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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: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Sep 8, 2011 2:36 AM CST
The wall with tiles that had water flowing thru them was interesting.
My favorite was the Tuscan Garden with raised plantings.
I liked the bright magenta backdrops and installed shapes in the photos at the beginning.Might try something like that here to screen out the neighbors black raspberry weedpatch.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 8, 2011 3:41 AM CST
Dear Jo Ann, i am most pleased that you liked the Article! Water is always a feature at all the shows I attend especially the Chelsea Flower Show. Although as you can see Hampton Court has enough water of its own as it is on a Royal river. I do not get many posts from NY state so i hope that the Hurricane did not do too much damage in your area?
Lovely to hear from you and keep safe.
Regards from a cold and windswept England.
Neil.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Sep 8, 2011 4:21 AM CST
Wasnt Hampton Court Ann Bolynes home? Built by Henry 8?
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 8, 2011 5:11 AM CST
Dear Jo Ann, yes Anne Boleyn lived there until she met her end like another of his wives and a Queen. He however did not build it! Cardinal Wolsey built it and upset King Henry VIII, so to save his own life gave it to the King as a present. He still met his end so it made no difference. For it was not wise to upset the King then, as a lot of people found out! He also had Greenwich where I was Head Gardener as Buckingham Palace is very modern!
In fact he had a lot of places and grew in Eltham Palace which I did another Article on and so did Queen Elizabeth I.
Queen Anne Boleyn's actual home was Hever castle in Kent, before she met the King!
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 8, 2011 5:49 AM CST
I love that period in English History, wish I was better at it. Heaven knows there are lots of sordid tales about the monarchy.
Henry's reign was so corrupt.
Reminds me of modern politics, so not much has changed.
Alas my English history has all come from movies and TV specials whose accuracy is questionable.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Sep 8, 2011 6:43 AM CST
Dear Jo Ann, our history goes back a lot further than that into the Dark ages as it is called and even beyond. For the Standish stones are from 5000 BC and the island is still the same with the same people on it! That is 2000 years before the pyramids were built, and 2000 years before Stonehenge was built!
Hampton Court has a presence about it that I cannot explain. For in my Articles you have seen the north long water which is fed by the Royal River Thames which leads to London. Anne Boleyn walked down there to get on the Royal barge to the Tower of London to await her trial, but she knew the outcome anyway. She passed through Traitors gate by the side of the river to the Tower of London, and anyone who passed through that never came out alive.
Her actual trial was in Westminster where the politicians are now then taken back to Greenwich, then to the Tower to await execution after the judges (?) gave their verdict. Where she was executed on Tower green as she was Royal.
Everyone else who were allegedly involved including her own brother were hung drawn and quartered on Tower hill.
That is why they say there are ghosts of Anne Boleyn in the Tower of London and at Hampton Court, and the wind blows up the long water, which it always does.
King Henry VIII sorted this country out as it was in turmoil after all the wars we were forever fighting. Traitors got what they deserved, and he sorted the French out who we have always been at war with, even now!
Kindest regards.
Neil.

Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Sep 8, 2011 6:51 AM CST
Thanks.

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