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Harold Hillier in Hampshire – Part 3

The third and final part of this series of posts celebrating our summer visit to the Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire features their wonderful collection of Cornus chinensis, a family of small trees. We were amazed by this collection as … Continue reading

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Harold Hillier in Hampshire – Part 2

So here we are back in Hampshire and still wandering around the miles of paths along which we explored the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.   The Acer Grove was full of colour when the sun hit the foliage after the … Continue reading

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Roses, roses and yet more Roses – Mottisfont.

We had planned to visit the National Trust garden at Mottisfont to see its rose garden for many years so took advantage of being in Hampshire for a short break in June. Little did we know that hoards of others … Continue reading

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A garden reborn – Glansevern Hall

In this post we will be looking back to a garden visit we made in mid-May when we visited a garden near Welshpool just over the border into Wales but still only a half hour drive away. The last time … Continue reading

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Wonder Walls

We always enjoy discovering what plants manage to grow in walls and marvel at how they get a foothold and seek out enough food. You can imagine how delighted we were when we came across this 50 metre long wall … Continue reading

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Croft Castle month by month – Part 6 June

We arrived for our June exploration of the gardens at the National Trust property, Croft Castle, with great expectations as the sun shone, the sky was blue and the temperature warm. We were not disappointed in any way! After our … Continue reading

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The Trees in Two Gardens

When we visit gardens I tend to concentrate on taking photographs of borders and flowering plants, and often ignore the wonderful silhouette of the trees. So when we went to Dunham Massey and Trentham in February I concentrated on their … Continue reading

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