Hello folks I've arrived home this afternoon - the OH has done well but the sprinkler is needed on the veg patch. It was a really lovely day yesterday with new/old friends and the gardens were lovely - I think one of the things that stood out for me was some really interesting planting combinations (although there were one or two that I'd not copy). I've got some pics too, so later on this evening I'll upload them.
I've unloaded a car full of plants (all being given loadsa tlc Panda)
As for now, a mug of coffee is called for, then the unpacking, and to send OH into the village for beer and icecream
Look forward to more photos Dove...........whilst you're doing the pics, you might just slip an ice cream in too...........it's very hot here...........a large 99 would go down a treat
Lovely pics Fidget, you even got the base of the obelisk that Geoff made from bits and bobs...I remember it well. I loved GW when it was from Barnsdale. Thanks all of you that went for sharing with us.
Thank you for sharing the photo's fidgetbones . The tulip tree is just beautiful and the dry garden - interesting plants.
An assortment of colour and texture combinations at Barnsdale and a few familiar bits of architecture etc
This last one's for Punkdoc - to prove that he's not the only one to support his plants a wee bit later than is ideal
Lovely pics Dove, thank you for sharing. Love the hostas and the water thingy. And the tiny summer house, well all really. Glad you had a great time.
I think the others have summed it up perfectly, and like Nut, I have enjoyed doing the tour all over again!! We have just got the internet back after an 'outage' which has meant I have now done no work for two and a half days on the trot . But, being offline has had the happy result of my planting up all the lovely gifts I was given. Of course, I wasn't able to google them for size/spread, but I thought I should just get them in and well watered, and think about design later, as long as they are all okay, I can move them as and when!!
Fab pictures, glad you all had a lovely day and thank you for sharing
Yesterday was Compost master's Conference; today a Compost Event just North of King's Lynn, so have not been able to come onto the forum. Glad so many people took pics of the gardens; they were pretty wonderful. BusyB, am so pleased you have ordered Lady Hamilton Rose, I loved the bronze foliage. Am trying to figure out where I could fit her in
Thank you all for such a wonderful day.