Garden Visits 2017

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,810

    Sorry, I don't know, there weren't labels on them.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,377

    Obelixx, the tree below the birches is definitely Prunus serrula.  My guess is that the one above is another birch, whose trunk has been lovingly cleaned up by someone.  Maybe Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis, the Chinese red birch.  Absolutely stunning, as you say!

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,953

    Thanks Liri.  I can get the prunus near here in a range of sizes and prices but only betula Jaquemontii and that starts at 35€ for a diddy one!  Prunus it is then.   Maybe a wee grove of the white betulas for my birthday.  Now there's a thought.  Just right for autumn planting too.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,499

    I had already started a 2017 garden visits thread ......its here

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/garden-design/gardens-we-have-visited-2017/995582.html

    ....just so it doesn't get lost in the ether.  Perhaps Nora could close my one down now, so we only have one on the go ?

    Last edited: 11 May 2017 10:59:49

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,953

    Missed that one Chicky.   Not keen on the gaudy tulips but really love the Collector's garden and stumpery. 

    Any more pics of Keukenhof this year?

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,499

    Will have to investigate photobucket for my Keukenhof pics - the Arundel ones took me an hour to load on here, and I haven't had that sort of time to sit down and faff since we got backimage  Its a shame, coz the photo threads used to be one of my favourite parts of the Forum

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,953

    I like photobucket Chicky.  Easy way to share photos with friends and family and on here if you have more than 2 or 3.   It helps to organise them in a sequence you like in your own folder and then just go and have a cuppa while that uploads to Photobucket.

    Here are the Picton Gardens near Malvern last September - http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Obelixx_be/library/1609%20Picton%20gardens?sort=2&page=1

    Just in case Busy gets a chance to visit while she's there for the flower show.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,810

    Sorry we missed your garden visit thread, Chicky. Maybe you, or someone could put this one's link on it. I'm on the iPad now as we are about to leave Norfolk for Malvern.

    Obelixx, I used to use photobucket but when our French Internet got so bad it became difficult. I often can't look at pics people send by photobucket so I've missed  lot of Berghill's photos and some of yours.

    I don't think the Picton garden is open at this time of year, it's a late summer, autumn garden.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,953

    That's a pity as it has a good little nursery full of tempting asters.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,319

    Wooded background, autumn flowers, seated wicker man are lovely Obelixx and I like the way broken flower pots have been used.

    SW Scotland
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