Monthly Archives: May 2014

Day out – part 2

Ramster is even closer to home than Woolbeding and I have often driven or cycled past and thought that I must visit.  The gardens were laid out in 1890 by local nursery Gauntletts of Chiddingfold, to showcase their imports of plants … Continue reading

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Day out – part 1

The Surrey PH group organised a trip to Woolbeding and Ramster as part of their summer programme of activities  – two gardens within easy reach of Guildford, but I hadn’t visited either of them. Woolbeding was given to the National Trust in … Continue reading

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Spread the word

This is our 7th year of running the Chelsea Cloakroom.  We broke through the £5K glass ceiling by raising £5150 bringing the total raised over the years to well over £30,000, we received many compliments for our efficient, cheerful service and our … Continue reading

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An everyday story…..

Lynda Snell and Lillian Bellamy enjoying their day out at Chelsea. I hope Lynda asked Steve and Elaine Hickman for advice about her Agapanthus.

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On the level

We have steps. In the past the floor in the cloakroom at Chelsea has gently sloped down the the road, requiring chocks for the trolleys used to store the bags. This year the floor is level and we have steps … Continue reading

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North of Norwich

After our visit to Kristopher’s we headed out towards the coast to East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden.  ‘Very flat, Norfolk’, as Amanda says to Elyot in Coward’s Private Lives and beyond the city lies an area of open expanses, buffeted … Continue reading

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Backgarden Conservation

James Lye (1830-1906) achieved fame through his success in developing Fuchsia cultivars capable of being grown in large pyramids – a popular feature of Victorian gardens and exhibitions.  His skill was in combining strains which flower at the end of … Continue reading

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