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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:59

Lovely pics Bizzie - we went to the Sussex Prairie Garden about this time last year and were blown away

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:54

Brilliant pics Beau - really captures it well.  So pleased the sun shone for us

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:43

Oh Dove, you poor thing ((hugs)) - hope you get some sleep tonight with all those bruises.  Broke my arm a few years back - the not being able to drive was the worst (apart from hitting ctl-alt-del on the pc, which could only be achieved by holding a wooden spoon in my mouth).  Take it easy whilst it all heals.  

Great pallet train Ggirl - those Sholing passengers are lucky peeps.

Home again now from my Oxford adventure - will post pics on the gardens visited thread (i know it was work, but my coffee break felt like a garden visit) - but here is where i stayed

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59318.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 And here was the view from my room

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59319.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:41

If you are going with the red/orange theme then geums would be good for earlier - Mrs Bradshaw is an orangey red, and the tangerine series do what it says on the tin!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:39

Morning from hogwarts.  Will take a photo before i go.  The gardens are beautiful - really well stocked.  I guess the courtyards are the equivalent of walled gardens as a microclimate.  There is the largest pyracantha i have ever seen, smothered in berries, on one wall.

right, best get going - have a good day all

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:59

We wondered what Daniel would say if we were the first Forkers to be expelled from an RHS garden

Helenium

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:43

I grew rudbeckia rustic dwarves from seed this year, and was really pleased with the browny/orange selection i got.  Not expecting them to come through the winter, but will try some more seed next spring.  They might give you some fillers whilst the rest gets established ... Very exciting project there

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59009.jpg?width=514&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:36

Love buzzards Bekkie.  Such a plaintive cry - almost like a cat at 200feet

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:15

Glad to see you back Pdoc - sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time.

Sat in my Oxford college room - quite surreal to think people get educated in surroundings like this.  I have mullioned windows and a wildflower meadow outside.  feel like i am on some sort of film set

Been keeping my eyes open - not spotted any corpses yet, so assume Morse and Kevin are absent at the mo.

Love the photos Archie - nice to see they captured your best side

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:08

A few more pics from me - i was having a bit of a fruit day ...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59004.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

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 Thought i might try and create something like this with my house leeks

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