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When we came here we planted trees

Our garden was a field of wheat when we bought the house. We had to wait until the autumn harvest. Then the farmer ploughed our plot and we threw around handfuls of grass seed with wild flowers mix… 8 more words

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Japanese Gardens: Ritsurin

I have visited quite a few gardens in Japan over the last six years, but on our last trip, we visited one that I think was the most beautiful yet. 763 more words


Roses in Wales; Charity Plant Sale; Surplus to requirements; Club Plant Shop

Our next meeting is almost upon us – Wednesday, 19th October at 7.30pm. Growing Roses in West Wales with Richard Bramley of Farmyard Nurseries. As we all know roses are not the easiest of plants to grow in a wet climate, so we look forward to Richard’s talk with great anticipation. 176 more words

MyPottingBench: Down Under - Mount Tomah Botanical Garden

The Mount Tomah Botanical Garden is part of three gardens that make up the botanical gardens in New South Wales. The other two are the Royal Garden, in the CBD of Sydney, and a larger, spreading garden at Mount Annan. 322 more words


Westonbirt Arboretum : Walkies in Silk Wood

Westonbirt Arboretum was created by two generations of the Holford family at a time when Victorian passions for plant hunting and pictureque landscapes were at their peak. 995 more words

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Rousham Gardens - A Must to Visit

Day 3 of my short break to Oxford was a visit to Rousham Gardens.  I was surprised at the number of people who had not heard of Rousham when I spoke of our itinerary, it is clearly a little known, but very important in the history of garden design.   597 more words

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Wonderful Woolbeding

Another off island adventure and so another excuse for a garden visit, this time to the National Trust Woolbeding Gardens near Midhurst in West Sussex. 603 more words

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