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March at the Valley Gardens.

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Today we decided as it was a reasonable day that we’d take the kids to the Valley Gardens, so we parked right by the house i was born in and here’s what we saw :-)

Walking towards the punch bowl…

one of the magnolia flowers….

the Summer house in the valley gardens..

Looking towards the car park…

Another towards the car park…

some of the magnolia trees…

one of the rhodies…

White pieris, i did love this…

Rhodies and a magnolia…

My two enjoying the veiw…

they ran down this hill to meet us then found out we were going back up it…. should have seen their faces :-))

looking towards the punch bowl, i couldn’t get over how blue the sky was…

Moss on a branch i passed…

signs of life in the Gunnera Manicata

looking through the beeches towards the lake…

had to take this the sun on the two silver birches was lovely…

some conifers for Severnside :-)

just liked the dead tree how it stood out…

this shrub was dripping with these red berries, when the sun hit them they lit up the whole shrub…

Had to take this, it was going through a rhodie walkway and i had to have it, drove my kids mad it took me a while to snap…

Lysichiton camtschatcense or skunk cabbage….

on our way back to the car, weather has been sunny,cloudy,hailstones and rain…. almost the jackpot…

just liked the sky contrast against the foreground….

mahonia’s among the rhodies, fresh colours…

one last look back from where we came from…

Another conifer for Severnside…

some lovely heather in the heather garden…

well that was our day out at the valley gardens, we all hope you enjoyed our walk… Thanks for looking….

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What awesome photos Surreylad !! lovely displays - beatiful Pieris indeed!!! Glad the Gunnera on the way back!!! Brilliant conifers and flowers there. Your girls are beautiful - love the magnolias rhodies photo a lot !!! Also that big conifer 2 after. Lovely last photo to end - a hell of a lot of heather - with great conifers in the back

18 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Paul that's very kind of you :-) i thought of you when i saw the gunnera :-) that heather goes on for ever it seems lol

18 Mar, 2012

 

yes certainly does :DD I can't wait for the gunnera now - well guess I have to wait though lol

18 Mar, 2012

 

What a lovely walk with 2 beautiful girls. I love the dappled sunshine through the rhododendron walk. Such lovely photo's and so nice to see the shrubs and trees coming to life. Thanks for sharing it with us...... :o))

18 Mar, 2012

 

Lol yes there's no hurrying that one :-)))
Thanks very much Hb, that dappled shot drove my girls mad it took me about 5 mins to get it right :-))

18 Mar, 2012

 

Lovely blog SL, particularly liked the second pic - the magnolia flowers - wonderful

18 Mar, 2012

 

I really enjoyed reading your blog and looking at the lovely pictures Surreylad. We have had a grey and rainy day here today, but then we need the rain badly, it has rained for 2 days now:)))

18 Mar, 2012

 

Great blog Surreylad, really lovely photos especially like the last look back one.

18 Mar, 2012

 

Lovely blog SL...your girls are beautiful. Pleased you all had a great day.
Those pictures are gorgeous, particularly the last one - I love those conifers :)

18 Mar, 2012

 

What a fabulous place, beautiful photos! Your girls are lovely.
I was at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, we didn't have such lovely blue skies as you.

18 Mar, 2012

 

Hi, Surreylad, where are these valley gardens, please? One can feel some attachment you have to this place, all those photos are very nice. Most of all I like cedar trees and that forest-church is amazing. I am really impressed that you already have rhododendrons blooming, as their season starts here in a month or two.
Thank you for his nice trip SL. You have charming two little roses :)

18 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks for all the kind replies :-)
Sheilar those flowers were huge a good 6-8 inches across :-)
Michaella we nearly had the lot here, but mainly sun thanks.
thanks popedot
thanks Scottish that's the main path out not sure of the names though :-)
Thanks Sticki :-) Cliveden not been there but it sounds a fabulous place...
Thanks Katarina they are in Windsor Great Park Surrey, i was born, baptised and married in the Royal Chapel, i'n very attached to it, i love cedars to, it's been so mild here...

18 Mar, 2012

 

:)

18 Mar, 2012

 

Very near windsor SL.

18 Mar, 2012

 

It looks an interesting place to visit, for kids and addults. Glad you all enjoyed :o)

18 Mar, 2012

 

yes very near Sticki :-) i moved though, which i regret sometimes, just outside now a little town called Egham..
Thanks Hywel :-)

18 Mar, 2012

 

I have been at the Windsor castle once, SL. Long time ago. I like its park. So your father was the gardener there?

18 Mar, 2012

 

yes he was the head propagator of the park and we lived in a house on smiths lawn. funny but i've only been to windsor castle once and that was as a long time ago :-)

18 Mar, 2012

 

What does it mean, that he was the head propagator of the park?

18 Mar, 2012

 

the plants are a lot more forward than they are at cliveden!

18 Mar, 2012

 

Great photographs of a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing those.

18 Mar, 2012

 

That does look a lovely place to visit, thankyou for sharing your pics...

19 Mar, 2012

 

he was in charge of all the greenhouses and temperate houses there, he taught students horticulture and had to deal with all the special/rare plants,,
Sticki it's been incredibly dry and mild down here...
Thanks Cinderella :-)
Thanks Lincslass :-)

19 Mar, 2012

 

Is he still alive, Surreylad? Send him all my best wishes.

19 Mar, 2012

 

He passed away in 2006 he never got over my mum's death 3 years previous , Thanks for your wishes though :-)

19 Mar, 2012

 

looks like you great walk, love the pictures very nice :)

19 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Mark :-)

19 Mar, 2012

 

What a lovely walk Surreylad so much to see thank's for sharing :-))

19 Mar, 2012

 

thanks Mavisc52 :-)

20 Mar, 2012

 

How come I missed this ,S.lad..? a lovely walk with you and your two pretty girls..and I can see how you come to have a love of gardening..in the genes I think..:o)Some superb shots and views..thanks for sharing.:o)

31 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Bloomer :-)) lol my youngest Jade just came in and saw what you wrote and went yippee did a little dance and said thank you Bloomer :-))

31 Mar, 2012

 

How lovely...and thank you,Jade..I 'm sure you are a great little dancer ..and your sister too :o)

31 Mar, 2012

 

Lol thanks Bloomer, yes they do like to dance the pair of them :-))

31 Mar, 2012

 

:o))

31 Mar, 2012

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