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Glendoick Gardens 19th May 2011

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Yesterday Kath (Scotkat) and I went to visit Glendoick. The plan was to have lunch, then look around the GC, then the Gardens. We managed to stick to the plan, and I only bought a Eucalyptus Gunnii to plant in the pot that was recently vacated by my once lovely (and very very expensive) but now very dead standard Holly (still very upset with myself about the holly – shouldn’t have bought it, it hardly ever works out for me when I spend a lot of money on a plant!).

I took a few pics in the gardens, I expect Kath will do a blog as she took loads more than me. This was Kath’s first ever visit. Unfortunately we had left it a bit late to see the Rhodys. There was a lot of evidence of hard pruning of some large shrubs after the winter, especially the Camellias, and some of the rhody’s were very dead looking, but I guess they have left some of them to see if they will regrow at all. So sad to see big rhody’s that have been there for many years having to be replaced, but that’s nature.

Here is a pretty pink Rhododendron that was catching some rays….

And a huge orangey one in amongst all the trees…

I think this is Enkianthus….again, a large shrub in the garden….

A lovely Cream coloured rhody..this one was really huge.

Acer Griseum among bluebells

Close up of the bark

Unidentified shrub…any ideas?

Beautiful tree in the Carse of Gowrie looking from the gardens, but using zoom lens…

We had a great time and the weather was kind to us…thanks again for a lovely day out Kath!

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lovely photos, so glad you both had a lovely day out,

20 May, 2011

 

Lovely pics Karen. The tree and ferns one is beautiful.

20 May, 2011

 

What a lovely day out for you both, Karen. Great pics too - love the the pink rhodo in the sunshine! My Enkianthus is in a pot (because it's an acid-lover), I think it's mainly grown for its autumn colour.

20 May, 2011

 

Wonderful pics Karen and a wonderful day, arent those Rhodies just gorgeous.

20 May, 2011

 

Great pics Karen....it's such a treat when I can see the gardens visited by you all from the comfort of an armchair ! Another one to go on the list... 'to visit'.

20 May, 2011

 

OH yes Judy, it's definitely worth a visit, but a little earlier...about the start of May or end April I think.

20 May, 2011

 

Thanks Yorks, Annie, Sheila and GG. Kath saw one she really wanted...£65 they are charging for it!

20 May, 2011

 

great stuff - I had a few pricey ones die on me and it is bugging - but lovely pictures , looks a wonderful place :):):)

20 May, 2011

 

Yes, it's lovely Paul. It's quite high on the hillside, so when you are up amongst all the huge rhodies, ferns etc. you feel as though you are actually in the himalayas.....well, as I imagine it would be there, I mean I haven't actually been to the Himalayas! lol

20 May, 2011

 

lol - yes so nice place - I bought my ligualaria from a GC in Scotland online - really nice

20 May, 2011

 

What a special day for you to meet up and enjoy the Glendoick gardens together. I hope to see my Acer griseum looking like this one day. The foliage on mine at the moment is very nice. Must take a pic. Thanks Karen, enjoyed your blog.

20 May, 2011

 

:))

20 May, 2011

 

Karen - I'm very jealous. Would love to go to Glendoick but it's the other end of the country from me

20 May, 2011

 

So glad that Kath and Yourself had a lovely day out......

20 May, 2011

 

Thanks Karen, lovely photo`s, especially the last one of the tree with the fantastic landscape in the background. Pleased you enjoyed yourselves and as Andrew says its too far to visit so appreciate your sharing.......

20 May, 2011

 

That's lovely Karen! Your pics are great too, the last one looks very French don't you think? It looks like it was a lovely day weatherise too, just a grand day for a catchup and a cuppa in gorgeous surroundings! Couldn't be bettered!

20 May, 2011

 

It's nice to visit some gardens at this time of year when it's all so colourful. It looks an interesting place to see.

21 May, 2011

 

Another great garden day out and lunch and the company good.

Karens camera much better than mine.

Karen goes to Chelsea next week was my turn last year.

Enjoy dont get too tired out Karen remember to take a rest and maybe your Pims:)

21 May, 2011

 

Definitely the Pimms!

21 May, 2011

 

Thats my girl not too many mind you hic:)

21 May, 2011

 

glad you and kath enjoyed your day out karen, beautifull pics, such a lovely place to visit . my standard holly died to karen, what a total waste of money when we dont even get a year out of them :o( oh well move on and spend thats what i say :o))

21 May, 2011

 

do you know San, somehow, in some warped way, you've just made me feel better! Sorry yours is gone too....wait until you see today's disaster on my blog!

21 May, 2011

 

lol karen, know what you mean, :o)

21 May, 2011

 

:)) x

21 May, 2011

 

Just caught up with the exploits you two get up to - I'm jealous too. I'd love a visit to that lovely garden. :-))

26 May, 2011

 

GOY is a lovely way to meet new friends, both online and in real life! :)) B, you are welcome to my guest room any time you want!

26 May, 2011

 

Appreciate the photography taken on your day out which you so obviously enjoyed. Can`t identify the shrub but it does remind me of a Daphne.

27 May, 2011

 

It was really quite big Stroller and it didn't have a discernable scent. I shall look it up on their website...they probably sell it!

27 May, 2011

 

Sounds like a wonderful place to visit, so pleased you both had a good time.

31 May, 2011

 

I think the shrub was a kind of Deutzia perhaps. Thanks DD, it was a lovely day, I think it was the last day before all the winds started!

1 Jun, 2011

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