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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: Connie
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Petalpants
Sep 7, 2011 9:44 AM CST
Neil, Thanks so much for splish-splashing thru all the mud to take pictures for your Article--- I really appreciate it! There were too many 'favorites' to name just one, but of course I love that Blue garden, and the perennial one that guests liked--- I can see why it got an award! The ponds & fountains were delightful--- only statue I would've bought (if I were rich!) were the Horses, although I couldn't see it all in the photo--- looked majestic anyway! That area with the steam-pipes was different, as was the 'brainwave' thingie--- Haha!!
You did a superb job, Neil!! (If I were there, I'd offer to clean your muddy boots... well, now that I think about it, maybe not!) But I will clap my hands for your applause! Hurray! Group hug
Connie
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 7, 2011 10:00 AM CST
Dear Connie, we have just come back from Norfolk and it was blowing a force 10 gale! On the way we found a thatched roof pub that was very old and thatched and had steak and onion pie. All the vegetables came from the pubs walled garden. But behind the pub was an 11th century church, well it was built in 1049 and has a thatched roof. So despite the wind I had to go and see it and it was so beautiful.
Stayed in a Guesthouse on the sea front and the wind and rain were horrendous. The sea was hitting the house, it was that bad. Don't worry still found a pub!
Hugs.
Neil.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 7, 2011 1:11 PM CST
I really took my time strolling through your article Neil. What pleasure it brought me. Today my two favorites are the ones with the most color, OAB and Hospice gardens. They just spoke to me with all the bright, cheerful color and made me feel like a child again.
Tomorrow when I read this again I may have a new favorite. Whistling
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 7, 2011 1:39 PM CST
Dear Lynn, you are always a star that cheers me up! Unfortunately i have been very busy lately with our war veterans so have had not much time to get on with things. Then the riots over here when I was looking after my elderly neighbours, and having to go up to Norfolk in a rush.
Your forum is amazing as normal and I do look at it, sorry I could not get some pictures of that of that 11th century church because that has some things around it that you would like. But you could not not stand up in the wind!
Take care.
My most kindest regards from a very wet and windswept England!
Neil.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 7, 2011 2:43 PM CST
I am relieve to know the riots are over and you are okay.

Look forward to the time you can visit the 11th century church and take photos. May it be a wonderful sunny day when you go. : )
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 7, 2011 7:50 PM CST
Dear Lynn, the oldest church near me is 749 AD and the oldest inhabitable house is circa 800 AD! Yes the house is still lived in by a family. The church in Norfolk is famous for its graveyard and the orchids that grow there, for we have 50 species of wild orchids in the UK. But the Sempervivums are everywhere, and I mean everywhere. So every time I see one I think of you, unfortunately the weather did not.
I do hope you are well and the plants are doing well?
Everything is a month early here, and the trees are already going into there autumn/fall colours. Bad winter?
My most kindest regards to you all.
Neil.
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magga
Sep 10, 2011 3:33 PM CST
Dear Neil,
Thank you for othe last part of The Hampton Court Flower Show. It was wonderful to follow you on your walks through the mud between the show gardens of the largest flower show in the world. I have enjoyed every single one of your articles so very much. Your pictures are excellent. I also loved to see the great Hampton Court grounds.

Keep warm and take good care of yourself,
Magga
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 10, 2011 8:06 PM CST
Dear Magga, thank you so much for being with me on my tour and I am so glad that you have enjoyed it! I hope you are all well and I always am warm when you speak to me!
Regards.
Neil.

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