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Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 12, 2011 6:44 AM CST

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Welcome to British Gardening!
The UK is extremely diverse in its Horticulture and native flora. From the Scilly isles off the coast of Cornwall where Mesembryanthemums and palms grow in abundance, to Culzean Castle in Scotland that has the Chilean firebush Embothrium coccineum growing in its grounds. Then down to the southeast and into Kent which is the garden of England, and back up to the wonderful soils of Norfolk and Lincolnshire. From there up to the bleak moors of Yorkshire, where nothing grows but heather and the odd bilberry, to the east coast of Scotland with its harsh winters, yet still has magnificent Botanical gardens in Edinburgh.
For gardeners the UK is a mixture of the finest Horticulture & History, with medieval gardens that are 908 years old, to Tudor gardens like at Hampton Court Palace 1514. We do have modern gardens as well like Waddesdon Manor 1874 which has a French Chateau on the top of a hill, with stunning gardens. Of course there are very modern gardens that can be seen at the Chelsea Flower Show, or indeed the Worlds Biggest Flower Show at Hampton Court!
For you real lovers of gardens and History, there is of course the first President of the United States George Washington's ancestral home at Sulgrave Manor which was built in circa 1500. This Tudor Manor House has amazing gardens, which are fully authentic.
We have four Royal Parks in London alone, I worked at Greenwich which was walled as a Royal Park in 1433. The list is endless, for the British have always been a Nation of gardeners.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Regards.
Neil.
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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Jul 12, 2011 7:32 AM CST
Just knew you would be here Big Grin
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
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JaeRae
Jul 12, 2011 7:36 AM CST
Hurray! Hi Neil! Hi Doris! Where's Muriel?

psssst....does Phoenix come over here, or stay by the food? Confused
Woman on the eastbound train
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(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 12, 2011 8:19 AM CST

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Hello everyone, just some plants for you to see!
Regards.
Neil.
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Name: Carol
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okus
Jul 12, 2011 9:13 AM CST
Hi Neil,

Are the pictures in the top post of your own garden? It looks amazing and no weeds. Mine looks good when its just been weeded but that lasts about 5 minutes and as for neat edging on the lawn... it seem to be like painting the Forth Bridge - never ending.

Great looking new forum well done.

Carol

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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 12, 2011 9:34 AM CST

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Dear Carol, no not my Garden but Hampton Court Palace which was home to King Henry VIII. It was built in 1514 and is stunning, as are the Gardens. Hopefully my Article about the flower show there, which is the worlds biggest will be out soon.
Regards.
Neil.
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murielw1
Jul 12, 2011 11:06 AM CST
Hi Jamie, I'm here, you ok?. still having treatment.
Hugs Muriel
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
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JaeRae
Jul 12, 2011 1:05 PM CST
Hurray! Hi Muriel! (need you here...yer SIL is such a snob that he needs a good slap of yer alignment sometimes) Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hope you are well soon..don't know the details? Angry
Woman on the eastbound train
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Name: Tami Smith
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mollymistsmith
Jul 13, 2011 11:09 AM CST
Hi Neil and everyone! Beautiful pictures! Smiling Group hug
Tami
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 13, 2011 12:42 PM CST

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Hello and welcome to the forum. My Article came out today and that has lots of pictures on it.
Regards.
Neil.
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jul 13, 2011 12:50 PM CST
Very beautiful pictures too!!!! Loved them..
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 13, 2011 12:55 PM CST

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Dear Charleen, thank you for your kind comments! I was actually wondering if anyone had read my Article apart from a few people!
Love to Charley.
Regards.
Neil.

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murielw1
Jul 13, 2011 1:48 PM CST
Jamie, do you watch NCIS, need to do to Neil what the chap get, clip round the head, when he is out of line Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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!
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Ridesredmule
Jul 13, 2011 2:01 PM CST
I love NCIS....
Neil, I always enjoys your treks thru the beautiful flower shows, yes, I read, very good as always....
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
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JaeRae
Jul 13, 2011 2:24 PM CST
Muriel, thanks for your treemail.....yep...you need to do that to our dear Neil now and then!

Neil, haven't had time yet but look forward to article! Now be nice to sweet MIL, and behave!
Regards,
Jamie
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...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
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Name: Linda Cartwright
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taters55
Jul 13, 2011 3:42 PM CST
Hello Neil. Thanks for giving us the link to the new site! Still looking for your article.
A Crafty Cubit
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Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 13, 2011 6:30 PM CST

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Dear Linda, nice to see you here and I hope you enjoy the new Article. On my signature line on my posts are the links to here and cubits if that does help anyone.
Hugs.
Neil.
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5b, WI (Zone 5a)
save the rainforest & habitat
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies I sent a postcard to Randy! Herbs Region: Wisconsin
Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bulbs Irises Roses Lilies
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JaeRae
Jul 13, 2011 7:03 PM CST
Dear Neil:
Maybe you should spell them right?
Regards,
Jamie
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 13, 2011 7:34 PM CST

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Thanks Jamie, I had enough trouble getting the thing to work!
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 13, 2011 7:35 PM CST
Neil, so glad to see you here, I love checking your forum for the photos!

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