forward to it another day, think Daniel will be tired.



22/02/2014 at 15:55

David  What time of year was that?


22/02/2014 at 15:56



22/02/2014 at 16:00

Just select/highlight David's link and click on it - it'll activate 

Fidget - count me in for Barnsdale - not far from MILs - might bring her along 

22/02/2014 at 16:00



Thanks, KEF.....tad irritating.

Not sure what month, Fidget, but it was a hot day, so I would guess June/July.

This shot from the same file indicates how sunny it was.


22/02/2014 at 16:03





22/02/2014 at 16:04

Lovely David 

22/02/2014 at 16:07

I'm thinking June time for Barnsdale. My garden should be full to bursting with plants by then, so I won't be tempted to buy more. unless of course it is particularly exquisite, at which point I will dig something else up to make a gap.

22/02/2014 at 16:08

When you copy a link you have to click afterwards to make it change colour, then it works.

Lovely springlike photos Fairygirl.

I loved Geoff Hamilton too. Saw all his GWs late as we couldn't get English TV when we moved to France in the 80s. Easier with satellites. So sad when he died too soon. He did gardening for everyone, not just the better off and he made some super things using recycling and inexpensive materials. I loved his cottage garden ideas with flowers and vegetables together.