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The garden that won "Best Back Garden" on ITV yest


 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:09 pm    Post subject: The garden that won "Best Back Garden" on ITV yest Reply with quote

Andrew Brogan's http://www.hensteadexoticgarden.co.uk/
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A little garden in Co. Limerick.Some non-gardening photographs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooh its quite jungly isnt it? I like all the ferns and bamboo and not a boring rectangle of grass in sight!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not my cup of tea at all. Its a bit like the Chelsea Show every year they have the best in the show, and its usually concrete and a water feature and their a winner.

I'm old fashioned and I'm afraid I like grass, flowers and veg.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with you on this one, Margo, "jungle"gardens do nothing for me. I can understand the challenge of them, but ultimately they look "forced" and unnatural.
And yes, folks, I know we all use plants that have come from S.Africa etc etc and aren't native, but for me some plants look at home here, and others just don't.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are three Irish gardens coming up next week (30/1/15.} at 8pm on Sky 1. The title of the show is "Show me your garden."

One of them is a bit jungly. Smile

This programme should be worth watching. The three gardens are in the Peoples' Republic of Cork.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://igpsblogs.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/show-me-your-garden-the-irish-episode-by-ali-rochford/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like all the foliage. Reminds me of paintings by the Douanier Rousseau that I studied at college. I like to use lots of foliage in my own garden.
The garden as a whole seems a bit OTT for my taste, and I like to be able to see out of a garden to relate it to the land/townscape.
But you have to hand it to them for dedication, skill, presentation etc. I'd like to visit it for real.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone see the programme on Sky One last night with the 3 Irish gardens?

Bruno Nicolai deservedly romped away with the Golden Trowel. Very lush, very tropical garden at the back of a semi-detached. The judges couldn't find one weed! If he wants any, I've plenty in mine. Smile Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No TV here, but I've read a lot about Bruno's garden, sounds like a plantsman's garden, making the very best use of a limited site, no mean feat.

I've just noticed the link to your garden pictures on your signature KS, Wow, it really is stunning.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Kim. The camera flatters, though. (it's my camera. Smile )
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