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Yann

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Re: Gardens in Northumberland and the Borders
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2019, 11:06:14 PM »
indeed very nice garden and that view of the sea with orchids among your feet  :o
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Re: Gardens in Northumberland and the Borders
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2019, 09:03:41 AM »
Thank you for this, Shelagh.  I have not yet visited Monteviot House so I will have to get over there pronto.  Howick Hall gardens are also well worth a visit next time you are in the area.

What you think is Pokeweed was given to me under that name but, sadly, was left behind in my old garden. 
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Re: Gardens in Northumberland and the Borders
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2019, 02:07:59 PM »
Thank you Rudi and Yann.

Yes Alan we thought Monteviot was worth a visit. As to the Pokeweed it just came into my mind though I don't think I've seen it since we were at Copenhagen Botanic.
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Re: Gardens in Northumberland and the Borders
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2019, 02:43:21 PM »
One  great thing about  visiting  gardens  in the rain - the  colours are  fantastic and the  greens really  shine!
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Re: Gardens in Northumberland and the Borders
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2019, 06:42:54 PM »
Our own stomping grounds Shelagh, nice to see a visitors eye view of our lovely gardens.... you were practically on our doorstep, so you missed a nice cuppa, maybe next time?  Lovely photos!
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Re: Gardens in Northumberland and the Borders
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2019, 05:08:51 PM »
Thanks Chris, we enjoyed all the narrow little roads our SatNav took us down. We were running parallel with Hadrians Wall at one point.
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Re: Gardens in Northumberland and the Borders
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2019, 08:46:45 PM »
That would have been the military road then, very straight.  Those Romans knew a thing or two about road building eh?
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Re: Gardens in Northumberland and the Borders
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2019, 09:03:16 AM »
Those Romans knew a thing or two about road building eh?

Yes but i suspect if you happened to live in the way of where they wanted to build their road there wasn't the consultation and compensation that we have today.  That HS2 rail link would have been finished years ago if the Romans had been commissioned to build it.
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Re: Gardens in Northumberland and the Borders
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2019, 08:28:36 PM »
Ditto the Victorians - have you noticed how they demolished the castle in Newcastle, or the one at Berwick?  Nothing stopped them building the railway ...
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