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Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:17

Then I went over to the Allotment area..

Victorian composts

On the opposite side of the path is the Fruit Orchard

Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:04

Ornamental Kitchen Garden..

Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 15:57

Mediterranean Garden

Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 15:49

On to the Gentlemans Cottage Garden

Adjacent to this garden is the Geoff Hamilton Memorial..

I then moved on to the Reclaimed Garden. I seem to recall Adam Frost helped GH plant a Mountain Ash tree in here?

Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 07:26

I've been meaning to visit Barnsdale for a couple of years, but never managed to make the trip. But yesterda I had to travel from Sheffield to Melton Mowbray to collect my motorbike from the mechanic I use, so took the opportunity to visit.

Theres lots of photos so I'll post them in stages over the next few days.

I rode there on my awesome two wheeled steed and parked up in the car park..

The entrance to the gardens..

I headed over to the areas of the garden that were used in Gardeners World which are signposted..

Walking over the little bridge leads you to the Apple Arch..

The garden is divided into lots of small gardens, each with different themes. I headed straight to the Artisan Garden which is the area I most wanted to see, having read GH's book and having made one of his obelisks for my own garden..

I got the feeling that everything was original, as in the fences, seat, obelisk etc were the exact ones that GH made. Ive no idea if thats true but I got the same feeling throughout the whole garden, it was as if everything had been kept just as it was all those years ago.

More photos to come of the next garden......

Last edited: 21 June 2017 07:27:25


Posted: 09/06/2017 at 14:01

How about digging it up after it has flowered and splitting it into two plants?

RHS Chatsworth

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 20:27

I shall be going on Saturday. If your stuck in traffic jams getting to Chatsworth be sure to peep your horn at me as I whizz past you on my motorbike 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 20:39

Im interested to know how the exhibitors get accepted to show their gardens at Chelsea. Do they all submit plans and the best get selected, or is there a different way of deciding? Can anyone apply to enter the competition, or do you have to have won at other shows first?

Last edited: 28 May 2017 20:39:56

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 23:59

The gardens need to at least look like gardens, and not like concepts.

Copper piping running through that garden just looked stupid. I did once install copper piping around the tops of my raised veg beds, but that had the purpose of deterring slugs, and not to look 'arty farty'.

Last edited: 26 May 2017 23:59:36

Old pond - new resident

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 20:21
Bobby Spray says:

stoats and weasels are killers. wave goodbye to any song bird nests you have nearby

See original post

Theres a very easy way of telling the difference between a stoat and a weasel...

Weasels are weasely recognised, but stoats are stoatally different.

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