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Today we went to Beth Chatto’s famous garden. We knew it was September so we expected it to be a bit ‘fin du saison’. Nonetheless... an impressive place with lots of lovely plants and shrubs. We enjoyed our afternoon.

Mrs H is in charge of our own garden, and she does it well, filing the space so that weeds don’t get a look in and things tumble out of the constraints of their beds. What seems to have pleased her most today was being able to tell me “Got that!... got that!... got that!” at every turn. I got it!

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    Frenchie 6 months ago

    Hahaha. I hope you got it. Good for Mrs H. She must be an awesome gardener!
    Well, I learned something today. I never heard of Beth Chatto’s gardens so I googled them. I thought you made up the name. Wow, they are beautiful.
    To my great shame, I am sure Mrs H. would tut-tut at my paved garden where weeds manage to grow between the slabs.

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    Jamie Clapperton 6 months ago

    Got a fortnight off and will do something to my garden, but I doubt it would satisfy Beth Chatto or your other half, Neville. :-))

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    Oh go on, Jamie, a bit of creativity and a few strategically-placed weeds and a bit of magic and anyone can be a garden designer! 🧚‍♀️

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    When you live in the country like I do you see flowers and things everywhere. So I'm content to just cut my grass and let nature around me grow all that other stuff! Kudos to Mrs. H, though, for running a tight ship...uh, I mean garden.

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