Maldon U3A - Stebbing - St Helens - Garden Visit - September 2009

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Jan Robertson organises a series of outing to various gardens. This visit in September was on a day where rain was forecast but it did not!

These pictures record the event. Thanks to Stephen and Joan Bazlinton who plyed us with nice tea & lots of homemade cakes.

St Helens is open on Saturday, 5th September, 11am to 5pm in aid if the National Garden Scheme. Visit it - you are in for a treat.

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Stebbing High Street - lovely old houses.
Photographs by John Bowen

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We were asked to park in the widest part of the High Street.

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National Garden Scheme sign to St Helens.

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Topary and the view (right) through it towards the pond.

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    Green Bean Tree.

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The Pond and when the sun came out (right).

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        Pauline moving by the tall flowers.

Who can resist the draw of a swing?

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        All aboard the swing!

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                  A view to the South.

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Another garden shed?

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The hospital area of the garden - everyone needs an area like this.


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Adam (left) and Eve (right)

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The Summerhouse supported on Staddle Stones.

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Close-up of the Lounger in the Summerhouse - from the Far East?

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      Box Hedge viewed from the Summerhouse

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The Apple Orchard

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The Fig and a close-up of them.

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A Chinese Gooseberry or a Kiwi Fruit.

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                  Resting before tea time.

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    A cut in half Orange - fruits in late September.Green Bean Tree.

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2008 Certificate of money raised for Dentaid - Teeth for Africa.

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Close-up of the Staddle Stone supporting the Summerhouse.

Thank you Stephen & Joan for opening your lovely damp garden to us at such a dry time - you are very fortunate to have 3 Springs feeding your garden.

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



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Last revised: 3rd September 2009.