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Parham Park ... part 2

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The four acre Walled Garden at Parham is just full of surprises … even in late August … flowers, vegetables, hedges, herbs to name but a few delights.

After part 1 we went back to the picnic area … very few people there … so it was perfect in the peace and quiet with the views across the South Downs …

St. Peters church … very small and quaint …

Then it was time to return to the Walled Garden …

The planting of flowers and vegetables together, in beds edged with Box was wonderful … here are Gourds with Dahlias …

Chard with Rudbeckia …

Sweetcorn with Squash …

A pic to show how the plants are confined within the Box edging … no gaps so I guess the gardeners have to climb in to the beds! …

There is a lovely Rose pergola above the pump house …

The scent from the Roses was intoxicating …

The mixed borders were exactly that … planted so well with barely a gap between the plants …

These flowers are grown purely to be cut for the house …

Lovely Gladioli ‘Green Star’ and ‘Esta Bonita’ …

By this time we had been doing the ‘walk around slowly’ garden walk for almost three hours … with our picnic break in between .. just the herb garden to see …

There was so much to admire in Parham Park Gardens … we passed on viewing the house this time … shall save that for another visit in the Spring.

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Lovely blog - thank you Shirley for sharing that.

28 Aug, 2011

 

Helllooooo Michael, nice blog, wink wink say no more,

28 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Sheila ... we had three days out in a row while my Mum was away at my sisters ... this was by far the best of them! ... Funny how places so close to home rarely get a visit ... :o)))

28 Aug, 2011

 

That's very true Shirl. We live ten minutes walk from the beach and rarely go there. lol

28 Aug, 2011

 

Same here, Sheila, about 15 minutes for us ... just take it for granted I guess! :o) . . . . .

Yorkshire, calm down! ... lol! :o))) . . . . .

28 Aug, 2011

 

how can I calm down when you keep parading him before my very own eyes,

28 Aug, 2011

 

She's a right 'un that Yorkshire, isn't she Shirl?

28 Aug, 2011

 

Fab blog Shirley, well worth visiting. thanks for sharing that. Glad you put Michael in after all. Good job Yorkshire lives a long way away !!

28 Aug, 2011

 

Love the 3rd pic,with the view through the gates..i see Michael has his head in a tree again..lol :o)

28 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Joan ... I thought the combination planting with the veg. and flowers was a good idea for the plot ... Michael didn't! ... Lol at his head in a tree again ... usually it's in the clouds! :o))) . . . . .

28 Aug, 2011

 

That was a lovely blog and pics,Shirley..Wish my mixed border looked like that..sigh..do you want me to nip over the hill,and deal with that Yorkshire..?..wouldn't take me long. :o))

28 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks, Sandra, it's looking good for the time of year isn't it? ... I have too much bare soil in my borders now ... as for Yorkshire, she'll be alright after a good nights sleep ... unless she dreams of him of course ... lol! :o)))))

28 Aug, 2011

 

What a lovely place and a super blog photos were brilliant Shirley:)

28 Aug, 2011

 

Glad you liked Parham Park too, Nana d, it really is a place worth a visit ....

28 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks for the blogs Shirley..I cant say Im reminded, cos I dont remember it at all, which is unusual for me..so definitely one to visit again...thanks for the lovely pictures..fantastic borders. And I notice that dahlia again!

29 Aug, 2011

 

What lovely garden, I loved that entrance with the gates - very secret garden!
Must be lovely to look on that 'sea of flowers' and wouldn't I love to have rows of flowers to pick for the house!
Another lovely place to visit - thank you Shirley.

29 Aug, 2011

 

Morning girls, what a lovely dream I had last night,!!! Lol, just trying to wind you up Sheila, don't want Bloomer knocking on my door,she could be dangerous,

29 Aug, 2011

 

me again, I forgot to say, Morning Michael, xxxx

29 Aug, 2011

 

You need to get up earlier, Yorkshire, as he's gone out to footie already! ... I will pass your message on to him later ... lol!

29 Aug, 2011

 

blimey I was up at 8 and it is bank holiday,xx

29 Aug, 2011

 

Wonderful blogs Shirley, thanks...

29 Aug, 2011

 

Ok, I believe you ... I'm off to weed at the plot again (boring) in a minute ... catch you later! .....

You're welcome, Motty, I thought the place was good enought to share on here! :o)))

29 Aug, 2011

 

Dangerous ? Me Yorkshire ? Never ! Lol...are you sure you are on this planet this morning,after your dream..has Michael already got another woman ..called Sheila ???..and does Shirley Know ? ..ooh,now you're in trouble..you should have got up earlier..Lol.:o))

29 Aug, 2011

 

Oh no Bloomer, I really have dropped myself in it this time, should I start begging for forgivness, or maybe safer just leave GOY, Lol Dear Dear Shirley, I am so sorry, Michael has not got another bird called Sheila, really he has.nt, grovel grovel, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

29 Aug, 2011

 

Oi - leave me out of it! It's all got nowt to do with me! lol

29 Aug, 2011

 

sorry sheilar, did.nt mean to drop you in it, Oh by the way, are you and Michael having a good time at football today, Lol

29 Aug, 2011

 

Aye, but don't tell anyone. Yet to score!!! lol

29 Aug, 2011

 

your be in trouble for that remark,

29 Aug, 2011

 

FOFL at that one! LOL! The written word is a minefield Sheilar! Specially with Yorkie to point it out!!!

29 Aug, 2011

 

whats FOFL then,

29 Aug, 2011

 

Fell on floor laughing!

