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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.






Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:00


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


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.......


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

To-do lists

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:39

I have been known to write things I have already done on a tdl .....just for the pleasure of crossing them off

Found Chicklet's phone buzzing the other day was an alarm telling her to "check list".  I have taught her well


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:26

Giggling here - you lot are on form today

Wisley was lovely, as ever.  Fell in love with crab apple "gorgeous" (but thanks Woody and Fairy for your thoughts too ) - decided to come home and do a bit of research before purchasing a pair for the back of my flower garden.

OH bought an oak leaf hydrangea, and uncle found a daphne - so car was a bit leafy on the way home.  Also visited a heather exhibition and found that there is a specialist nursery about a mile from us - we even know his neighbour.  I have planted a few in a difficult bank this year - if they thrive, i might be paying him a visit.

footie on the telly, so time for a glass of something and a catchup on here.  Have a great evening all.

Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 09:04



Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:50

Congrats to Auntie Panda - lovely news

We are promised a sunny day, but not much sign yet.  Off to Wisley for a wander - hope its suitably autumnal.

planning to spend some birthday vouchers on a crab apple - has anyone any experience of red sentinel ??


Posted: 24/10/2014 at 06:58

Morning to Dove too - you snuck in whilst I was typing.....and retyping ..... first attempt wafted into the ether somewhere

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