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(2) Tired but happy


I had looked at the weather forecast on Wednesday and thought that today (Friday) might be a good day to make my 1st visit to RHS Wisley.
What I didn’t know at the time was that I would be starting a job at 10am yesterday morning and finishing it at 8am today (22 hours, no breaks and just 2 cups of tea).
However, I am one of those people that has to go through with things once the idea has been planted in the mind, so, after an hours sleep this morning I made the short journey to Wisley.
What I didn’t realise beforehand was just how enormous the place is, so after making the decision to take my time and just do one section today I returned to the entrance and swapped my £8 entry ticket for a years full membership ,£46 (which includes taking a friend in with you, for free, on every visit :0))
Over the next few days you can expect to see plenty of Dahlia photos
as I spent most of my time in the cultivar section looking at all the new flowers that had been sent to the RHS for trial and assessment.

I had never really looked at Dahlias before but I found the large variation in colour, shape and size fascinating.

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Hmmm - I just missed you; I went yesterday. I live in east Berkshire, about 20 miles from Wisley and get there about once a month. Yesterday I looked at the herbaceous borders, autumn borders and country garden before hitting the Plant Centre (only bought one plant this time, very restrained for me!)

26 Sep, 2008


I am often visiting Wisley as it only takes me 20 mins to get there. Now you have your annual membership you can pop in and out without worrying about the cost vs time spent there. I sometimes go and just visit the shop or cafe!

Did you see any of the Sculpture Trail ?

26 Sep, 2008


I saw the fish riding the bike on my way out but that was about it. I'm afraid I get a bit blinkered when I am taking photos

27 Sep, 2008


Oh, how I wish I lived near to Wisley, I would be there every week! The nearest thing to it I have is Wisley Cream Clematis!! :o)

28 Sep, 2008


With the Autumn colours starting to emerge I will definitely be going there at least once a week :0)

28 Sep, 2008


I popped over to Wisley this afternoon, just as the crowds were leaving at 4ish. Saw most of the sculptures (inc the famous bike riding fish) and noticed that many of the acers there are beginning to change colour. None of those in my garden have started yet.

28 Sep, 2008


Fleurdemai, the last research I did on Dahlias was a few years ago and at that time there were reported to be over 260 different kinds!! Looks like they're all represented in your pictures. I'd love to be able to visit Wisley, no chance any time soon though. So thanks for taking me there!!

1 Oct, 2008

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