Garden Trail Review.

After a very shaky start weather wise, we finally got to go around the gardens today. Saturday started off very poor, with very heavy downpours only drying up around 2-00. I did feel for the participants as there is so much hard work that goes in to getting everything ready.We did however have a nice treat on Saturday as our friends who opened their garden Saturday asked us round for drinks after they closed.This was a very civilized end to what could have been a disastrous afternoon. 

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    Jills ‘Living Arbor’ just right for a rest .

 We woke up today to glorious sunshine, warm with a slight breeze, perfect to walk around some of the gardens open. Fourteen gardens took part and we walked to seven of them.

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    We took another walk to our hosts last night to take more photos. Jills lovely summer house filled with lots of family memento.

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      Onopordum acanthium with Verbena Bonariensis…..and a perfect lawn.

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   On to another garden up the road.

   My favourite small tree, grown in a pot. Cersis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’. I have to say this was my plant of the day. One day I will have one but something will have to go to accommodate it. I could not keep one in a pot however nice this looked.

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    Now my favourite garden of the day. This cottage is one of the oldest in that area, and the garden sat perfectly around it. It had everything a cottage garden should have, flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruit all grown in a mouthwatering jumble. Connie the lady who lives here is well into her 70s, does all this on her own and still finds time to volunteer as a gardener at our local National Trust House. Hats off to you Connie, you are a star.

 

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   Connies perfect Cottage Garden.

  The rest of the gardens we visited were fine, but no photos.

We did have a lovely afternoon tea in a large lawned garden which was two houses from the local pub. While we were having our tea we could hear a local band playing folk songs. A perfect end to a perfect walk around our local gardens.

 

 

 

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6 responses to “Garden Trail Review.

  1. What a lovely way to spend a gorgeous Sunday in June; garden visiting.

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  2. Sounds like it all ended up well, love Connie’s garden!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely day, I have to admit that garden visiting is something I miss.

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  4. diversifolius

    Nice activity for the weekend – the Forest Pansy really deserves a spot in the garden.

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