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October 22, 2021

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Mavis Hewitt

Just catching up with blogposts now and this post was utterly delicious. We are on a week of very grey, windy, wet, half term days and the the colours in this post have soothed my soul! Note to self: must visit more gardens. Thank you Lucy, photos are just lovely and I was eating the mouth-watering. goodies along with you at 7.13 am lol.

Rachell

Fantastic blog post Lucy! I have really, really enjoyed my visit here too. Thank you for sharing XX

Joanna H

This post has persuaded me onto Betty's website, I'm hovering over a box of Fat Rascals now. Oh dear....

Lyn

Thank You for sharing you day. Oh the color and the amazing range of it! My favorite is the burnt orange heleniums. And the sandstone rock garden with the Japanese maple trees. Sigh! Gorgeous!

Fiona

Toasted scones are even better if the scone is slightly stale and a bit drier than when freshly baked as the butter soaks in more. Fruit scones can be topped with a sliver of cheese before toasting for the ultimate post gardening treat!
Your blogs this month have been wonderful. Thank you.

Kevin

That post was great! It's nice to take time out and relax,you certainly dropped lucky with the weather. Beautiful Autumn pictures of a place I haven't been. Thanks for taking the time to share it.

Margaret Thorburn

Thank you Lucy for your wonderful Blogtober posts. This visit to Harlow Carr was very inspiring and the photos exquisite. It reminded me of a visit I made with my 19 year old daughter at the time to the Beth Chatto gardens, Colchester in July 2017. We were visiting London for three weeks as a gap year savings adventure and this garden has inspired many an Australian gardener, making the most of a drier English landscape. Hope to visit Yorkshire during the next few years whilst my son is now in the UK doing a PhD.

Caroline

Beautiful pictures Lucy. The purple salvia is a variety called Amistad. We have loads in pots as they are super easy to take cuttings from. They flower and flower, remind me next year and I’ll let you have a couple. X

Sandy B

Those tall sunflower plants look like Helianthus Tuberosus or Jerusalem Artichoke ( nothing like the other artichoke), sometimes called a sunchoke. Its a perennial wild sunflower from South America, which grows to 3 mtres. It grows from a tuber which multiplies and is edible. The brown knobby tubers can be roasted like potatoes. (Jamie Oliver has a recipe for them) This is a great plant for kids to grow. Ive grown them here in Oz.
What a lovely garden to visit so close to home. Thanks for showing us.

Sandy B

Those tall sunflower plants look like Helianthus Tuberosus or Jerusalem Artichoke ( nothing like the other artichoke), sometimes called a sunchoke. Its a perennial wild sunflower from South America, which grows to 3 mtres. It grows from a tuber which multiplies and is edible. The brown knobby tubers can be roasted like potatoes. (Jamie Oliver has a recipe for them) This is a great plant for kids to grow. Ive grown them here in Oz.
What a lovely garden to visit so close to home. Thanks for showing us.

Tineke

Heliopsis helianthoides scabra, if you can get your hands on some fresh lumps torn from a mother plant you are lucky, they hate wet cold winters so love your part of the UK. Bleeding hearts are orange, Waterperry Gold has double flowers, Summer night dark leaves, Summer sun a bit lighter flowers. They do well in pots, don't overwater. Go for it, must be a nursery in your neighbourhood having them at the moment. I had an RHS pas for years, as I visited the UK more times a year. It is an abundance of splendid gardens and houses you can visit. You lucky girl, having a friend who invites you <3

Marmalade Kat

Thanks for a fabulous post, Lucy. Inspiring in so many ways 😊

CJ

Wow, it looks absolutely stunning there. The colour! And the greenhouse is amazing. Glad you had such a good visit. CJ xx

Abby

The gardens look gorgeous this time of year. Just been to newly opened RHS Bridgewater Gardens in Salford which are worth visiting too. Love Betty's too when I visited in York.

Mrs M

Thanks for all the gorgeous garden photos. I agree, that you must visit any gardens in all the seasons to appreciate the changes. Treat yourself and J to a joint RHS membership and that will encourage you to make the time to go more often.🥰

Linda Graveling

What a lovely colourful post. We live near RHS Wisley in Surrey. The colours there were glorious when we visited recently. We are so lucky to have such beautiful gardens to visit aren’t we?

Jacqui

You are such a kind person offering to keep Christine company😂😂😂😂😂😂
Oh my goodness amazing photos it really felt like I was there, beautiful photo's
Perennail sunflowers just gone on my list!
Toasted scones wow sound gorgeous (scones on list also!
I remember our big brown teapot 1 spoon of leaf tea (very strange shaped spoon) for each person and one for the pot.
Thankyou so much such a lovely blog😁

Radmila

A wonderful blog post, I enjoyed reading it a lot. Thank you Lucy for the joy you convey to us through your writing and your crochet work

Ann Chapman

The perennial sunflower isn’t an artichoke. It’s a Helianthus, probably a variety called Golden Queen. It’s gorgeous. I love Harlow Carr and it really is a joy at any time of year. You really can have a garden full of colour all year round

Jennifer

Lucy, your photos are a balm today . It is rainy and cold here in the Midwestern US. My neighbor brought me some Mammoth Sunflower seeds this summer and told me just to squeeze them in wherever I had some room in a sunny spot. They grew 9 feet tall! I had never grown them before, but they were such a delight. The bumblebees loved them when they were flowering and their size all summer was just astonishing! The chickadees picked all of the seeds out of them after they started to dry. It was so fun for the kids and I to watch. I’d highly recommend a few in your backyard if you have room for them. Against a wall would be best as they get a little tippy in a strong breeze. Thanks again for the gorgeous pictures!

Charlotte

What a perfect day you and Christine had. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah

What an absolutely gorgeous day! I love,love, love your beautiful pictures of the gardens! It gives me so many ideas, too. Thank you so much for taking us along on your visit and I’m so happy that you got to enjoy the sunshine 😊♥️

Charlotte Pountney

Absolutely WOW, the curator of those gardens has done an amazing job to keep so much colour going, so late in the year. I shall review your photos tomorrow, and see if there are any ideas (on a very small scale!) that I can pinch for my own garden!

Norma

What a glorious place, must put itnon my itinery for next time I come to visit.
Thanks Lucy for sharing your lovely photos.
Norma

Sandra

Toasting scones is what you might do when they are past their best. Scones don't have that much fat in them (traditionally), so are best eaten on the day they are made. Otherwise they are very nice toasted. I remember having them frequently in tearooms as a child, and occasionally at home. As tasty as a teacake but not so big.

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