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A glimpse into my weekly trip to Monmouth.

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As I was travelling to Monmouth today,I thought I would write this blog.Every week I visit a close friend who is recovering from a fractured pelvis…….usually the trip is so peaceful and the scenery so picturesque.I always glimpse to my right to see the river Wye.This morning is was a “chocolate brown” in colour and moving at an alarming rate.The flotsam was being carried along furiously……..The sheep and swans were sheltering further away from the river’s edge.There were no fishermen to be seen……..The banks of the river were level with the water.Luckily there was no flooding on the road yet.
On arriving at my friend’s house after her weekly “physio”,we both decided to visit a GC which was fairly high up and one which neither of us have ever visited.
Of all the GC’s (and there are many!!)this one was the most diverse.There were many different types of each plant or shrub and ,of course, we had to indulge!!!
The lashing of rain didn’t deter us because the enthusiasm was overwhelming!!I’m sure you all know that one!!
Ended the day with culinary delights of course, and to be met with a peculiar bright object in the sky!!! which lasted all the way home.
Sorry there are no photos,goyers.Far too precarious to capture them by the river.Next time in more clement conditions!!!

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Which GC did you visit? I live in Monmouthshire so visited few of them already, lol.
I am driving by river Usk every day - so I know what you mean. It looks scary, really.

1 May, 2012

 

Ah Kasy! It was Pengethley GC near Ross. Many of them sell the run of mill plants..It certainly does,I felt it was so erie today!

1 May, 2012

 

Far better to stay safe than take photo`s, pleased you enjoyed the GC and arrived home without any mishaps, it looks bad in lots of areas....

1 May, 2012

 

Glad you arrived home safely and have some nice garden centre purchases :o)

1 May, 2012

 

Sounds like you had a nice day!

1 May, 2012

 

and...what did you get??? ;)))

1 May, 2012

 

Yes , come on , Mead , 'fess up !
Pleased that you are home safely , mother nature can be quite scary sometimes .

1 May, 2012

 

Well I've posted two photos ,the clematis and the phyliopsis sprite.There is another item which I will reveal later!

1 May, 2012

 

...we'll have to wait for the photos, Driad... it'll probably be something lovely, which I'll lust after...

1 May, 2012

 

Still a lovely story, even without any pics J! ;))

1 May, 2012

 

Thanks Karen,that's kind......Those two above are pushing me to reveal another purchase LOL....I don't think you would lust after this,KF HaHa! It's very characterful! That's the first clue.

1 May, 2012

 

Thanks Sheilar Linclass TT and Driad.A video camera would have captured it well.

1 May, 2012

 

We gardeners dont let the weather put us off, do we?? Glad you got to see your friend safely, the trip to the GC sounds like a nice bonus. Now stop being coy and tell us what the mystery item is Meadow!- lol

1 May, 2012

 

Never underestimate a nice trip to the GC. You know it makes sense!!

1 May, 2012

 

No we'll fight through anything.....You saw them on your trip to Newbury....... .The trip was lovely.You know that feeling of how you want to return.Just like your visit to SR's garden.

1 May, 2012

 

Have you seen the shed yet Meadow? - Ive just put a few photos of the finished item on a blog. I love it!

1 May, 2012

 

Oh no.P......will go look! N will certainly know where to find you!!!

1 May, 2012

 

Thank you Meadowland - never been to that one.

1 May, 2012

 

It's worth a visit K.......Not over large but packed with good quality plants,some I've never come across.

1 May, 2012

 

Thanks - will put it on my list:)

1 May, 2012

 

:0))))

1 May, 2012

 

glad you enjoyed your day even though scenery wasnt the usual julia, hope your friend is feeling ok,
happy planting :o))

2 May, 2012

 

Hi San,thanks,she is halfway through her recovery period.....7 weeks!!! So another 6 to go.She loves to visit these places.rain will not deter us!!!x

3 May, 2012

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