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Chatting earlier, I mentioned that I started a gardening group about 20 years ago for people who like gardening to see others’ gardens. It is something that I love, and I’ve heard Monty agreeing with me! We take it in turns to meet every week, walk round that hostess’s garden, and then sit and chat over tea, coffee and cake. I called it Gardening: Tea & Tips, but of course, once we have exchanged ‘tips’, we talk about everything and anything that comes to mind. It is a very friendly group, and currently we are all missing meeting, but every now and then exchange photos.

So I have just taken these, and will share them with the group. I love the view, but didn’t plan the planting carefully . . . Viburnum Kilimanjaro on the right, then beyond the first two beds there is a bright pink Dianthus, beyond that is Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy, and beyond that white and purple Hesperis . . . a combination which occurred quite by chance :)

Close-up of view

Beautiful day today – many people wearing shorts!

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I'm very envious of your garden meetings...wish we had a similar set up here.
Your garden looks very lovely and inviting, Sheila. Well done!
Hope there was some coffee cake !

26 May, 2020

 

Sheila, that's an excellent idea - Gardening Tea & Tips!. Have you thought of doing a 'virtual tour' and video conferencing. It's almost like being there, at least during quarantine.

26 May, 2020

 

A great idea I would love this too ๐Ÿ˜Š

26 May, 2020

 

Julia, weโ€™re lucky in our town as there is an umbrella group covering any activity you could think of. It was started in the 1980s by my boss at the time - William - who owned and managed the local bookshop. There are over 50 groups, including walks, languages, theatre visits, and anyone can suggest a new group.

Thanks Paul, no, sending photos suits us. There are many elderly members who wouldnโ€™t cope with a virtual tour. However I do Zoom with the French group.

Thanks Daylily ๐Ÿ™‚.

26 May, 2020

 

Is that U3A,Sheila?

26 May, 2020

 

No, but a very similar idea Julia. This umbrella group is unique to our town ๐Ÿ™‚.

26 May, 2020

 

You are fortunate and what a wonderful way to make friends with similar interests. ๐Ÿค—

26 May, 2020

 

Yes very lucky Julia, being so easy to set up. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚.

26 May, 2020

 

Your garden looks better every time we see it Sheila. Nobody would guess its so recently made. You have every right to be really proud of it.

26 May, 2020

 

It is lovely sitting enjoying the garden in sunny
weather.

26 May, 2020

 

Your garden is looking lovely. Such a beautiful day to have a virtual tour.

26 May, 2020

 

Love to see photos of your garden as it is ' just right!' as Goldilocks would say! It is very pretty and everything is perfectly placed but very natural looking also.

26 May, 2020

 

What a lovely idea to have gardening friends visit each other's gardens. I would love to join a group like that. They must enjoy it when they visit your garden, it is lovely :)

Yes it has been warm today. I was one of those persons wearing shorts lol I'll probably wear them until autumn now. I hate long trousers in the summer.

26 May, 2020

 

Beautiful design.

27 May, 2020

 

Our local HPS group is sending a bulletin to its members about what is going on in our gardens. Though I do like the idea of tea and cake too.

27 May, 2020

 

Many thanks everyone for your lovely comments ๐Ÿ™‚ .

27 May, 2020

 

great garden !

27 May, 2020

 

Sheila I can't believe how your garden has developed in such a short time. I love the Gardening, Tea and Tips, sadly my garden is far too small to 'walk' around, but I'm still up for walking round yours anytime. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

27 May, 2020

 

What a lovely group to be part of and your garden is just getting better and better.

28 May, 2020

 

Thanks Fernever.

Thanks Julia ... when I spoke to the designer, I said I wanted an informal garden โ€œthat I can walk roundโ€. He exceeded my dreams! Youโ€™d be welcome any time ...

Thank you Phyl - how kind ๐Ÿ™‚.

28 May, 2020

 

I'll hold you to that Sheila if we're ever your way. :-)

28 May, 2020

 

I shall be happy to see you Julia ๐Ÿ™‚ .

28 May, 2020

 

It is stunning Sheila, is it South facing :-))

29 May, 2020

 

Thanks Daylily! No, the garden faces north-east . . . shady on the right and sunny on the left.

29 May, 2020

 

Ours is north facing so I can have a nice sunny border at the bottom of the garden

29 May, 2020

 

Looks wonderful Sheila. It is a great combination of neat, crisp landscaping and naturalistic planting. The Rich Brothers would love it....you could invite them around...can I come also? ;)

30 May, 2020

 

Thank you very much Karen. Yes, of COURSE you can come and visit - any time! I wonder what we would talk about, ha ha . . . :)

31 May, 2020

 

Every town should a William, marvellous idea. I love your garden design, it's fluid lines and planting are so restful:-)

31 May, 2020

 

Stunning

31 May, 2020

 

Thanks Bill, and Ba - thatโ€™s a lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚ .

31 May, 2020

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