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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Kew Gardens, London Reply with quote

I was lucky enough to be in London at the weekend and had a small amount of time to kill on Monday before flying home, we decided to visit Kew as it was a short distance away and had a station close for the underground. I am just sorry that I didn't give it a full day, as the place is amazing.



I didn't know what to expect other than knowing of the great glass buildings, but the whole place is set into a large park type setting with a variety of walks through it


Many of the plants, shrubs, trees etc had tags showing their variety & name. These tomato plants were growing outside, not covered. I thought that you had to grow them in a green house............ they mustn't be able to fit them in.



The scale & size of the buildings was amazing too considering when they were built.



They also had different themes running in different areas.



Time was that short, we didn't even get into the Palm house, but still thoroughly enjoyed the small amount of time there........ I would recommend it as a tourist attraction on a par with Big Ben, St Paul's, Trafalgar Square if you get the chance. Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow great pics foamcutter. I think i will dedicate 2 or 3 days to Kew the next time I am in London. It looks really interesting for us gardeners and would probably be less of a tourist trap.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing your images of kew with us foamcutter. I bet you were over there doing some research for one of your upcoming constructions. Possibly a scale model of one of the glasshouses. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Birdie,
if you have any interest at all it would be well worth it. The glorious weather helped to show everything off you could spend a day there very easily.

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doing some research for one of your upcoming constructions. Possibly a scale model of one of the glasshouses.

were good but no that good.
To be honest we were only killing a bit of time but it was interesting ........I suppose you can class that as research. It was amazing the to see the scale of the buildings but when you consider when they were built and the equipment & resources they had at that time it's amazing.
We haven't done that much on the garden front this year ................. it might have something to do with weather, still got plenty of ides though ......... roll on next year.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

foamcutter wrote:

We haven't done that much on the garden front this year ................. it might have something to do with weather, still got plenty of ides though ......... roll on next year.


Looking forward to having a gander at them foamcutter. Thanks for the pics of Kew.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have any ideas don't be afraid to post them. We created a potting bench a while ago as it was lightweight, easily moved and water proof. I didn't get a photo but this is the sketch we did
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

foamcutter wrote:
If you have any ideas don't be afraid to post them. We created a potting bench a while ago as it was lightweight, easily moved and water proof. I didn't get a photo but this is the sketch we did


Where did it end up?
I presume the circular indentations are for holding pots steady whilst being filled.
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Cooler,
I did for a friend and it was some elderly relation of his so I honestly don't know where it is. The bonus was that the cut-outs for the legs, he uses them as a seat which is insulated.......... waste not want not.
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