Maldon U3A - Shoebury Garden Visit - August 2009

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Jan Robertson organises a series of outing to various gardens. This visit in August was on the hottest day of the year - a perfect day.

These pictures record the event. Thanks to Mr & Mrs Dedman who plyed us with nice tea & lots of homemade cakes.

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Shoebury visit
The entrance name plate
Photographs by John Bowen

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                Front entrance

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Our Host, Michael by one of the borders with Agapanthas and 30 year old Gerainiuns

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        View of the Chuch from the "Lord of the Manor's House".
        One of the nicest lawns in Essex.


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Shoebury visit

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The Round Bee House.

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        The Maldon U3A Gardening Group enjoying
        looking at our Host's good work


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    Tomatoes mixed in with the flowers to get good polination.

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Shoebury visit
A Verigated Agapantha.

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Shoebury visit

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        Our Host by one of the new Dry Gardens

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Close-up of two of the lovely white Agaphantas.

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        The Cold Frame to bring on the cuttings

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                  What is that on the roof?

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A plant to Stop the Leak!

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Hostas with hardly a Slug hole to be seen

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Cabbage for the Winter in raised beds

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A nice Penstemon


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Shoebury visit

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More Penstemons

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                Seated in the shade for tea and cakes

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A lovely blue Penstemon called "Misty Blue"

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This is another lovely lawn - fine grass - close cut.

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Anothe Dry Garden

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Shoebury visit
                  Last look at the lovely garden.
Our Thanks to Mr & Mrs Dedman for sharing your lovely Garden with us.

Thank you Jan & the Gardening Committee for arranging such a pleasent afternoon.
The weather was kind to us as well.



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Maldon U3A 2009
Last revised: 18th August 2009.