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Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,218

Had a really good weekend. Overall the four gardens we think raised between £2-£3K.

Here are some pics of mine


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,394
    Glad you had a good weekend, garden looks lovely. What is the white flower with the yellow middle?
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,469
    Congratulations @Lizzy27 - looks smashing. 
    Did you apply as a group? 
    A village near me has an Open Gardens this coming weekend - I love looking round and getting ideas.

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,218
    Busy Lizzie, that is a Carpenteria californica - the most admired and commented on plant in the garden. It might do very well for you as it's slightly on the tender side, although I didn't fleece it this year as its too big, it survived the Beast from the East!
    AuntyRach - thanks, glad you liked it. It's taken 11 years to get it like that, there was hardly anything here when we moved in. I think we applied as a group, but I've only done it, I think 3 or 4 times. We don't open every year and I think this will be my last time as I found it very hard work and have exhausted myself.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,394
    edited June 2018

    Tender plants don't do well here as the winters are usually too cold. Shame, as it's gorgeous. Summers hot, winters cold, so Mediterranean planting is difficult and so is romantic English planting. But I go for the English planting.

    I found my Open Garden exhausting too, especially as we had the wettest May and June on record. Unusual in Dordogne.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,218
    That's a shame BL, have you no warm little corner you could tuck it up in? It's such an unusual and lovely plant. 
    I'm still recovering from the weekend (and we had another small group yesterday) so am taking it easy today. 
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