Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 3): ok, that does it, I'm moving to England!

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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 3)

By NEILMUIR1
July 26, 2011

As the sun came out, my day at Hampton Court beside the River Thames was getting better, apart from the odd shower. Now I could at last get out and wander on this hallowed ground. Join me as I finish in the floral marquee and go for another trek.

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jul 25, 2011 6:41 PM CST
Neil, that is amazing! Really must transplant across the pond! Ah, England ! A country of plant enthusiasts! Heaven!
Thanks so much for sharing the beauty!
Janice
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 25, 2011 6:56 PM CST
Dear Janice, may I welcome you as the first guest to view my Article! We have often been called a Nation of shopkeepers and gardeners, and that is very true. Also we have what is called 'Green roofs here', they are covered in either Sempervivens or Sedums, except we call them House leeks.
I hope you enjoyed my trek around the beauty of Hampton Court Palace, even though I did get covered in mud! Lynn and many members of her amazing forum have been most kind to me, so I always look out for something for her forum and of course your good selves. From the Horse and dog in Part 1 to whatever I can find.
I do so hope you can accompany me in Part 4?
Kindest regards from England.
Neil.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 25, 2011 8:50 PM CST
Neil you never disappoint me. : )
I love it all, but especially love the the wonderful trough gardens. There is a talent required to put them together so skillfully. Wish I had that skill. Maybe if I study them long enough I will acquire it.
I look forward to the next installment of your Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 25, 2011 11:50 PM CST
Dear Lynn, you are too kind! There must be stuff that you do not like?
I knew some of your forum readers would like the Sempervivum's, well at least I hope so!
Group hug
Regards from a sunny England.
Neil.
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Name: Magga
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magga
Aug 1, 2011 3:24 PM CST
Neil I´m hooked on your articles and this one is no exception. I enjoy every single one of them. Thumbs up And I when winter comes I will find them again and dream of summer. Big Grin

Hope your mother is feeling better.

Best regards from Iceland.
Magga
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 2, 2011 12:00 AM CST
Dear Magga, I am glad you enjoyed my Articles as I have not heard from you for awhile! I trust you are well? Part 4 of Hampton Court will be out as soon as I can get it done. Unfortunately my mother has many hospital visits to go to, which takes a lot of my time up at the moment. My father has gone blind due to diabetes and now they have found out he has leukemia. That means he cannot be left alone when my mother goes to Hospital, for obvious reasons,
I go over and stay with him and make sure he gets his lunch and if mother is late back, cook both their dinners as well. As you can imagine trying to run two houses, two gardens, cook for them and us is not easy at the best of times.
But you only get one mum and dad!
Kindest Regards.
Neil.
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
Foliage Fan Roses Region: Europe Peonies Lilies Dog Lover
Ferns Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Sempervivums
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magga
Aug 2, 2011 5:37 PM CST
I too have been busy preparing my daughter for mowing to the Netherlands where she is going to study music. I have been sewing a couple of dresses and skirts for her. She is flying on the 10th August and Bragi my husband and I are going with her as "carriers" Grumbling of luggage. We are staying in Utrecht for a week.

I have a father 92 years old who I visit at least twice a week. He has been in a nursing home since January this year. I wash his clothes and cut his hair when he need a haircut, he likes that. I love helping him with things I can Lovey dubby Lovey dubby . Hope your mother is getting better soon. Lovey dubby Give her my best wishes.
Here is a photo of Sedum acre.
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Regards,
Magga
Magga

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