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Author Topic: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton  (Read 2359 times)

Paddy Tobin

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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2011, 06:29:09 PM »
Ah, food for the senses and for the tummy - a great garden!

I enjoyed that, Brian. Many thanks. Paddy
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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2011, 06:29:58 PM »
I can see what you mean, but the juxtoposition with the perennial border (the normal? approach to this area) is very effective, you need something quite simple here.

Glad you liked it Paddy, it is, without doubt, one of my favourite English gardens.
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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2011, 06:33:34 PM »
The Lanhydrock Garden was originally named in homage to the upper garden at the National Trustís Lanhydrock Garden in Cornwall.  An interactive map of the garden can be found here:

http://www.wollertonoldhallgarden.com/garden.html
Brian Ellis, Brooke, Norfolk UK. altitude 30m Mintemp -8C

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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2011, 06:39:42 PM »
Brian

Thanks for posting such wonderful photos - inspiring.
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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2011, 07:50:39 PM »
Thanks, Brian, for sharing.
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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2011, 08:27:47 PM »
I was at this garden a few years ago and remember it well.  It certainly was top of the pops for me on that garden trip.  I remember buying Clematis Princess Diana, a texensis type, always reminds me of that trip.  Nice reminder Brian, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2011, 11:26:54 PM »
Beautiful indeed Brian, a lovely place and thanks so much for your series of telling pictures. The house itself demands something very special as a surround, don't you think. Since I won't ever get to this wonderful garden, I appreciate this opportunity.
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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2011, 09:34:32 AM »
You are most welcome Lesley, I do wish I could take you round it in person.
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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2011, 11:28:00 AM »
Beautiful indeed Brian, a lovely place and thanks so much for your series of telling pictures. The house itself demands something very special as a surround, don't you think. Since I won't ever get to this wonderful garden, I appreciate this opportunity.
I quite agree.... a lovely garden and I too was very taken with the half-timbered house. (That phrase always makes me think of Dame Edna exclaiming "Oh look, a half-timbered car" on seeing an old wooden trimmed Morris minor  ;D )
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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2011, 06:52:21 PM »
Another one to add to my list of gardens to see, thank you Brian
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Re: Wollerton Old Hall, Market Drayton
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2011, 09:14:40 PM »
You are most welcome Lesley, I do wish I could take you round it in person.

I'd enjoy that too Brian. In another life perhaps? :)
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