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Whistlestop Hyde Hall

Following our Beth Chatto visit on Saturday we made a whistlestop visit to the RHS garden at Hyde Hall.  Fortuitously, one of our class mates has volunteered there for more than a year, and kindly offered to give us a private tour. 459 more words

Garden Visits

In the Garden; Stripes are in Order

A straight line….a band of color…in other words; a stripe….brings a sense of order to a disorderly world.

Stripes are trending right now. As evidenced by recent spreads in national magazines from Elle Décor to Oprah. 881 more words

Enjoying The Garden

Mexico- winter months 2015-2016

 We spend our winters in Mexico. It is a country of wide diversity and interesting culture. Despite the bad press it has these days we love everything what Mexico has to offer. 698 more words

Gardening , Nature, Island Life

Phormium and Pittosporum

Since I started my first job in horticulture at the end of Jan, I have been living in my dreams.

My usual day involves daily visits to 4-5 gardens and various gardening tasks, from lawn mowing, hedge trimming, pruning to communicating with customers. 249 more words

Garden Work

GPAP and there's more ....

You could be forgiven for thinking that I had painted the thin cerise lines down each side of this phormium’s gloriously strappy leaves.  Then you would remember that if I had attempted the job it wouldn’t be half as neat, so beautifully applied, so perfectly framing the stripes of green and cream.   115 more words

The diverse vegetation of the Heaphy track

Phormium, dear Phormium. Never shall I say a bad word about you again. I’ve seen you beachside, mountainside, roadside and bang in the middle of highly exposed plains. 1,698 more words

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