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A visit to an NGS open day

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By amy

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Sunday we went to visit the garden of Robin and Libby Ellis , you may have seen a photo of their garden on the front cover of the National Gardens Scheme , Norfolk gardens yellow book …..
It was almost impossible to get photos without people on them it was so crowded ..
It was a charming 4-acre garden

This is a working farm and yet they manage to do all the garden thmselves

This is what they call a ’ Taj ’ garden , it use to be the old cattle yard ..
it’s been a good afternoon we bumped into so many people we knew , it’s thirsty work so time to call in the tea room …
And yes I did come away with a few plants , it would be rude not to , wouldn’t it !!

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Of course it would Amy! Love the pic of the twisted tree. Looks like a lovely garden. How do I get a copy of the yellow book? And are there open gardens in the North East where I live?

21 Jun, 2010

 

Another lovely day out for you Amy.What a lovely garden.What kind of tree is that on the second one down,please ? its stunning,and a fantastic shape.

21 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Jan / Bloomer .. I only know the tree was a Eucalyptus I don't know anything else about it , it was a lovely specimen ..

I believe you can get the yellow books from most garden centres Jan .. the one I have only has the Norfolk ones in it ...... :o)

21 Jun, 2010

 

So pleased you enjoyed yourself on a wonderful day out now tell what plants did you buy lol, beautiful garden thanks for sharing your lovely day out.

21 Jun, 2010

 

What a beautiful garden, love the tree, stunning, my brother has a pic of his garden in the book too, he opens in June.
Jan you can get a copy from Amazon.

21 Jun, 2010

 

beautiful gardens & what a lovely tree...

21 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

6p I bought a Honeysuckle / Eryngium /Achillea/ Euphorbia /Pieres Japonica ..
Not very much really ..LOL...
It sounds as though your brother has a beautiful garden to be in there Dd where does he live ?
It was beautiful Elsie .. :o))

22 Jun, 2010

 

Beautiful garden, Amy, especially that lovely long arched walkway. I could wander through there very happily :) Glad you had such a good day.

22 Jun, 2010

 

They both sound lovely Amy, better than none at all :o)

22 Jun, 2010

 

Lovely garden Amy, I would love to have all that space :-))

22 Jun, 2010

 

That's a beautiful garden, do they open their garden every year ?
The maintenance must be a full time job ;-)

22 Jun, 2010

 

beautifull amy, bet it was great to be there, love the tree in second pic, lovely and the tastfull tables and chairs in white, very pretty ;o))

22 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

That was a lovely archway Gee loads of blooms waiting to come into flower .....
Annella you would be in heaven with all that room .. :o)
I didn't think to ask if they opened it every year Louise , I think they probably did ....
Everybody loved that tree San , I liked the table and chairs as well in fact I liked everything ..LOL...

22 Jun, 2010

 

What a beautiful garden Amy, sigh, I can just dream on. I love the arches - I wonder where I could have those, lol. And the storks, well I've been wanting a pair for years, maybe one day. Thanks Amy.

22 Jun, 2010

 

Im back again Amy, I've just taken another look at the arches - were the metal or wooden or just growth? Very nice.

22 Jun, 2010

 

lovely pics and garden....

22 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

They had stout wooden poles at intervals Dawn and then metal arches this is giving you to many ideas . LOL better start sweet talking to John if you want this doing .. :o))

Thanks Holly it was very beautiful !

22 Jun, 2010

 

That was a beautiful place to visit. I'm glad you enjoyed.

22 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We had a lovely enjoyable afternoon Hywel , thanks .. :o)

22 Jun, 2010

 

your as bad as me amy, when we go out baz says "if you say you like something one more time" lol, its everything i look at hahah

22 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We will have to tighten our belts after this budget San , only one plant instead of two or three .. :o(

22 Jun, 2010

 

Fabulous garden Amy. I liked the twisted tree as well. Glad you had a fab time.

22 Jun, 2010

 

Amy he lives in Nottingham, Holbeck Lodge on page 3....

22 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Amy, so many ideas, yes, lol, poor John. Now I've seen your arbour and arch I want those too.

22 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Linda , everybody likes the tree ...LOL...

We haven't got that book Dd ... it's out of our area , I hope he has a wonderful day , you must put some photo's on for us .. :o))

22 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Dawn , i'm going to ban you from looking and getting ideas ...LOL...

22 Jun, 2010

 

I know Amy, so many ideas and planning, so exciting and now you've taught me how to take clematis cuttings so I need arches and arbours :-)

22 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

LOL... it's never ending isn't it ... :o))

22 Jun, 2010

 

What a great blog I really enjoyed having a walk round their wonderful garden Amy. Like you Dawn, I love arches and arbours, and walkways...and those topiary shrubs......heaven! I love the gravel garden there....and the look of the tea room....a beautiful place to visit....thanks Amy....:o))

23 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Your welcome Janey , I wish you could have all been there with us , wouldn't that be a nice day ? .. :o)

23 Jun, 2010

 

fab pictures looked like you had a lovely day.

23 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We did Kfunsters , we were lucky with the weather as well which made it perfect ... :o)

23 Jun, 2010

 

I like all their various benches and table and chairs too. Better get some before the Vat goes up in January - well that's my excuse.

24 Jun, 2010

amy
Amy
 

With luck they will be giving them away Dawn , nobody will be able to afford them .. :o(

24 Jun, 2010

 

You are so right Amy,as they are struggling now,with permanent sales all year round..more job losses,I think...

24 Jun, 2010

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