Other people's gardens

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Tim Ingram
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Joined: 2011-04-27
Other people's gardens

In our Hardy Plant Group in Kent we have long held a 'Talking Plants' where small groups visit each others gardens. Gardens vary and are invariably interesting but every now and again you meet someone who has such an eye for plants and planting that it is quite humbling. These are pictures taken in a good friend's garden down on the south coast. You could say that the garden is architectural but that nowhere captures the harmony of the planting and design. It is more a garden you might find in California or Spain (and they often travel to the latter), but fits very happily on a sunny day in the UK.

Kelaidis's picture
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Joined: 2010-02-03

The Agaves and cacti look as healthy as they would in Arizona: muse be because of East Anglia. Reports here have been you have had a very wet summer!

It would be  a great garden anywhere: would love to check it out up close....


For every minion of the peaks there are a dozen steppe children growing in the dry Continental heart of all hemispheres still unknown to horticulture.

Hoy's picture
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Joined: 2009-12-15

Yes, a very exotic garden and not exactly what I associate with England ;) However, I've seen a few similar ones from England reported in 'The Garden'.

Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan's picture
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Joined: 2011-02-03

Quite impressive :) Does everything stay out or do some of the potted plants go under cover for winter?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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