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Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 08:32

The scent was amazing Joyce 

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 08:30

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 08:25

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 08:20

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 08:16

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 08:10

In the middle of a very busy spell at work I sneaked 2 hours off to visit the Manor House at Upton Grey in Hampshire.  One of the most beautiful gardens I have ever visited.  Its owner, Rosamund Wallinger, bought the house in a derelict state 30 years ago.  In researching the history of the building they discovered it had a Gertrude Jekyll garden, of which the bones still existed.  They tracked down the plans (in a Californian Museum) and set about recreating it.  So its history brought to life, as well as being an enchanting space.  Very special 

Pics to follow .....don't want to lose what I've written already 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 07:47

Morning all 

Busy spell at work now over for a bit .....Obxx - we were getting ready for a big presentation to city types. All went well - pheww !! They have told me not to come in today - didn't need telling twice .  So today I'm going to plant some plants and think gardening thoughts πŸŒ±πŸŒ»πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒΈ

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 08:48

Welcome back Liri

I've been absent too - working 13 hour days plus 2 hours driving has not left time for much else.  Worked through the weekend too.  On a train to London at the moment - back tomorrow night, when it will all be over and some sort of normality will return.

Hope noone's missed me too much 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 06:28

Morning peeps

Hope Mr Joyce is feeling better today, and not too unsettled by the experience.

Today is the start of littlest Chicklet's one-a-day exam run.  Pretty intense.  Got everything crossed til Friday lunchtime 

Guess which numpty left her lights on yesterday . Finished work at 8.30, then had to wait an hour in the works car park to be "rescued" by the RAC.  Not my finest hour 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 06:26

Morning   Another busy week ahead  

Hope Mrs Pdoc is feeling better this morning.  And that Wonky is sorting out the water damage - what a disaster 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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Last Post: 20/04/2017 at 01:49

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Last Post: 24/03/2017 at 15:43


Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 17:48

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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