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Well, you can all take part of the credit for being such an inspiration and such great gardening encouragers. My garden has been accepted in to ‘Scotlands Gardens’ which is our equivalent of your NGS. :) :)

I could never have done it without all your lovely comments and encouragements and I am very excited! I will be open every Monday during June and August next year and hope to welcome lots of visitors and meet new friends.

Now, its time for me to get on with the latest developments, choosing my covered arbour for the meditation corner and get ordering my tulips! What a motivation! Thank you all my lovely Goyers!

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Party time Karen , well done you and well deserved ...

Some on here you can ask for tips on the days you are open (Do's & Dont's)

Gg

24 Sep, 2017

 

Oh wow Karen, congratulations!

24 Sep, 2017

 

That's wonderful news Karen, looks like quite a few Open Days next year then. I'm so chuffed for you ... :o))x

24 Sep, 2017

 

Congratulations Karen, thoroughly well deserved, well done, pity I probably won't be able to visit 😡 Derek.

24 Sep, 2017

 

This is what we've all been waiting for Karen! Fantastic news. Will you be serving tea and cake, lol...?

24 Sep, 2017

vjd
Vjd
 

told you so!

24 Sep, 2017

 

Such lovely wonderful impressive news - well done you and I hope you'll enjoy doing the open days next year :)

24 Sep, 2017

 

Well done Karen - feel free to PM if you need any advice re opening your garden. I've been opening mine for a dozen years or so.

24 Sep, 2017

 

Thanks everyone..tea and cakes..definitely, yes. And yes, all advice gratefully received :)

24 Sep, 2017

 

That's great news Karen, Congratulations! I've always admired your gardens and inspiration - about time everybody else has. Well deserved!

25 Sep, 2017

 

Congratulations you deserve this after all your hard work. Your garden is inspiring.

25 Sep, 2017

 

Congratulations Karen - wonderful news - what an adrenalin buzz for you - and at a guess you are out there in the garden with all sorts of new plans in your head today

25 Sep, 2017

 

Jane..sadly not, we have that awful Mizzle here today and I've got just about every light on in the house! Thanks so much everyone. 👍😘😘

25 Sep, 2017

 

Wow, that is fantastic and very much deserved. Congratulations. Weather the same here, bet though you are instead using the time to plan lol. :-).

25 Sep, 2017

 

Congratulations Karen,very well done,you have a beautiful garden,just wished I lived near you so I could come,but next best thing I do so enjoy your photos.

25 Sep, 2017

 

Knew you would sail through! your garden will be well received, trust me...lol if we lived nearer I would bake you a cake!!

25 Sep, 2017

 

Congratulations Karen , I knew you could do it, wish I was close by I'd be there like a shot, never mind I'll make do with photographs, now do not go getting in a tizzy looking for the faults, there aren't any, which is why you've been accepted....

25 Sep, 2017

 

Well done K.....wish we could be nearer to actually experience it.Still,those of us who can't visit have the advantage of seeing the garden in your photos thanks to GOY.

25 Sep, 2017

 

Hear hear Meadowland.......pity about the tea and cake though!!

25 Sep, 2017

 

Congratulations Karen and so well deserved.

25 Sep, 2017

 

Fab! Fab! fab! I will be there. I'll bring my own cake.

25 Sep, 2017

 

Thanks everyone...Linda...I'll be only too happy to bake a cake just for you! :)

25 Sep, 2017

 

Well done Karen, many congratulations, you certainly deserve it.

25 Sep, 2017

 

Great news! Your garden definitely needed to be included. Listen to Lincslass and don't change anything!

"Mizzle" : Now that's a Cornish word, isn't it? Mist/Drizzle: a lovely combination, on paper anyway.

26 Sep, 2017

 

Well done, this is lovely news.

26 Sep, 2017

 

Its a great word isn't it Eirlys? I have South-west ancestry, so I am licensed to say Mizzle! :) thanks everyone! X

26 Sep, 2017

 

well deserved too.
mizzle is used in Yorkshire and where I grew up in Sunderland. so I think it has moved nationwide.

