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Dogwood

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:20

Sibirica is a very vibrant red - i don't think any of the cornus grown for stem colour grow too big, as you coppice them so regularly to keep the stems young and colourful.

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Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:46

I'd donate them Dove, but I fear it would lead to domestic strife ...... he said it would be like selling one of the children.  

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Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:40

Hope your Mum is settling now Verd.

back from our walk - lovely out there

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 And Mr Chicky has brought his harvest indoors

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Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:37

Fairy - Elka is like tete a tete - so will go towards the front, with Thalia nearer the back.  will keep them well away from the yellow ones - separate bed, round a corner.  Don't want them mixing with the hoi polloi

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:29

And we combined it with a visit to Hyde Hall - some great autumn colour there

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 That really was grasses planted en masse!

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 Loved this sunken garden

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 The red is the stems of cornus sibirica ....its gone on the list

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 Not normally a pampas fan, but loved this one

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:17

Matty - those pictures look like paintings - especially the first and third.  those impressionists could certainly capture the essence of a place.

here are some from a visit to Beth Chattos mid October.  The grasses and some of the borders still looked great, but it has whetted my appetite to go back in summer next year, to see it in full fettle.

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Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:00

Morning

Winds must have been focusing on Scotland last night - all calm here.  Will have a lazy morning and then a walk at a local NT place - lots of trees and lakes - should be nice at this time of year.

forgot to mention that I'm go to try some white daffs this year - got some Thalia and Elka for a bed at the back of the house.  Hoping they will look super sophisticated

And spurred on by pDoc's success, I will fill in my Wimbledon public ballot form today too

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Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:54

Ooooooooh.  Something to look forward to - his is still green leaved......

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:52

So lovely Artjak.  Why am I not surprised you have an eye for colour.  Might try scouring the garden tomorrow for some likely vase material.......

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Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:48

Didn't realise it had good autumn colour - it was bought because OH likes BIG leaves. If he had his way (which, of course, he won't) this place would look like Jurassic Park

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