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The Most Romantic Garden in England – Cholmondeley Castle

Many visitors believe that the gardens at Cholmondeley Castle are the most romantic in England, and after each visit we have made it is hard to disagree. Jude, the Undergardener and I visited in mid-September with a group of college … Continue reading

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Garden Walls and Steps – part 4 of a very occasional series

Back again with another selection of photos sharing with you interesting walls and steps we have discovered during our garden visiting adventures. Let us start at Powys Castle near Welshpool in the Welsh county of Powys, which is built on … Continue reading

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Harvington Hall – a great place for afternoon tea.

Jude the Undergardener and I have become very fond of  indulging in afternoon teas, a true English tradition which has been revived here in the UK in recent years. Our children often treat us to one as a present and … Continue reading

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My Garden Journal 2017 – October

We can now look at what I wrote about, photographed and painted during October in my Garden Journal. On the first page of my October Garden Journal I proposed a “fifth season” for us gardeners, a special one just for … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park – Attingham Park October

So here we are back with number ten in this series featuring our wanderings and discoveries as we walk around the pathways of our local National Trust property, Attingham Park. As intimated in my September “Walk in the Park” posting, … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Wonderful Gardens of Powys Castle – Part3

Back over the border just half an hour away in Wales we return for part 3 of our visit to the gardens of Powys Castle. We have looked at its upper terraces and the beautiful late summer, early autumn flowering … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Wonderful Gardens of Powys Castle – Part 2

Welcome back to Powys Castle gardens. In part 2 I will take you on a journey along the upper terraces, and in part 3 I will look at the lower gardens. The top terrace features perennials and shrubs that give … Continue reading

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