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Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:20

May10th this year I was a guest of the Nat, Trust for the day at Hanbury Hall.  Last week I visited The Stone House Cottage Garden anf John Massey's Garden at Ashwood Nurseries, next month I visit a tropical garden and water gardens in Dorset.  Then it is gardens in Oxfordshire and Westonbirt in Gloucestrshire.  When my broadband has been upgraded I will post some pictures.  Oh, and on my 85th birthday in August I get taken to any garden of my choice by my son's partner.and my gardening buddy.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:16

Yesterday the Bristol Group of the Alpine Garden Society had its summer outing to The Stone House Cottage Garden and John Massey's garden at Ashwood Nurseries where the gardeners themselves gave us a guided tour.  i was blown away by the beautiful colours in both  These ir

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ises will be my next water colour task.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 19:20

So lovely, Wintersong.  I have been snapping two things that are pertect companions colourwise in my garden - blue bearded iris and heuchera "Caramel".

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What is this little tree..?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 13:42

Yes, maple family.  CP if you need us to see details by clicking the photograph you must make sure your pic is no more than 1000kbs.  When we saw the trunk then of course it was a tree, not a heuchera!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 22:24

Singy the red and white Sweet William are the first to flower of my mant clumps of them because they are in a corner of one of my raised beds which are warmer than my borders.  In July you will see them in all hues round the garden in my pictures.  They are so easy if you treat them as perennials and keep sticking cuttings straight in the ground.  I started with a packet of seed aout ten years ago.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:50

That is the flower of my elder tree.  It is covered in them.  I could make a fortune in elderflower cordial.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 10:28

Only the middle of June and i took my camera in fear and trepidation up the garden after the horrific winds and heavy rain we had in Bristol yeasterday.  I was lucky only one pale blue bearded iris had been blown down and a few dead branches.

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Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:00

And she was 104 and older probably than everything in the garden.  Gilly L that has the tears running down my cheeks .  Eddie, I love the sqirrels and all your imaginative finds!

Allium paradoxum

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 14:47

Why not divide your allium paradoxum bulbs into two - plant half in the garden and the rest in a pot.  Label the pot and you then have a reminder of the early flowering small white allium which will appear next year in the garden.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 14:43

I hope the Prime Minister reads that.  Gardening came a long time before politics.  The Bible sites the Garden of Eden as where human life first began.  You cannot get more recommendation than that.  Hee is another of my poems with a gardening theme.

 

Out in the Cold.

 

As you would for a rare mountain plant,

You put me in the Alpine House;

Studied my history, my habitat,

My preferences for food and drink.

 

Seeing that I was thriving,

You moved me to the rock garden 

Of marriage.

There I put down roots

And did what alpines love to do,

Blossomed spectacularly,

And bred seven new rarities for you.

 

Now you are gone,

I struggle in the neglected garden

Of widowhood.

Longing to be back in the Alpine House.

Yet adapted enough 

To survive on the mountain.

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picture difficulties

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Awww, it was the same for my sister gardening in Edmonton in Canada, James. It was amazing how much they could grow in their very short thr... 
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