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Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 22:17

Romantic British gardening is not dismissed in France. I live in France and the French I have spoken to admire British gardens. I entered a national French gardening competition when we had to send in photos and a description of our gardens. My garden was described as romantic. The French general public had to vote on line for their favourite gardens. My garden was in the top 10.


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 17:07

Lovely photos Liri, sounds very peaceful.

Have done very little this afternoon. Cold and wet outside. Have watched TV and done some ironing. Made OH his lunch, but I had salad as I'm trying to make an effort to lose a few pounds. Wish I could play tennis again, used to enjoy it but it gives me tendonitis and I have arthritis starting in the fingers. Doc told me to stop.


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 09:48

Morning all.

Very grey and still here, but at least it's a positive temperature 3°! Still haven't finished planting the pots on the kitchen terrace, not sure if I will today, forecast is drizzle. 

Hope Hosta is enjoying his holiday and, Wonky, have a lovely week. Will you be relaxing or decorating?

Didn't know Dove likes awful reality programmes! I quite like some of them Good for ironing in front of.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 22:51

Haven't a clue what Edd is talking about and I'm certainly not going to try salt in my coffee!

Garden centre recommendations

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 22:48

When we go to England and stay in Eastbourne (DIL and grandchildren) we go to Paradise Park in Newhaven, lots of clematis choice. But I really liked a little nursery with a garden to visit called "Marchants Hardy Plants". I also like Merriments Gardens which also have a garden centre and nursery attached.

Now we are buying a cottage in Norfolk and I look forward to exploring garden centres there and especially Peter Beales "Classic Roses".


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 22:34

How funny, I've read Runnybeak's post before.

So glad your new job is going well Panda.

Edd, could that be the sort of jeans button that you bash in with a hammer, or have I got the wrong end of the stick?

Enjoyed the pottery throw down programme.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 22:31

Thanks Verdun. Mine was about 6', but planted in the wrong place as I hadn't realised how tall it would get.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 22:07

He's so cute and I'm glad he doesn't look thin.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:41

Verdun's been on the Salvia thread, Gertie. Plants have always been his first love, probably more than chat.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:39

I had Wendy's Wish last year, loved it, preferred it to Amistad, neater habit. But I lost it in the winter  Wish I had taken cuttings. But I bought 6 quite cheaply as plug plants so hoping to do the same again.

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