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Ashwood Nurseries John Massey's Private Garden

daylily

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I haven’t been to see John Massey’s garden for a couple of years so decided to go to the open day 25.04.15. As I started walking round it was so tranquil alongside the canal and you could hear the birds it was lovely, I decided if I lived there I would not want to go anywhere else! I saw John Massey and I told him that and he said yes he felt very lucky.

Here are some photos I took, hope you like them, it doesn’t really do it justice but its a glimpse of a beautiful garden.

This is the birch that inspired me to grow one in my garden,

This area is called “The Ruin”

“The Crab Apple Walk – Malus, Sorbus, Prunus, Betula, and Anemone Pavonina Meadow (and Snowdrops)

Hope you enjoyed the “tour”, I have done previous blogs also with different photos, if you are interested. Jane :))

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Hi Jane, glad you got to see his garden in April I always seem to miss this opening but have enjoyed the little tour you have given us, hopefully will be going to the one on the 19th July. Your photos are great and it was nice that you were able to speak to the man himself.

2 May, 2015

 

Hi Phyl thanks I really enjoyed it and will probably go again this year hopefully :))

2 May, 2015

 

Oh my isn't that a beautiful garden and in such a lovely setting, it would be wonderful strolling around there, thankyou for sharing Jane, I'm off to look for your other blogs..

2 May, 2015

 

Ah thanks Lincslass I felt like I was in paradise lol it was so lovely, :))

2 May, 2015

 

What a lovely site - is that a river or a canal?

Such a peaceful place - is that the garden that has a lot of dogwood along the bank?

2 May, 2015

 

Hi steragram, its the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal and yes he does have lots of dogwood :))

2 May, 2015

 

Beautiful spot. Thank you for posting Daylily.

2 May, 2015

 

You're welcome Klahanie, thanks for looking :)

2 May, 2015

 

Very nice. Love the Rheum and pier in the pond, so nice. Isnt it nice to see an established garden with space around. I planted 6 betula jacquemontii snow queen in the autumn for their lovely white trunks. I like the huge blue pot too with the flowers climbing out.

2 May, 2015

 

Thanks for showing your photo's of a lovely garden it's so good for the soul to wander around a lovely garden ...

3 May, 2015

 

Hi dawnsaunt thanks, yes I loved the rheum didn't realise it would be so big this early, the pier and pond are lovely aren't they and the birch jacquemontii's, mine is Silver Shadow, your trees sound lovely :)

3 May, 2015

 

Thanks kidsgran your welcome, it was lovely :)

3 May, 2015

 

My rheum appear early too and are tougher than my gunnera which have sadly been frosted, the rheum are untouched.

3 May, 2015

 

Lovely garden and thanks for sharing.

22 Jul, 2015

 

Thanks Lindak you're welcome :)

22 Jul, 2015

 

Thanks Jane ... wonderful photos ..
kind of you to share your tour :o)

24 Jul, 2015

 

Thanks Terra your welcome, nice to see you too :)

24 Jul, 2015

 

Those contrasting colours of trees around the pond are remarkable :o)

24 Jul, 2015

 

Yes its a stunning garden, I love it, it was open last Saturday but couldn't make it this time, there is a couple more open days this year :)

24 Jul, 2015

 

Next time could you please photograph more angles on those pretty evergreens near the pond.

24 Jul, 2015

 

I will certainly do my best Tt :)

24 Jul, 2015

 

Thank you :o)

25 Jul, 2015

 

Thanks for saying in June that you had visited in Spring, it is a beautiful garden.

8 Jul, 2016

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