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Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 22:48

Right where did I get to....

Beautiful herbacious borders

Full of fragrant...ish giant lillies



Tall yellow things...can't remember name butterflies loved it


Achillea and Eryngiums

And even bigger and this time smelly giant lillies


And from there you went through a Wisteria tunnel


 Out into the open grassy bit 


Where there was a big tree 

With a little tiny door

Time for tea and cake...rather grand cafe!


Then wondered off down a woodland path and found these to play on

This to paddle in...but don't tell... 



Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 21:50

Due a visit to Cornwall soon so will see if I can find it. 

More plant ID's please!

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 20:45

First one could be Choisya if it is should have strong orangey smell if you crush a leaf.

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:30

And Hi to you too....rabuuuu 

Is this a weed?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:27

I didn't know that Peter. Have to go find one and sample it. Re the seeds, plants are just soooo clever! 

Bottle brush wilted advice needed

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 22:27

Hi Paul  A picture would be good. You don't say wether you have planted it in the ground or in a pot. How often have you watered it? They do like a lot of heat and sunshine so either you have watered too much or not enough but would hate to guess would rather see pic. Yes to pruning off dead bits tho.


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 22:18

Busy lovely to see you 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 22:17

Rain last. Everything was so dry and crispy we desperately needed it. Means tomorrow I won't have to dig in concrete yay! 

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 21:29
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Thank you for the lovely photos. Sounds exciting getting to the sunken garden. You look young and slim.

Thanks Busy  Have to admit to being a little less than 27  and the gardening work keeps me slim. The other lady in the photos of HC is my friend that I co-managed an independent nursery with many years ago so she is as plant mad as me lol


Chicky I didn't know either 

Matty not surprised you love it. It really is a gem.

Have been to both Trebah and Eden but not Hidden Valley. Where abouts in Cornwall is it? Will have to go find it next time at mums.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 16:05

These are from Hampton Court Castle and Gardens. The original one built in 1434. Well worth a visit. Grand, beautiful and plenty of soul

The grand entrance with the castle in the background

How pretty are these for runnerbeans?! And Hi  thats me.


 A riot of colour

The view from one end.....


To the other


You had to find your way through to the castle folly in the middle


You go inside down through a tunnel and come out to this!


Then to get to the sunken garden you have to go behind this!


 You come out here 

 And sit on a bench here and admire the view 


  Will load some more later have to go 

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