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This lovely space belongs to a member of my gardening group. She has had her pond for some years now, and it’s perfect! I just love the huge rocks, waterfalls, and surrounding plants as a backdrop.

Looking through her Oak tree at the blueness of the sky.

I think this is Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder?)

Viburnum ‘Mariesii’ in her meadow area – hence the long grass.

View back towards the house

Waiting for someone to put the kettle on!

Stunning Acer – looks like the Coral bark one.

This is one of the biggest gardens in our group: many are MUCH smaller, but all interesting. On this visit, the owner gave me a clump of Verbena ‘bonariensis’ saying that her original plant had come from me (of course I’d forgotten)! I’d lost mine, but now “it” has come back to me . . . one of the joys that often happens in our friendly group. Hope you enjoyed the visit :)

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Your friend has a very beautiful garden.....that acer is really lovely. Viburnam and pond all equally enviable!

5 Jun, 2013

 

How lovely, sounds a brilliant gardening group to belong to Sheila

5 Jun, 2013

 

Thank you Sticki and Pam . . . yes, we do have fun!

5 Jun, 2013

 

Hi Sheila ... Fabulous garden .. ...
Please tell your friend I've added this blog to GoYpedia waterfalls .. the whole garden looks idyllic ..

Nice to enjoy the gardening group and make friends :o)

5 Jun, 2013

 

I did enjoy that Sheila...what a wonderful space and I have to agree...that is one of the loveliest ponds I've seen! Isn't it great when you get a plant back like that! :)) Thank you for sharing your friend's garden with us. I think it would be lovely to have a gardening group.....hmm..I have an idea! :)

5 Jun, 2013

 

What a beautiful garden Sheila, not so unlike your own. The acer looks very similar to one I have. The red stems are beautiful especially in the winter. The one I have is called acer palmatum Sangokaku. eeew, horrible name but lovely plant :-))

5 Jun, 2013

 

Its lovely Sheila and set out so well, I must find the labels for my acers, I'm sure one is the same as your friends and if mine looks as good in a few years then I'll be so pleased.
Thankyou for showing us the garden, hope you did get a drink eventually...

5 Jun, 2013

 

What a gorgeous garden, the pond is beautiful and I love that acer!

5 Jun, 2013

 

Wow, that is a beautiful space and I love the meadowy bit too, nice friends Sheila!!

5 Jun, 2013

 

That is a beautiful garden, Sheila - thank you for the lovely pictures.

5 Jun, 2013

 

Thank you Terra . . . my friend (Irene) came to visit my own garden today, and to my delight we saw an Aquilegia that I'd never seen before! (I'll try a pic tomorrow.)

Thanks very much Karen - yes, the group is terrific - I wonder what your idea is :))

Thanks for your kind comment Poppy, and yes, I think Sangukaku sounds familiar!

Thanks Lincs - yes, we had our coffee / tea sitting outside, with TWO types of cake as well :))

Thanks Louisa and Gill!!

5 Jun, 2013

 

New variety of aquilegia ?
... Aquilegia 'Sheilabub' ? ;o)

5 Jun, 2013

 

Beautiful garden, SB, a pond in a garden just completes it.

5 Jun, 2013

 

Terra . . . it may not be "new" to others!

Thank you Susanne and Julia :)))

5 Jun, 2013

 

Oh what a beautiful garden, so much space, and the pond is perfect, lucky lady, thanks for sharing.

5 Jun, 2013

 

My idea concerns a lady from just down the road from me, who has recently joined Kath and I at the walled garden Sheila. I wonder if the two of us might be able to start something local....I might ask her about it tomorrow when we will be at the walled garden. As I know so few gardeners in my town, it would be great to make some new gardening friends and share plants, ideas etc.

5 Jun, 2013

 

What a beautiful garden you friend has Sheila, thank you for sharing with us.
I smiled at your comment re the Verbena. A friend of ours has a massive clump of meconopsis. I asked for some seed - I forgot that she originally got her seed from my old garden!

5 Jun, 2013

 

A very lovely garden to enjoy and admire with your gardening group.

5 Jun, 2013

 

Thanks very much Dotty, Scottish and Stroller :))

Go for it Karen!

6 Jun, 2013

 

What a fantastic garden.And lovely to have a garden group.
Nice pictures!

6 Jun, 2013

 

That is just beautiful Sheila, the pond is perfect :o)

6 Jun, 2013

 

Many thanks Paul and Annie :))

6 Jun, 2013

 

Your friend has a lovely garden, as do you, Sheila. Her pond is indeed beautiful. How lovely to have your little group. I intended to start up something similar a few years ago but it never got off the ground - excuse the pun. Maybe I'll try again.

6 Jun, 2013

 

Thank you Tuesdaybear. Maybe you should have another go at starting a group . . . it is very therapeutic meeting with like-minded friends every week!

6 Jun, 2013

amy
Amy
 

What a beautiful Garden Sheila and so nice to share it and plants with like minded friends , it's nice to know your V.bonaeiensis has returned home :o)

6 Jun, 2013

 

Lovely spacious garden ... looks beautiful in the sunshine ... :o)

6 Jun, 2013

 

very beautiful garden!

6 Jun, 2013

 

How lovely to belong to such a group Sheila and what a lovely garden your friend has:-)

7 Jun, 2013

 

Thanks very much Amy, Shirley and Lia!

Ba, I started the group about 12 years ago - possibly the best inspiration I've ever had :)) All because I'm nosey, lol!

7 Jun, 2013

 

Seeing a garden like this, mine just not compare!

7 Jun, 2013

 

Not mine of course, but we have all different sizes on this site Lia!

7 Jun, 2013

 

It was a stroke of genius Sheila, you go on group visits too don't you?:-)

8 Jun, 2013

 

Lol, Ba :) Yes, we do venture further afield two or three times a year, and have DIY lunches in July and December. I recommend it!

8 Jun, 2013

 

I wish there was a group like that here Sheila:-))

8 Jun, 2013

 

You could probably start one between you and Stickitoffee . . . and maybe other GoYers in your area?!

8 Jun, 2013

 

Lol Sheila, nearest to me is Stroller and she's miiiiles away. Neither of us drives either. There is a third age garden club which meets every month in Walsall, I may be able to try that:-))

9 Jun, 2013

 

Good luck with that, if you can get there reasonably easily :)

9 Jun, 2013

 

Thats what both love/interest and work thats not feeling like work as we know it brings,
smashing blog.

(Did you they give you a cup of tea),?

10 Jun, 2013

 

beautiful and how nice to have like minded friends, bit like Live GoY. lol :O) great to be able to meet up with friends and chat about gardening. :O)

10 Jun, 2013

 

Thanks Dungy: not only did we have tea, but coffee, biscuits and cake too!

Thanks Olive: yes, it is great, and does us good :))

10 Jun, 2013

 

Excellent. Lovely garden.

11 Jun, 2013

 

Thank you Fractal cat!

11 Jun, 2013

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