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Lovely...and lovely weather, too, by the look of the sky......the west has definitely been the place to be recently, for weather.

8 May, 2017


It was really good weather Paul. Cardigans - no coats until the wind got up the day before. We came home to dull grey cold Notts.. It had been perfect for walking around lovely gardens.

8 May, 2017


very nice too...let's hope we all get some of that weather soon. We have some friends who are in Belfast today and I've seen their photos on Facebook...everybody is in shirtsleeves, sleeveless dresses etc.

8 May, 2017


What a super place. I particularly liked the woodland area. Thank you for sharing your visit with us. I've made a note of this as one of the possible places to visit in the future.

8 May, 2017


its definitely the best of the weather in the west. I wouldn't mind but there hasn't been any rain for ages, just a grey sky and very little sun here in the Midlands.
We found it in the Gardeners world magazine 2 for one garden book Waddy. We found another 2 near to Alveston to visit while we were there.

8 May, 2017


Beautiful place and photos I agree with you Homebird your favourite Camelia is nt it so pretty. Love the Bluebell wood .

If its any help its dull here to and windy the past few days.

8 May, 2017


Added to favourites so I don't forget!

9 May, 2017


Hb, what a lovely Springtime blog with lots of blue sky and colourful shrubs and flowers. Thanks for sharing your visit .....

12 May, 2017


Googled this place as I had never heard of it. Interesting, and how nice to see a comparatively low price for viewing only the gardens. National Trust places can be very expensive.

They mention a snowdrop walk. There is one at Kingston Lacey, Wimborne : well worth a visit.

12 May, 2017


Thanks for the invite to share your walk, I`ve enjoyed every minute of it.

15 May, 2017


Beautiful flowers what a lovely walk you had. :O)

15 May, 2017


We met a lovely gentleman whizzing round on his mobility scooter. He seemed to be coming away from every where we were we had a very interesting chat about the garden's and the history of the hall . It turned out he was Sir Richard, the father of the present owner of Rhode Hall.

16 May, 2017


Lovely that you had some good weather to walk around the gardens in. It looks a lovely place, and it sounds as though the gentleman enjoyed his conversation with you as well.

28 May, 2017


It was perfect weather for walking Linda and the gardens were fabulous. It's always a treat for me to see grounds full of colourful azaleas and rhododendron as I can't grow them in the soil here. Well I do have one tucked in close to the conifer hedge where the soil is slightly more acidic than the rest of the garden. It struggles though.

30 May, 2017


Hi HB. We didn't have acidic soil in our last garden, so Gerry used to dig a big hole and put compost in before the plant and then I used to water the azaleas with an acidic feed for rhodendrons Azaleas and hydrangeas. They like a drop of left over tea from the pot now and again too.

31 May, 2017

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