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GOY Girls out to lunch with friends!

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Today was the day that I met with Scotkat (Kath), Alzheimer (Carole) and two other lovely gardening friends; Sue and Morag for lunch at the Dundee Botanic Gardens.

Here we are after our lunch…..in the plant shop as usual. From left to right, Kath, Me, Sue, Morag, Carol.

It really was a very enjoyable lunch and a joy to meet some new gardening friends as I had only met Kath before. Kath and I meet fairly regularly, at Dobbies near here for plant purchasing and chat. Carol came down from Stonehaven and it was lovely to meet another GOYer. Sue and Morag are friends of Kaths and chat on her special website.

Anyway, after lunch we had a stroll around the garden and I did take some pics for you…..

Of some Magnolia flowers that were way up high out of reach…

Some Rhododendrons……

My favourite tree…Acer Griseum…..

Silver Birch….

A lovely twisted trunk of a Eucalyptus Gunnii…..

Bloodroot (Sanguinarea Canadensis)…..

Trillium….

A new addition to the garden, designed by the winner of an Architecture Competition for the students…..

And Some Monkey Puzzle shapes……

Thank you ladies for your company and especially to Kath for organising the event and paying for the lunch …I know, how generous was that? :))))

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How lovely to be able to have lunch with other Goy members, thank you for sharing the day out.

6 Apr, 2011

 

It was Teds.....must be some in your neck of the woods too!

6 Apr, 2011

 

Sounded a great day for you - nice :):):) lovely pictures too Karen :)

6 Apr, 2011

 

What a lovely venue Karen for a cuppa and lunch, how lovely, love your photos, that birch & eucaluptus are amazing, and those rhodies, to die for!

6 Apr, 2011

 

Great Karen, lovely to meet up with like minded friends. Looks like you had a fantastic time.

6 Apr, 2011

 

Girls just gotta have fun, and what a great venue in wich to have it. Glad you all had a lovely time. :-))

6 Apr, 2011

 

You all look great Karen! What a nice thing to do all meet up and have lunch! The pictures are brill, especially that Eucalytus, what a very huggable trunk it has!

6 Apr, 2011

 

What a good idea to meet up with some of the GOYers near you. It's such a nice way of making new friends with a common interest.

7 Apr, 2011

 

Thats great, looks like you all had a fab time :o)

7 Apr, 2011

 

We certainly did Sueb and weather turned out great.

Thank you again for the cuttings Karen will get them planted in my own garden today and tomorrow the community garden .

We are going to do this again venue to be decided and maybe more garden friends can join us .

It really was a lovely day out with nice garden friends .

7 Apr, 2011

 

I wondered where you were yesterday. It's nice to see pics of Goyers meeting up, been quite a few lately :o))
Mariek you live near me...

7 Apr, 2011

 

You're such a brilliant photographer, Karen, thanks for sharing your lovely day out!

7 Apr, 2011

 

lovely pics .. glad you had a good day with the other g o y ers.....

7 Apr, 2011

 

Yes indeed - it was a real joy to meet up with like minded - if younger(!) gardening friends and our tongues never lay - as you can all imagine!
We will certainly do it again and any other GOYers who live in our neck of the woods would be very welcome.
I have already suggested that Crathes Gardens would make a good venue - but sadly they don't have hot-houses. Still there is plenty scope for the photographers at Crathes....LOL

7 Apr, 2011

 

:)) Looking forward to it already....Donna..you coming?

7 Apr, 2011

 

Me too Karen the more the merrier :)

8 Apr, 2011

 

That is the one that Rachel, Callum and I went and walked round once when I came up on a visit Karen. It is an amazing place all those beautiful trees and of course a lovely little cafe to eat in. Pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Brought back memories can you remember it Callum skateboarded all the way there and back, Rachel and I just ambled along. lol.

8 Apr, 2011

 

ps. Wish I lived closer then I would join you all. Would be a slower walk around these days though, the legs and back don't like walking now.

8 Apr, 2011

 

That must have been a long time ago now. But I only have a vague memory of it.

8 Apr, 2011

 

Mum, you, Janey, Simbad, Lincslass....could meet up!

8 Apr, 2011

 

Yes it is a long time ago, think Callum was about 10 yrs old, if not younger. Yes we could all meet up at Silica it is just getting myself organised I suppose. Will have to do it.

8 Apr, 2011

 

Pleased that you all had such a good day.
Great pictures.

10 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Driad. Any Goyers in your neck of the woods?

10 Apr, 2011

 

What fun! A Scottish GoY convention. Too far from here, sadly. :-(

10 Apr, 2011

 

What a great day out for you all. I too have met up with other Goyers and it is a wonderful way of getting to know our members. I think you started it all Spritz with your pictures of Goyers at your Open Day.
What happened to the acer which seems to have grown Rhodo flowers Karen. I have visited these gardens and they are a lovely oasis in the city.

11 Apr, 2011

 

Sorry SG, I don't know what you mean about the acer/rhody!

11 Apr, 2011

 

Under the red rhodo it says My favourite tree - Acer griseum. That is definitely a rhododendron flower. The yellow with red throat. It is not the paperbark maple -acer griseum. I think your hand slipped there. Your photographs are very clear. My eyesight is not what it was but looking more closely you have posted the same rhodo x 2. Above and below the red one. I think you can swap the second one for the acer. It does not take away from your lovely blog.

11 Apr, 2011

 

What a great day out for you all, enjoyed your pics....

11 Apr, 2011

 

Oh YES!! Thanks SG...am right on to that...you need to see that ACER!! :)))

12 Apr, 2011

 

Voila!! :)))

12 Apr, 2011

 

Lovely

12 Apr, 2011

 

All in all a wonderful way to spend a day.
Looking at your photos Karen I think I must have a silver birch for the bottom of my garden, the rhodos are beautiful, but its the birch that does it for me.

12 Apr, 2011

 

Yes indeed, a silver birch is a good thing in any garden, except teeny weeny ones! I have five in mine...Jacquemontii and ordinary Utilis..all have lovely white bark which cheers me through the winter months!

12 Apr, 2011

 

Glad you all enjoyed your day :o)

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks TT.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Lovely gardens karen , thanks for sharing.

13 Apr, 2011

 

My pleasure! :)

13 Apr, 2011

 

Don't know if any GOYs are in our neck of the woods, it would be interesting to meet up.

13 Apr, 2011

 

yep the birch 4 me tooo lovely !!! but i like it all . and wot a brill day you all had ............. fab to meet up isent it !!!.......... i met up with heron llast year ,

13 Apr, 2011

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