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Private Gardens Of Cornwall - Part 3

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Pine Lodge Gardens receives a lot of publicity so I was looking forward to seeing it. But I found it a bit of a disappointment as several areas looked untended or overgrown. But work has started on improvements and there were many interesting plants

I’m not a huge fan of abelias but I did like the flowers on abelia engleriana

Or for early colour, how about a variegated forsythia (F. suspense ‘Taffs Arnold’)?

What is the difference between a wild garden and an overgrown one? Pinsla is just on the right side of wild

Anagalis ‘Skylover’ is an annual but provides an intense patch of blue in early autumn

But if you like something with more substance, how about building your own stone circle?

Pencarrow is another large estate with trees and woodland walks

This damp area was still colourful

More palm trees and tree ferns

And some oversized wildlife

To be continued ….

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Dont you just itch to get stuck in!

22 Sep, 2012

 

Very different from the manicured garden but so appealing for all that Andrew

Have you been to Trebah? Where the Americans practiced then went from on D Day? It runs down to the Helford river.

23 Sep, 2012

 

Pamg - Trebah was in Part 1!
Talking of D-day, some of the planning for it was done here in Bracknell at Ramslade House on a former RAF Base

23 Sep, 2012

 

Seems quite tired,Andrew.....unlike your visits to previous gardens this Summer.What a shame.

23 Sep, 2012

 

Looking and thinking about them all, I`d say it takes more care and effort to keep Pinsla from overgrowing and becoming unmanagable than any of the pristine gardens one sees.
Really enjoyng seeing all these gardens Andrew, thankyou....

23 Sep, 2012

 

Oops sorry Andrew!.........will go back to the beginning. :0))

23 Sep, 2012

 

As soon as I saw the title of the blog I knew i was in for a treat, and settled back ready to be transported - and I was! brilliant photos, thanks so much, Andrew.

23 Sep, 2012

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