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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:18
Lily - Pashley isn't NT, but well worth a visit. As Lizzie said, tea on the terrace is pretty special

Lizzie - Sarah Raven's is only open a few days a year (thats why our weekend away was organised for that particular weekend). Its very nicely done - productive (veg and cutting garden flowers) but attractive too. Not as many eye popping colour combinations as I expected, having read her "bold and beautiful" book - but inspiring just the same.

Topbird - bike ride sounds brill . As you say, life without adventure sucks !!

Ideas for fruit and veg for greenhouse for young family

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 06:55

Richard - it depends what your children like to eat.  Mine were big cucumber fans, and the mini ones are "cute" and they can have one to themselves.  I grow mini-munch with quite a lot of success

Indelable marker pens for real?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 06:51

I use sharpies ....but they don't normally reach their first birthday, so respect.  The labels are still readable though

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 06:42

We did some moon watching here too - quite spectacular here, but we had very clear skies.  Feel I could do with a lie in to compensate - but thats not going to happen.  Need to get out there and check on my new purchases before I set off for work.

The other garden's I visited at the weekend - well worth a visit for anyone who can get to the East Sussex area - were Merriments and Sarah Ravens, who was having one of her open days.  Both were lovely

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:42
Fairy - the retail therapy helped too ! Kniphofia, anemones, epimedium and a stunning geranium Khan followed me home

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:36
Fantastic garden visiting weekend. wall to wall blue skies and sunshine. Surprisingly i think Sissinghurst was my favourite (I didn't expect to like it but I thought it was magical) .....closely followed by Pashley Manor. Kent/Sussex is looking beautiful at the moment - feeling blessed to live in such a beautiful country as ours.

Have eaten too much, and laughed a lot too. Great weekend - made me almost forget we are now Chicklet-less.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 06:46

Ouch Panda. Hope you are now fast asleep

just popping in briefly ....about to set off for a weekend whirlwind of garden visiting.  Highlights are Dixter and Sissinghurst, but a few others thrown in whilst we are passing.  Not for the faint hearted, so am leaving Mr Chicky at home.  Will report back next week.  Very excited to see that the sun is going to shine for us all weekend

hugs for those in need .....and hope everyone else has a great weekend

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:52

Isn't it just. The clematis is a stunner too

Helianthus Lemon Queen

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 21:09

Mine haven't spread very far Fidget - and they have been in 5 years.  I would do some splitting if you want them to cover an area.  I planted in threes, and they are still distinct plants even now.

Helianthus Lemon Queen

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 19:31

Definitely more of a lemon yellow in my garden ......but it grows to 8 foot without any staking so is wonderful at the back of my borders at this time of year.  I think it looks great with the purple asters.

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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