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Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 18:29

 The roses weren't out yet at Hever although it was their rose week - weather again.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 18:22

The day after Great Dixter we went to Hever Castle. The castle is more like a beautiful, comfortable Tudor manor house inside and the gardens are lovely. There are mini gardens, each with it's own character, down the sides of the big Italian garden.

For those who have just arrived on this site, I live in France and we are on holiday in England visiting gardens.

The oak tree link won't work so I'll leave this post and start again and see what happens.




Posted: 22/06/2013 at 11:00

Morning all. If anyone would like to see some photos of Great Dixter I've put them on Gardens we have Visited 2013

Having a quieter day today, weather not good anyway.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 00:04

Here are some photos of Great Dixter, taken a couple of days ago.



Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:45

KEF that sounds awful, think I'll avoid it!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 00:09

Gilly you probably don't get that awful music ad anymore because it's come to me instead!

WW, Glyndebourne was great. Lovely day, beautiful garden full of poppies, people picnicking on lawns in evening dress. We drank Pimms and wandered about. Opera was Mariage of Figaro. It was a comedy all about sex, with lovely music, Mozart.  We ate in one of the restaurants in the interval.

Went to Hever Castle today. Wisley tomorrow. RHS card and GW 2 for 1 entry are coming in handy!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 23:44
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I think this is a penstemon, a tiny one, I bought it at a plant fair last year and it hadn't got a label when i got it home

Anyone know what it is?


Nut, could it be a phygelius or cape fuschia?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 23:34

Hello, I just put my post on the morning thread. It was lovely to meet Bev and no, Fairygirl, no cake. We needed our mouths free to talk!


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 23:24

What a lovely place you have WW. Thank you for all the photos.

Had a great day today, should be posting this on evening thread, but it sort of follows on here. Met Bev this morning, had coffee with her at her local GC. Lovely to meet her, had a good chat. Bought 7 perennials and 4 clematis.

Glyndebourne was wonderful, lovely garden with everyone wearing their party frocks and bow ties, but they couldn't match the poppies! Mariage of Figaro was like a comic pantomime with wonderful music, bit weird! I've only seen operas with tragic endings and this one had a happy ending. We had a lovely meal in one of their restaurants in the interval.

Hever Castle tomorrow. Goodnight all.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:52

Artjak, my sisyrinchium always has a burnt look after flowering too. And it won't stay where I planted it. I now have a few as it seems to seed itself, but they aren't where I wanted them.

How maddening about the farmer, and dangerous. Have you told him of the damage?

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