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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 4)

By NEILMUIR1
September 7, 2011

The large and small Show Gardens at Hampton Court were next on my agenda. The ancient, majestic trees in the distance beckoned me towards them. This most beautiful place offered so many things to see, let's take a look at them.

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Name: Marti Nelson
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marti
Sep 6, 2011 9:04 PM CST
I'm so jealous that you get to see gardens like that!!!! Beautiful pictures that show the charm and slender of the gardens. Excellant job Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 6, 2011 11:08 PM CST
Dear Marti, glad you enjoyed it and the pictures. There are thousands of gardens like that in the UK as we are a Nation of gardeners.
I hope you are well?
Hugs.
Neil.
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vic
Sep 7, 2011 3:18 AM CST
Thank you so much Neil!

Lovely article and stunning photos.

I love all the COLOR in your photo's.

Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 7, 2011 3:32 AM CST
Dear Vicki, yet again i am so glad that you enjoyed it. Yes I do tend to put a lot of photos in and that I admit, but it is a massive event and that is why there were four Articles on it. Lots of walking and lots of photos.
I hope you too are well?
Just come back from Norfolk, but I could not get any pictures as it was blowing a gale and the Guesthouse we had to stay in was getting hit by the sea it was so rough up there.
Keep well.
Regards.
Neil.
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vic
Sep 7, 2011 3:38 AM CST
I'm doing well Neil, thank you so much for asking.

Ack on getting water and wind from the storm! Be safe and take care.

And always keep your photos and articles coming Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 7, 2011 3:45 AM CST
Dear Vicki, I do try my best! But trying to get pictures in a gale that you could hardly stand up in was a bit difficult, if not impossible to say the least. Rolling on the floor laughing
Regards.
Neil.
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SongofJoy
Sep 7, 2011 5:44 AM CST
Thank you for this. I've visited your beautiful country with all its magnificent gardens. Have been to Hampton Court Palace and could only imagine what that looks like during the flower show. Now I know ... at least a bit. What a perfect venue for it. Spectacular!

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 7, 2011 6:11 AM CST
Dear Tee, many people have visited Hampton Court Palace and I am most glad you have. As I stated in my Article it is both beautiful and haunting at the same time, and to us with its history it is. However it is not that old to some of the things we have around here. For yesterday I was in Norfolk looking at a church built in the early 11th century, and it was stunning! The oldest inhabited house near me is circa 800 AD, and the oldest church is 749 AD.
I cannot look at it all as there are 1471 parks in London alone. Yet as you know our Island is but very small, being only 866 miles long as the crow flies!
I thank you for your kind comments.
Regards from a cold and windy England.
Neil.
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marti
Sep 7, 2011 8:25 AM CST
Neil, I am dong fine. That is until I stepped off the stairs last night and did something to my knee. I've had surgery on both knees in the past. I hope this will heal and I won't have to have surgery again. Grumbling
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 7, 2011 10:41 AM CST
Dear Marti, as my sergeant told me in the Army pain is a sensation and he liked sensations! Rolling on the floor laughing
I do however hope you are alright? You should take it a bit easy for awhile on that, but not to easy as it may get stiff!
Group hug
Neil.
Name: Marti Nelson
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marti
Sep 7, 2011 11:52 AM CST
I am taking it easy for a couple of days. I at least can get up to the bathroom and even sat in the livingroom to watch some TV. Now I'm going to lie down for awhile.
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 7, 2011 12:19 PM CST
Dear Marti, well that is start but don't let it go stiff. It will hurt even more and the more exercise the better it will get!
Tons of love.
Neil.
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NJBob
Sep 7, 2011 12:33 PM CST
Another wonderful article Neil. Just to let you know how much I enjoy them.
Name: Marti Nelson
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marti
Sep 7, 2011 5:41 PM CST
Neil, I am moving much better this afternoon. Slow but gentle exercise alternating with rest is doing the trick. I'm not trying to go up and down stairs yet, but will in the morning. I have to take my GS to school the next 2 mornings.
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 7, 2011 6:53 PM CST
Dear Bob, glad you enjoyed it. For to make someone happy all the thousands of miles away is a joy to me. We all have one thing in common and that is we love gardening and plants, and the world over as I know everyone is the same who is into this fascinating subject! Gardeners are mostly friendly whether it be cactus growers, to orchid growers, that is what I have found in my travels around the world. As you probably know I grow I lot of tree ferns as I love the things, plus other ferns as well. The help i got from every person I have met who love ferns has been immense. Luckily I have been college and University, now it is time to take photos of the youngsters gardens doing what I used to do. I never believed anyone would read my Articles as who would want to see what our gardens are like, as it is something I have seen all the time. But they do seem to like our gardens, parks and estate gardens.
Bob in London alone we have 1471 parks, that is a lot to see!
My most kindest regards.
Neil.

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