The Rookery: One of London's Secrets (Part 1): Bravo!!!

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The Rookery: One of London's Secrets (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
September 2, 2010

A house called the Rookery was here on this site with a spa, but when the spa declined in popularity the Rookery's formal gardens and spa were bought and turned into a public garden. It was the local people, who bought the land for £3,000, that saved this astonishing place. A three-acre garden was built, including a water garden, formal gardens, a stunning white garden, herbaceous borders, an English garden, fantastic trees, ponds, and much more. Let me take you on a walk around this tiered and secret garden.

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Sep 2, 2010 8:34 AM CST
Neil, that was fabulous. Such beautiful gardens and gives me some ideas. I love it all the beautiful Cedars The exciting yellow entrance and then to the tranquil gardens. Very nice walk as always and Charley and I will join you in part 2.
Thank you Again.
Charley sends you Nuzzles and wishes he could go for a walk with you.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 2, 2010 8:52 AM CST
Dear Charleen, it is a beautiful place indeed and I do hope to see you in Part 2!
Charley would love the Common with its Horse troughs and as much grass, cherries, apples, pears etc., that he could eat whilst I took you round the Garden. I know I would have to buy him a Rum & Raisin Ice Cream as a desert, and then a pint of Ale afterwards! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
But I do think he might enjoy it, and of course your goodself.
Regards.
Neil.
p.s. Tell Charley I miss him and we will fill the Horse Trough with beer if he does not want water!
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Sep 2, 2010 9:41 AM CST
I'm sure he will enjoy it all. He loves to eat. Looking forward to part 2, know it will be great also. Loved the pavers with the flower beds.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 2, 2010 9:49 AM CST
Dear Charleen, tell Charley to keep an eye out for the Part 2 Article on my cubit.
Hugs to all.
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Sep 2, 2010 10:15 AM CST
I will Neil, he and I am looking forward to it. We love our English strolls, so restful.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 2, 2010 10:43 AM CST
Dear Charleen, no Charley is looking forward to a few pints and a Ice Cream!
Hugs.
Neil.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Sep 2, 2010 10:49 AM CST
That too!!!! he is one spoilt mule.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 2, 2010 10:59 AM CST
Dear Charleen, he would be if I took him out for a stroll! I have seen; snakes, Ferrets, Pole cats, drunken dogs, sheep, goats, cows, Goldfish, Koi carp, cats, bird eating spiders, a monkey and a Horse in English pubs plus a lot of other things. But never a Drunken mule. That would be a first for me at least! He might like CIDER that is made from apples.
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Sep 2, 2010 11:27 AM CST
Neil, we will have to let him slept it off, I wouldn't want to carry that big fella!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Can you imagine the goings on and I'm not a Quite person if Charley doesn't mind. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 2, 2010 1:16 PM CST
I am sure he would behave himself!
Regards.
Neil.
p.s. my fathers friend got charged with being drunk in charge of a Lighthouse, but that would be a first being told by the Police you were charged for being in charge of a drunken mule! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Sep 2, 2010 1:32 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing With Great dignity, he would hold himself accountable. Good Sir!
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 2, 2010 1:48 PM CST
It would be fun though!
Regards.
Neil.

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