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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:13

I have visited many beautiful gardens in this my Golden Jubilee Year in my garden but the most unusual I think is the 16 Heritage Gardens at the entrance to Warwick Race Course.  These have only been restored since 2006 though they date from 1830.  They were rented or bought from a farmer by business people who needed their back yard for the horse and cart so had no outside space.  Monty Don restored the first in 1995 but this one is not open to the public though you can peep in.  Each has a brick and tile with a chimney and Victorian fireplace in their Grade2 listed summer houses.  The head gardener and volunteers have done a great job.  The restaurant is superb and the plants you can buy.  all in Bread and Meat Lane and called Hill Close Gardens.  Pictures I took.

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 They grow 68 heritage varieties of apples.  You are invited to taste their fruit as you wander round straight off the tree!!!

2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:47

Every time I pass the conservatory door I wonder if there is still room for me.

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 My pure white pansy has opened its first bud.

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 My tibouchina has two buds open of its twelve.

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2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:08

Awww, Linda, that is lovely, so there is a Marion carrot as well as a Marion Swede!  They look yummy, enjoy.  So glad to hear you are recovering flumpy1 but do no heavy work until you are eating normally and keeping it all down!  I have done two hours gardening this morning in warm dry and very calm Bristol and the forecast for the next few days here is even warmer.  Harvesting, planting, pruning and weeding as well as leaf mould making here I come.

2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:40

Another mild dry day ahead so should be able to get more of  my plants in and more weeding and pruning done.  Forecast is for even warmer Monday and Tuesday!  The fallen apple harvest needs seeing to, either giving away or freezing as pulp.  I will harvest the rest of the sweetcorn too and that will give me a raised bed to plant garlic cloves from the ones I grew this year.  

2014

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 21:07

Oh dear, sounds like the norovirus.  Keep yourself hydrated and get well soon.

2014

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 16:58

Aww, nothing more than a cold I hope?

2014

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:19

Last pics for now.

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2014

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:05

More autumn colour from my garden this morning.

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 More to come.

2014

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 12:38

Such warm autumn colours up my sunny garden this morning.

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 More to come.

Monty don new series

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 11:54

I keep gasping at the cost of it all.  I have a very tight budget being on Guaranteed Pension credit but I have a very productive garden so have a millionaire style diet - all organic with no food miles and no millionaire could buy the satisfaction i get from doing my garden.  Monty was so right when he said to one couple (the Japanese Garden ones I think) do fall in love with the process of gardening.  Growing a lovely plant from seed or a cutting from a friend gives much more pleasure than buying hundreds of pounds worth of plants from a garden centre.

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