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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Taste of England

My dears, England is everything a gardener imagines and more~The gardens are spectacular and the garden bloggers are delightful!

There aren't enough adjectives to describe the wonderful visit....I'll try over the next few posts to share it all with you. You would have loved it!

xxgail

35 comments:

  1. That is a great picture - so glad you had a good time and are safely back!

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  2. Oh, how I know I would have! :) PPPP is really blooming now despite the cold rainy weather.

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  3. I know - I want to be an English gardener in my next life... ; )

    Looking forward to future posts!

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  4. In my dreams (fantasies?) I'm an English gardener... Glad you had a marvy time.

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  5. I can't wait to read more. Please post often and fast, tell us all about it!

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  6. I'm so glad to hear that it lived up your expectations. How I wish I could have been there.

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  7. I'm glad you had a great time! I look forward to hearing more about your trip!

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  8. Glad you are home safe. It was great to meet you, just not enough time to talk!

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  9. Gail I am so pleased you were welcomed here and enjoyed your trip. That is music to my ears.

    Look forward to you posts.....

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  10. Welcome Home Gail..now you have all of us hanging on your every word and photo!

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  11. Beautiful picture Gail! Welcome back!

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  12. Wonderful to meet you, Gail. You experienced some proper British weather whilst you were here! I hope that you've managed to thaw out. I look forward to reading your views on the show and gardens over your next few posts x

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  13. I still miss the sound of you and Frances talking in the car! You'll have to do me a recording that I can load onto a CD.
    It was wonderful to meet you and I had such a good time. Love, Victoria xx

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  14. Gail I'm beyond excited about my upcoming trip in July to England (hence no buffalo for me....) Your photos and lovely tales will no doubt tide me over until it's time for me to see what I've been dreaming about for years.
    Barbarapc

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  15. What a wonderful photo.

    The English garden has alway been my ideal. It took me years to realize I couldn't have one in northern Illinois but that doesn't mean I gave up thinking about them.
    Marnie

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  16. Your picture is just the way I imagine the English countryside--so idyllic! I'm like Marnie--I've been inspired by photos of English gardens and have always longed to have something similar here. Sounds like you had a wonderful time--can't wait to hear all about your trip!

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  17. It was amazing, wasn't it? Your photo is an excellent representation of how it looked, like something out of a period movie. Even with the weather, which somehow was appropriate, we did have the most fabulous experience together. So glad to have shared it with you, my dear friend. :-)
    xo,
    Frances
    ps, loved what Victoria said about our voices. I still hear her lilting accent in my mind.

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  18. Ah English gardens. No wonder you had a good time. I always like to think that Victoria is a bit like England. Looking forward to your posts.

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  19. Welcome Home Gail. This is a breath taking scene. Just what you would expect in England. I can't wait to see/hear all the details.

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  20. Beautiful landscape Gail. I so look forward to your upcoming posts! Glad you had the opportunity to make the trip.

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  21. Gail (and Frances) -- Looks like a painting!

    I may have to catch up on your posts in a few weeks unless I can easily get to the wifi in Antibes (we're taking the iPad and iPod).

    I'm officially signing off here in the USA....

    Cheers y'all!

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  22. Beautiful view.... can't wait to hear more!

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  23. We're flying in to England in August and going through Europe over a 2-week period, I'm quite excited myself!

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  24. oh i am so far behind...i didn't know you were in england. i am so happy for you. i have been but mostly in london...next time it will be the countryside.
    i can not wait to see your journey over there. breathe and take it all in...enjoy.

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  25. What a tease you are Gail! Can't wait to see it all.

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  26. Glad that you both got home safely and hope that you are warming up. You experienced typical British weather which never seems to know what season it is! Look forward to reading more about your adventures.

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  27. Glad you had a nice time there, English gardens are so beautiful. I'd love to be able to visit there someday.

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  28. Your opening photo is enough to tease us, dear Gail. Many of us were with you in spirit. Hugs that you are home safely and had an awesome visit.

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  29. I can't wait to hear all about it Gail. I'm sure it was fantastic. Glad you made it home safely. Looking forward to your photos & stories.

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  30. Hi Gail. The PPP you sent me has buds! I was so afraid I'd planted it in too much shade. I still might move it into a full sun spot.

    Your penstemon are beautiful. I planted two Red Huskers last year and neither survived the winter. Can't understand what went wrong. Maybe the soil was just too full of organics and stayed a little too wet. I do plan to add more this year.

    I remember those pink oenothera from when I lived in Alabama. They grew happily in cement and gravel along the highways. I added one oenothera last year. It hasn't bloomed yet, hope it is pink instead of yellow.
    Marnie

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  31. Oh my, oh my, Gail! I can't wait to see! My heart leaped when I saw the photo.

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  32. That photo - it IS England.

    Esther

    P.S. I mean, there are more aspects to England than that and I expect I would be considered very narrow minded if I were to say, as I do, that for me, that IS England - but I can even smell that photo, it is so accurate.

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  33. Esther, Thank you, I am delighted that you liked it. gail

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