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Putting on a Side Show.

Do you have a shameful secret? Something you’d rather keep hidden? I am, of course talking horticulturally here…. what ever else? There we were, around my kitchen table, discussing various class members’gardens  and I realised that we were all happy to talk about our fronts and rears ( I’m… 513 more words

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Gresgarth Doors

Gresgarth Garden in Lancashire is open to the public from February to November just one day each month. Sunday 12th March was Hellebore Day and visitors were offered Hot Chocolate on the terrace. 169 more words

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Wintery Wonders

I don’t know about you, but it’s seemed such a long winter season this year, but at last there are welcome signs of spring everywhere. Feeling energised, we all trooped off on our first garden visit of 2017- to Dunham Massey , one of Cheshire’s stately homes, to see its iconic winter gardens. 492 more words

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Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

The house was originally constructed for Jacques Majorelle in the 1930s and from the beginning, the walls were painted in ‘Majorelle blue’.  He designed a garden around the Art Deco house with the rare and exotic plants he’d collected worldwide. 257 more words

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Batsford Arboretum

I am spending a long weekend in the Cotswolds and yesterday I had a couple of hours exploring Batsford Arboretum in the grounds of the childhood home of the Mitford sisters. 213 more words

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Le Jardin Secret, Marrakech

If you want a wonderfully detailed account of this garden, including the history, do head over to the Frustrated Gardener who visited late last year (and in much sunnier weather!) 540 more words

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Out of my potting shed to visit - Holme Pierrepont Hall

I’ve spent too much time online looking at snowdrop gardens – and wishing I had a helicopter to whizz me from Scotland to Cornwall.
They are all so tempting. 613 more words