Thursday, 30 August 2012

Why Visit Gardens?

Open garden at Boundary Cottage September 9th


Just some of the many reasons why you might like to come to Open Day.
  • Our garden is at its best in September.
  • To buy plants (some of them rare).
  • To say ‘hello’ to our neighbour’s rheas.
  • To see the giant Gunnera.
  • To sit in the conservatory eating delicious homemade cakes.
  • To spend a pleasant couple of hours in the countryside.
  • To meet old gardening friends.
  • To see the village plot. It’s down in Seaton Ross village.
  • To support a very worthy charity.
  • To examine a no-dig garden. 
  • To discover new plants.
  • To meet an artist in the garden.
  • To criticise and compare with your own garden!
  • To see the garden that this blog’s all about!
You will be sure of a warm welcome at the gate as we take your money!
Criticise and compare - “He’s a primitive propagator”!
The giant Gunnera looks better when some of the lower leaves are pruned out
Plants potted-up for the day - it’s like going into a sweetshop

10 comments:

  1. I'll definitely be having some of that blood grass!

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    1. Better come early. If its gone I will dig you some up!

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  2. That has got to be the most gorgeous bird I've ever seen! Makes me wish I lived closer.

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    1. We have seen him grow up from a chick. He used to sit in Harry's top pocket.

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    2. I agree wholeheartedly Josie! I'd love to see the garden and those fabulous birds!

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    3. Harry and Cathi are there over the hedge fielding visitors questions. I have told them they should open themselves!

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    4. No chance! We are happy to chat to the bored partners who are not so interested in gardens! We are even happy to hand chickens over the hedge to be cuddled!

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    5. Yes, the bored partner of my most regular visitor does not even come in. He takes the dog for a long two hour country walk. I think he is rewarded with tea and cakes!

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  3. Gunnera! The one thing in my garden that has enjoyed this wet summer! The rest of us are sick to death of having wet feet.

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    1. The bottom of my garden has a high water table. Even in summer. Ideal for Gunnera.

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