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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Oct 23, 2013 5:18 AM CST
Some photos for you all from the Royal Park at Greenwich, London, England.
Regards from across the Atlantic.
Neil.
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Lots of sweet chestnuts at Greenwich!
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More chestnuts anyone.
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Fallow deer doe's and a Fallow deer buck in King Henry VIIIs deer enclosure at Greenwich.
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Wildfowl in the ornamental lake and a spindle bush.
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I tip my hat to you.
Neil.
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goldfinch4
Oct 23, 2013 5:31 AM CST

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Wow, those are gorgeous Neil! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 23, 2013 9:32 AM CST

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I love these photos Neil. My very favorite it the giant, very old Chestnut tree. Can you tell us anything about it?
Do you know the species? I just stop looking at it. Lovey dubby
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Oct 23, 2013 2:39 PM CST
Dear Lynn, many of the sweet chestnuts or Castanea sativa were planted by Queen Elizabeth I in the 1500s AD, Many have survived, and are over 450 + years old. This year as you can see there is an abundance of them i.e. NUTS!
They are quite delicious to eat, and they let you pick up any fallen ones. There are untold chestnut trees there, all from some original ones in one area. They do replant more at regular intervals throughout this amazing Royal Park. It was the first ever enclosed Park in the world and I have written Articles on it with many pictures of chestnuts trees.
It is rich in wildlife and is an oasis in southeast London. It also has the Queens House, the Royal Observatory, Roman ruins and of course the National Maritime Museum there.
I will send a few more pictures.
Tons of love from the ex Head gardener N.M.M., Royal Observatory, Royal Arsenal Woolwich, and the Queens House, it was ME!
Plus I designed the Titanic Garden for them!
Neil.

Picea breweriana or the brewers spruce, a wonderful and unique plant at Greenwich/
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The famous Cutty Sark which is a clipper ship that burnt down and has been restored at Greenwich, which is her home. Her sister ship the City of Adelaide has been found and was on the River Thames the other day in front of the Cutty Sark. The City of Adelaide was sent on her mammoth voyage back to Australia, by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip. The City as they call her is to be restored like the Cutty Sark, as she is in poor shape. She is to be towed back, a disgrace for a clipper ship!
Here is Greenwich Lyn. http://garden.org/ideas/view/NEILMUIR1/72/Historic-Greenwich...
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 23, 2013 4:44 PM CST

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Neil I hope you don't mind that I hug you. That way I can tell my friends and family that I hugged the ex Head gardener N.M.M., Royal Observatory, Royal Arsenal Woolwich, and the Queens House, and the person that designed the Titanic Garden.
Group hug They will be green with envy. Big Grin

Do you mind if I add some of the named plant photos to the database? You will get an acorn for them, and everyone will benefit from the great photos.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Oct 24, 2013 1:27 AM CST
Dear Lynn, I have already put a lot of plant pictures on the Database. Tons of hugs from England.
Neil.
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The Cutty Sark from the River bus in the fading sunlight ( I call it the River bus), which is a catamaran and goes up and down the River Thames. Well lots of them do, as commuters use them to get to work. They have a coffee bar on-board, and you can have a drink on them as well. Amazing things as they are; fast and cheap!
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The House of Commons and Big Ben from the River Bus, at night after seeing Greenwich!
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H.M.S Belfast and Tower Bridge from the River Bus. Sorry about the light infraction as you have to take pictures through the glass.
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Underneath Tower Bridge on the way back to Greenwich, at night.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 24, 2013 7:53 AM CST

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I found them Neil. Hurray!
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webesemps
Oct 25, 2013 5:12 PM CST
Mr. Neil, thank you for the wonderful photos from your side of the pond. Smiling
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NEILMUIR1
Oct 27, 2013 2:02 AM CST
A lovely picture of a bit of a sweet chestnut at Greenwich!
I so hope you are all well?
Regards.
Neil.
p.s. A storm is coming in and it is supposed to be bad here tomorrow.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 27, 2013 9:32 PM CST

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What a beautiful old tree. I love the bark on it.
Stay safe during the storm Neil. Group hug
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springcolor
Oct 29, 2013 9:31 AM CST
The storm over in Europe was bad, many trees down, home damage and 15 dead. Hope Neil, Pia, and some of the others check in soon.
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Oct 29, 2013 9:45 AM CST
Julia, a lot of damage around - but I've been spared thanks god;

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springcolor
Oct 29, 2013 10:00 AM CST
Oh, Good Peter. Glad your safe. I was just looking at all the pictures on AOL. So many fallen trees
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2013 12:34 PM CST

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Oh no, I had no idea it was that bad.
Peter I see you are okay. So it was in your area also?

Pia, Kate and Neil, how are the three of your doing? I hope all is well with you.
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I have not been watching the news, so did not know how bad this storm was.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Oct 29, 2013 1:57 PM CST
Dear Lynn, a young 17 year old girl at Forest Hill in London was lucky as a 50 ton oak tree crashed through her bedroom. Luckily for her she was downstairs at the time two stories of a solid three story Victorian House demolished on top of them. The whole family is safe and alive. Lots of trees down and leaves everywhere.
Hope Pia is OK, as Kent got hit and especially the coast! Pia does live inland but you are never more than 82 miles from the sea anywhere in the UK! Even in the middle.
Lots of fence damage and now Europe is getting it, hope they are OK.
Hurricane St. Judge meant to be nasty; the combination of wet weather which left the ground soaked and then more driving rain, plus Hurricane forces winds hurt!
The last Hurricane in 1987 did a lot worse and millions of trees were lost!
My mother and father slept through it, and Oliver my wife's tough cat went out in it.
Silly animal!
Regards from us we are safe and sound, Thank God.
Neil.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2013 2:15 PM CST

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I am relieved to know you and your family are safe Neil. Oh and the wonderful Oliver, I can't believe he wanted to go out in that kind of weather. Tough cat, that Oliver.
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goldfinch4
Oct 29, 2013 2:44 PM CST

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Peter and Neil, so glad to hear that you're both OK. Group hug
Hope we hear from the others soon too.
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Oct 29, 2013 2:52 PM CST
Happy everyone is well!! Hurray! Hurray! Looking forward to the others checking in as well.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2013 5:36 PM CST

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I wonder if they are with no electricity, thus no internet access.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Oct 30, 2013 1:21 AM CST
My Acer griseum or the paperbark maple stood the storm OK. The Hurricane that hit us and Europe was named St. Jude and was far from Saintly!
Just coming into its autumn/fall colours!
Love to all.
Neil.
p.s Half a million people still without power, but mostly in the south west!
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