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Tatton Park

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 11:28

I'm certainly not a photographer but thanks. Will have a look at Cloggie George. 

Tatton Park

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 11:24

(phew, that took some doing - kept loosing the posts).

spindly little things aren't they?

Tatton Park

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 11:21

Tatton Park

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 11:18

Tatton Park

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 11:16

Tatton Park

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 11:14

Tatton Park

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 10:05

I went yesterday with mum and two sisters. It was my first RHS flower show and I was so overwhelmed and excited when I walked in! I loved every minute and every detail. 

The gardens were fantastic but oh so small compared to how they look on TV! The floral marque a bit clostrophobic for me, but still lovely. The flowers and plants were stunning.The crowds were very manageable.

The prices were much cheaper than I expected ( but so were the pot sizes).

I agree there was a rip off feel about the information being lacking when buying plants, apparently everything would grow anywhere with minimal care! 

I also agree, and noticed, an abundance of  hordeum and hydrangea, and agapanthus with hindsight. I really wanted to try agapanthus but didn't feel I'd get good advice on which was best for me (easy and tall, any colour). 

I felt the gardens were planted with things which would naturally be in flower now, just how a garden should be!  Whereas watching Chelsea on TV I had the impression a lot was forced and flowering from the skill of the gardeners - hence the displays were not fully replicable (please comment on this notion I had especially if I'm wrong!).

Spent up and came home happy. Will post some photos later.


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 21:54

oh ,  and the climbers I grew from seed - coulnt remember if they were moring glory or black eyed Susan....just realised they are  cornflowers!!!!  will look nice all the same, but won't need ropes n crampons! 


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 21:49

... ah new site... maybe post is too long? ....

a stipa tenuissimaa, so not looking too Japanese yet. Need water and pebbles at least. 

Enjoying reading all the threads and continuing to learn even if I'm not posting much lately. xxx


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 21:46

My garden Mojo has returned!   But it's costing me a fortune  . 

Im really pleased with my old 'feather bed' for those who remember ( full of grasses), this year I had a great combination of Mrs Bradshaw geums with loads of nigella, amazing, but nigella is finishing now so not sure what's gonna happen next and not sure when the geum will finish. 

The allium bed is frankly bare this year. lovely tulips in spring but nothing now until the phlox get going. Lots of space for other lilacs next year. 

The arbour has had a lick of bright purple paint (pansy) ,not what I would have chosen this year but it's been waiting in the shed for 3 years! 

My current project ( always need at least one!) is to make something a little Japanese themed on the paved area so all in planters. Very difficult as japanese style requires space and calm, not really my thing in a garden, more cram it full mentality. So far I have a 5' purple Acer (good start), some hostas, a harts tong fern and a st

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