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Discovery in the Scilly Isles

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We have recently returned from a lovely week in the Scillies, exploring these beautiful, peaceful islands by golf buggy! One day we discovered this community garden freely open to visitors, so thought you might be interested.

Thought of Karen when I saw this Narcissus trial . . .

A bit higgledy piggledy but an interesting project. (For a while at the end of the 19th century, exporting flowers was one of the few ways to make a living for the islanders. Now there is too much competition, and we saw some fields of daffodils left unpicked.)


I’ll do another blog eventually when I’ve sorted out some decent photos with sea views!

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What a lovely idea, a garden which allows you to tidy up as you go round! How many times have you seen something that you have itched to weed, dead-head or put in a bin while you have been looking round a garden? The pictures are lovely and the aim of preserving all the narcissus bulbs is a noble one and may eventually keep them for future generations. Thank you for sharing.

3 May, 2015

 

Thank you Honey, for your lovely comments!

3 May, 2015

 

It is a great idea - I often automatically pick up weeds or dead head when I go to places (and my daughter tells me off!). I always enjoyed the TV programme showing life on the Scilly Isles so I'll look forward to your next blog too :)

3 May, 2015

 

I find it really hard if I have been killing dandelions all morning and I see one at the roadside or in Morrison's car park. :0)

3 May, 2015

 

Lol! Can just picture you in Morrissons with your trowel Linda! ;) the Isles of Scilly are on my 'bucket list', but they are not an easy. Destination for the worst traveller in Scotland! But I look forward to your next blog Sheila! And thanks for the honourable mention! :))

3 May, 2015

 

I wouldn't dare pull a weed or deadhead a flower whilst out and about in case I got told off or worse still threatened with the long arm of the law, oh to be able to pick a bunch of wildflowers like we used to be able to as kids..
I like the idea of a community garden where one can potter around and help care for it, lovely photo's Sheila, I'm looking forward to seeing more...

3 May, 2015

 

I have been looking forward to this Sheila and you have half promised another one too!

A lovely garden, which one very hot holiday, gave us welcome shade! We took a rug and fell asleep in the shade of one of the trees for the whole of the afternoon, it was the perfect spot away from the heat!

It is an excellent project and seems to work well.

3 May, 2015

 

What a lovely place, and how nice to be invited to participate! I am looking forward to seeing more pictures. The Scillies look a wonderful place to visit.

3 May, 2015

 

Many thanks Karen and Sue. Lovely to know that you've been there, Chris, and made the most of this little gem. Thanks Susanne!

The Scillies are quite different from anywhere else that we've visited, because so wonderfully unspoilt . . most islands are traffic-free and devoid of commercialisation. I've wanted to visit for years, and just wish that my photos were better! So the next blog won't be very exciting, but just a taste . . .

3 May, 2015

 

That was a nice surprise. and a jolly good idea to go there at this time of year. See, you can't escape weeding even when you're on holiday...

3 May, 2015

 

Lol Sue :))

4 May, 2015

 

A wish of mine to go there too Sheila..love the gardens,and it's so nice to see good clear information about different plants etc..I wouldn't have been able to resist a bit of weed pulling.:o) So glad you had a lovely time,thanks for sharing :o)

4 May, 2015

 

Thanks Bloomer - the Scillies are very easy to get to, and the flight (6 or 10 in the plane) only takes 25 minutes! I hope you'll get there some day :)

4 May, 2015

 

I've only been to the Scilly isles once and that was to Tresco.....what beautiful Islands they are, simply idyllic
we went on the helicopter, i don't think it operates any more but looking down on the island set in the blue sea stays in my memory ....
went to Sark last year from Guernsey and thats incredibly lovely and so peaceful too....transport there is by pony and trap or tractor and trailer.....

4 May, 2015

 

It's great, isn't it Pam, that these islands have been kept so natural by the islanders? Yes, we too enjoyed looking down on the myriad of tiny islands in a blue sea from the small plane (no more helicopters, you're right). Sark sounds great - did you stay there?

4 May, 2015

 

Must go there, really enjoyed you blogs, read them backwards - that is the last one first, not the script!

6 May, 2015

 

Thank you Siris . . . did another blog today too, will now have a rest!

6 May, 2015

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