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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?


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:46

Morning all. How lovely, Dove. Hope the weather keeps fine and you have a lovely time.

We are having a once in a lifetime type treat today. OH is taking me to Glyndebourne to see the marriage of Figaro this evening. Forecast was good for today, but it looks a bit damp and grey at the moment.


Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:53

We had some lovely carrot cake, moist and spicy, at Borde Hill yesterday.

Great Dixter was wonderful, loads of colour and lots of poppies. Sunken garden full of those ladybird poppies with black spots on them. There were so many plants for sle and so many I hadn't heard of that I got totally confused and didn't buy any of them! Oh was shocked! They even had 2 of the clematis I wanted but they were so big I don't know how we'd have put the cover over the boot to hide them from customs.

Took lots of photos, including lupins for Matty!

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