27 Sep, 2017

 

I have Yorkshire ancestry too, so still safe. Keep going with this, it will be fun! You will soon find out that I have ancestors from lots of parts of the UK...but none in the North East or Scotland. I've been doing my family tree. Started out thinking they were from Yorkshire and Newcastle. But they are actually from the west midlands, Kent, Sussex, Wales and the South West. How about that? All my life I thought I was a true northerner and it turns out to be the opposite! Fascinating though. Takes up most of my non-gardening time!

27 Sep, 2017

 

My four grandparents came from London (but born in Edinburgh), Devon, Norfolk, and Suffolk, so I'm probably classed as a mongrel?

27 Sep, 2017

 

Pretty similar to my mix too Andrew!

28 Sep, 2017

 

My mother always called it a Heinz 57. Her mother was from Kent, Isle of Sheppey (so a swampy), her father was from Yorkshire. With my father, his mother was from Kent but there was spanish there a few generations back and his father was from St Just, Cornwall. I find family history really interesting.

28 Sep, 2017

 

Me too Jen!

28 Sep, 2017

 

We all knew you'd be included, just heed Lincs advice & don't change or add any more. By next summer it will be even more splendid.
My maternal side were S.London & paternal side was France & Lithuania. I suppose I'm a mongrel too, lol.

28 Sep, 2017

 

I'm just pure Yorkshire/ Yorks-Lancs border, and OH is pure Staffordshire , so no South or abroad stuff at all....
I don't think our ancestors were very adventurous!
I wanted to go to horticultural college after school but Mum dissuaded me sayng there would be no penings for work as there were no nursery gardens this far north --and within just a few years everything changed...
(Not that this has anything to do with the blog - sorry!)

29 Sep, 2017

 

Stera - with all the industrial industries on the north in Victorian times, there was no need for them to move as there would have been work in the factories. A side branch of one of my families moved from Norwich to Yorkshire in the 1850s to work in the woollen mills.

29 Sep, 2017

 

Congratulations on being accepted for Scotlands gardens. You certainly have a lot of opening dates. Good luck, your garden certainly will inspire lots of your visitors, as it has us on Goy.

30 Sep, 2017

 

Thanks Sue. It seemed sensible to open regularly rather than have one big day. Perking could prove a problem if too many people come at once!

30 Sep, 2017

 

Perking! Lol! Sorry! Parking ...obviously!

30 Sep, 2017

vjd
Vjd
 

yea we got it Karen, parking it is

30 Sep, 2017

 

Andrew - on my mothers side it was the Lancashire cotton weaving industry. Grandma went part time to the weaving shed when she was 10and I think she earned half a crown a week. She was given 1 penny a week pocket money - a halfpenny was for the church collection and the other halfpenny went into the postoffice. Those were the days (not) My paternal grandfather was a Sheffielder who had some kind of office/translating job in a steelworks.But way back on the Lancashire side there was a silk pirate!

But Grandma was better at arithmetic than many older children in full time education are nowadays.

(Sorry Karen, I've gone off piste again...)

30 Sep, 2017

 

Steragram : Quote: "I don't think our ancestors were very adventurous" UNQUOTE

My grandfather sailed for Australia in the late 1800's and worked in the goldmines as a manager there. His second wife, my grandmother sailed out alone, to marry him!

Karen: Niece is tackling that side of our family on ancestry.com. We discovered new lovely relations from Grandad's first marriage.

("Perking": A Freudian slip? Would look inviting on your brochure: Free Perking! :O) )

2 Oct, 2017

 

Well...I might be able to Perk, but I definitely can't twerk! ;)

2 Oct, 2017

 

Eirlys - well it was only one and a very long time ago...

2 Oct, 2017

 

Karen: That made me laugh. Reckon you are too young, and beautiful, and sensible, to do any such thing.

Steragram: :O)

3 Oct, 2017

 

Huge congratulations, Karen, and very well deserved. Exciting for you, but doubtless lots of work involved too (but then that's what you love doing, isn't it?!).

Ancestry is fascinating . . . apparently I'm half Scottish, a quarter English and a quarter Swiss! (but born in Yorkshire)

5 Oct, 2017

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