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OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING, OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY.......

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What a difference a day makes, awoke this morning to blue skies and no sign of the wind (weather wise lol) today is a special day as it is our 49th Wedding Anniversary….yes I was a child bride!! lol
We had been sent a £5.00 token to spend at one of our favourite GCs and it was burning a hole in my pocket, so off we went, it didn’t take long to spot a lovely big daisy with unusual coloured foliage and a large Sildalcea Elsie Heugh had one many years ago, but it never came to anything.

Next stop was Pococks Roses, had decided before we left home we would be buying Eyes for You and a couple of small roses,….. well, as soon as we saw how the rain had ruined Eyes for you that was off the list, then we saw this fantastic rose (well, we think it is) called Brush Strokes, so different from anything we had in the garden so that went in the trolley straight away, could not find roses that were small and highly scented, but found another climber that likes shade and is vigorous and scented called Summer Wine, and OH being a keen fan of Last of the Summer Wine, we had to have it.

We then went to Hilliers for lunch, which was excellent…
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is famous the world over. Among its outstanding features are the splendour of the planting displays each season. The Gardens offer 180 acres of beauty, inspiration and discovery. Over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world grow in a variety of themed landscapes to be studied, conserved and enjoyed all year around.
Unfortunately we could not go round the gardens as we are looking after our daughters dog, so we had to get back, took a couple of pics with my phone but they were not good, but the trees we did see were amazing and we will certainly be back…..
The weather was perfect, in fact it was just a perfect day…


This is the rose, I think it is stunning, scented as well…


Peony open love this one…….


Another Clematis, not sure which one though (as usual) will add pic of the daisy tomorrow as it has closed up for the night, and the rose Summer Wine has yet to open, also Elsie has yet to flower….so that was our lovely day, hope your day was as good……

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happy anniversary!!!

those are lovely pictures!

19 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki....

19 Jun, 2012

 

Congrats to you both, quite an acheivement these days. Lovely blog.

19 Jun, 2012

 

Happy anniversary Dotty :)

19 Jun, 2012

 

I saw Brush Strokes a couple of years ago at Gardeners World show but they had sold out and have been on the look out ever since.
Happy days x

19 Jun, 2012

 

Happy anniversary and well done to you both. I love that Brush strokes so cheering.

19 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki, nothing compared to yours on that fantastic blog on Harris.....

19 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Val Pococks sell online too, had roses from them in the past....
Many thanks to Drc, Daylily, and Cinders, sometimes I find it hard to believe we have known one another over 50 years.......

19 Jun, 2012

 

Wishing you both a very happy anniversary, 49 not out! Quite an achievement Dd. Next year will be a biggy then! Lovely photos.

19 Jun, 2012

 

Happy Anniversary from me too, looks like you had a great day and the sun came out just for the 2 of you!

19 Jun, 2012

 

Happy (belated) Anniversary Dd...Hope you had the best day...:>)

19 Jun, 2012

 

A lovely day to keep lovely memories! Beautiful rose!

20 Jun, 2012

 

Happy Anniversary to you both. :-)))

What a shame 'Eyes for You' isn't rain resistant. I've been 'eyeing' it! lol. Never mind, you have a good substitute. :-))

20 Jun, 2012

 

Many congratulations 49 years I bet it sometimes seems just like yesterday you met :)
Hope you had a great day lots of lovely memories ..........
the pics are lovely and the rose looks so pretty it is nice that it is scented :)))

20 Jun, 2012

 

Congrats on 49 years Dotty and glad you had a lovely day x

20 Jun, 2012

 

Belated congratulations to you both, glad you had a good day :)

20 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks for that info' Dots and congrats too.x

20 Jun, 2012

 

Val your very welcome, it is planted and it is looking forward to the heavy rain that is forecast........
Thanks Gee and Annella we did, not often we have good weather, a good lunch, and find what we were looking for garden wise...
Niverdeen we do like the roses to be scented as well if possible thanks for your kind comments.
Spritz thank you, I am so glad we did not buy it online now, it is a lovely looking rose but hopeless in bad weather....
Motty and Nariz many thanks for your good wishes...
Michaella we were very lucky, it is also 12 years to the day that we moved down South, so a joint celebration!!
GM, yes the real biggy, saving up already lol

20 Jun, 2012

 

Belated Congratulations DD, when two people create such a beautiful garden together its no surprise to find that your celebrating your 49years together.

21 Jun, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Congratulations Angela and Peter , 49 same as me ! I'm glad you enjoyed your day out ,I like the Brush Strokes rose it's so different I can see how it got it's name .........

21 Jun, 2012

 

Thank you Stroller and Amy for your kind wishes, big one then Amy next year? we would like to go to France with the family for our celebration, all being well, have you any plans? pleased you like the rose, it is nice to have a change....

21 Jun, 2012

 

Sorry I'm late congratulating you on your anniversary ... but I'm always lagging behind ...
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens sound interesting. I'm glad you'll be going back when you have more time to see it all.
Your unknown clematis looks like Hagley Hibrid ... don't know if someone has already mentioned it. I haven't got time to read all the other comments .

22 Jun, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Ours is in March Angela , we haven't thought about it yet ! we are going to France in September this year :o)

22 Jun, 2012

 

I'm trying to catch up with blogs..
Some lovely photos there... congrats on your 49th :o)

22 Jun, 2012

 

I'm also trying to catch up. Saw your photo of the rose and fell in love with it straight away. The peony and the clematis are beauties. Congratulations on your anniversary, wishing you many more happy, loving years together.

24 Jun, 2012

 

Amy wish I was going to France, where are you going to this time, pm me with all the details please.
HB many thanks, and yes the rose is lovely, well it was, had nothing but rain since we planted it (except today!!)
TT thanks to you, impossible to read all, just read what I can now......
Hywel thanks also to you for your good wishes, we were not allowed to take dogs, only guide and hearing dogs, good job we left Colin at home!! but he is not used to being on his own, so we had to get back sooner than we wanted to, so a visit for another day....

24 Jun, 2012

 

I love that rose A...you're right, it is a bit 'different'! rhubarb and custard? ;) Glad you had such a lovely day. I would love to visit the Hillier gdns. The Hillier display at Chelsea is always my favourite thing in the show...although this year it didn't grab me quite so much on the telly, but last year's was just incredible, I was almost in tears!

26 Jun, 2012

 

I love that rose A...you're right, it is a bit 'different'! rhubarb and custard? ;) Glad you had such a lovely day. I would love to visit the Hillier gdns. The Hillier display at Chelsea is always my favourite thing in the show...although this year it didn't grab me quite so much on the telly, but last year's was just incredible, I was almost in tears!

26 Jun, 2012

 

Hi Karen, was not sure you would like the rose, not every ones choice, not mine a few years ago, but thought it was time to try something a bit different.
It was a pity we could not visit the gardens, will certainly go back, the garden must have been very special to move you to tears.....how lovely.

26 Jun, 2012

 

I'm the same with the roses....my taste is 'expanding' ! :D

27 Jun, 2012

 

I do not like the garden to get staid and boring, now if plants do not respond they are taken out and something more suitable is put in their place, shall be pleased when the open garden is finished then we can start making plans to change certain areas, always on the move that is me, a restless soul lol

27 Jun, 2012

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