29 Aug, 2011

 

o yer, got it now, silly me, that Sheilar can be in right trouble now, wonder if Shirley is still weeding, just wait until she reads what Sheilar has written,

29 Aug, 2011

 

I know someone who has the muckrake out! Fancy snitching on yer mates Yorkie! I might not take that detour when we go to BA's, then where would you be??

29 Aug, 2011

 

Bloomer snitched on me, anyway I want to go to BA's with you all, I promise not to be good,

29 Aug, 2011

 

Thank goodness for that! What a boring day we would have otherwise, with BA moaning about the expense of full english and Sticki making sure we ate all her cake til we are sick, and me moaning about the long drive back to Yorkshire under the influence!!

29 Aug, 2011

 

that Ba was trying to eat our baking and not even offering us a few bottles of wine and full english, can you believe it, we are staying in BA's tent overnight so don't worry about driving,

29 Aug, 2011

 

thanx for second half shirley, lovely gardens ;o)

29 Aug, 2011

 

Shirley has weeded her plot, mown & edged her grass, dug deeply to remove the field of bird seed growing beneath her bird feeder, had her ever forgetful Mum round for the past 4 hours, eaten, watched the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and finally got back to the above comments! ... You're "red carded" and sent off ... the lot of you ... just remember Michael was a referee and takes no disrespect from players or GoYers! ... LOL! :o)))))

29 Aug, 2011

 

Sorry I grassed you up,Yorkshire..but Shirley needed to know..she is my friend,and sends me 'Whiska's ' boxes,and plants and seeds ! I have to keep on the right side of her..can't you see that ? OMG..I can hear rumblings of running feet,thundering over Castle Hill..are yyou coming to get me,Yorkshire..and is that ...gulp...Ralph,your trusty side kick with you ???..Quick,Russell,we are going out..NOW !! On second thoughts..I shall stand my ground..Duels at Dawn in Beaumont Park..halfway between us ! :o)))

29 Aug, 2011

 

Not even a yellow card! And all we did was wreck your blog Shirley...These refs..they think they run the place LOL!

29 Aug, 2011

 

Youve heard the expression "the pen is mightier than the sword" Bloomer? If Yorkie fights with her tongue, you're a gonner, its as sharp as a scalpel!!

29 Aug, 2011

 

I'm shaking in my slippers( purple ) as I type,Tet..!!

29 Aug, 2011

 

They wont be purple when the blood flows Bloomer...blue maybe?...

29 Aug, 2011

 

Two very nice blogs. They were very interesting. A wonderful place and well worth a visit. Nice to have somewhere like this near where you live, you'll be able to go again one day.

30 Aug, 2011

 

She never showed,Tet,so my slippers remain the same colour..and there was I, waiting in the freezing cold for her,so my blood was blue anyway,and the rest of me !!
Ah,well,they say ,if you can't fight,wear a big hat..just looking for one..just in case !!LOl...
Sorry,Shirley...was this YOUR blog? ...:o)))

30 Aug, 2011

 

Yes indeed, Hywel, hope to return in the Spring when all the Daffodils are out .......

Bloomer, I knew when you & Yorkshire got a hold on this thread it would go downhill! ... Or over the hill if you're going to visit her ... :o)))))

30 Aug, 2011

 

no no no Shirley, Bloomer would not dare to visit me, got me shot gun ready and waiting for her, sorry we have gone down hill on your blog, what more could you expect from us, Lol, xxBloomer wants a duel at Dawn, what time of the day is that, I don't get up until 8, maybe I should say I will meet her and not turn up, think how cold she would get,

30 Aug, 2011

 

You're a cruel woman ... but I like you! ... Lol! . . . . .

30 Aug, 2011

 

your not so bad either, Lol

30 Aug, 2011

 

I so would dare to come over the Hill to yours...just don't put another warning sign on your door,.like your no salesmen,etc..if I see a 'No Bloomer',then I will really be mad..!! Ok then,Yorkshire..how about 2pm..ish .and we will go for a cuppa in the tearoom instead..got me winter jacket on ! so cold today..even had to put the fire on tonight...brrr.

30 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Shirley, what a beautiful place. I especially love your 3rd picture of the entrance to the walled garden, through the gates.

30 Aug, 2011

 

Pleased you like Parham too, Dawn ... I wish that wheelbarrow wasn't on the path though! :o)

30 Aug, 2011

 

Lol Shirley. My wheel barrow often has to be removed before I take a photo.

30 Aug, 2011

 

:o)))

30 Aug, 2011

 

will have to make it after our holiday Bloomer, will be lovely to see you both again, anytime after 12th

31 Aug, 2011

 

We have a fair bit on too,Yorkshire..such busy lives we live! :o)

31 Aug, 2011

 

will PM you when we get back and make some arrangements

31 Aug, 2011

 

Going somewhere nice Yorkie? We be off to Norfolk this Friday..

31 Aug, 2011

 

Ooh, lovely, Tet ... will you be visiting the Lavender farm at all ... not far from King's Lynn? . . .

31 Aug, 2011

 

Probly..we are staying near Wells Next the Sea just up from Kings Lynn

31 Aug, 2011

 

I remember now ... you mentioned that in July ... visit Houghton Hall and see that waterflame ... it was amazing! ... Enjoy yourselves ... :o)

1 Sep, 2011

 

Ilfracombe Devon Tet.

1 Sep, 2011

 

Have a lovely time,Yorkshire..try and get to Clovelly..all downhill,but a hell of a hill coming back..!! but lovely..

1 Sep, 2011

 

One of Ken's favourite places Yorkie, including Lynmouth and Lynton..will imagine you strolling down to the bandstand in the gardens near the water Yorkie. Have a great time!

1 Sep, 2011

 

thanks girls

2 Sep, 2011

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