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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:34

I am planning to visit Wisley on Sunday 7th September - does anyone want to join me?  it is the last day of their annual flower show, where they have lots of nurseries displaying their wares, and some dahlia displays.

myself and OH went last year and though the car parks were busy, the gardens themselves didn't seem to be.  The orchards were looking great, and the glasshouse borders (prairie planting by Piet Oudolf) were at their peak.  Plus there were plant stalls to peek at on the way out.  Its free to get in with an RHS membership card.

Let me know if there's any interest out there ......



Posted: 25/08/2014 at 21:47

Got so fed up with the rain that we went shopping in the end.

panda - saw this and thought of you ...

 Not as cute as your speakers though

Glad you've got a Black Adder on its way Lizzie - they are wonderful.  Blue Boa is pretty special too.

work tomorrow .... Could do with another day off!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 21:31

Thanks Lizzie - now i want to go even more .  Next year, sometime in June, WILL do it.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 21:20

Caral - your humble pansies look amazing .  The bike on the lawn also made me smile - a good reminder that however beautiful our gardens, they are meant to be lived in too


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:44
Tipping down here, but if Verd has sunshine its coming our way . Do you think you could flap it a bit and hurry it up? Would be nice to salvage at least part of our BH

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:09
Love Rozanne too Lizzie - there's a reason it won plant of the century (or whatever that silly Chelsea award was last year - how can you choose one plant for 100 years )

Wendy, the yellow is helianthus lemon queen - not really got into its stride yet this year. It gets to 8 foot and needs no staking so is perfect for the back of my borders. Wish i could find other plants that do the same. Tried a thalictrum elin this year, but it was pretty floppy, and have high hopes for a eupatorium, but the verdict is still out on that one.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:03
Hi Yvie - i keep promising myself a trip to Sissinghurst "next year" - will really do it one day . A friend of mine recommends combining it with a trip to Marchants nursery, which she says is amazing. Maybe a forum trip for us southerners??

Had a mega lie in this morning - could hear the rain pitter-pattering, so knew I wasn't missing much . Have a couple of hours work to get out of the way, then might make some sort of attempt to get this house in order - who knows when the next rainy day might be.

BM - got your email, about to reply.

So sorry about your Mum Verd - can only really send ((hugs)). Grateful that my Dad is still fit and healthy - just quite lonely . Daughters can only do so much.

Hope shoulders improve (Dove and Bekkie), tummies settle down (Lizzie) and walks/drives/outings happen despite the rain (Lily and OL). Sure 8've missed someone - it'll come to me once I've pressed submit


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 00:10
Saw that too OL - very sad - he'll be missed


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 22:56
Ice cream snap - the best sort !!


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 22:51
Mmmmmm - ice cream with homemade butterscotch sauce (yummy smilie - I'm on basic editor ...)

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