“Fingers crossed” ~Arriving in England~

Winter Winter Winter …

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 Tilia cordata

 

The hours were whirled away….it’s passed 8 months already since Triad Program started. Hitomi and I have been learning a lot so far. ((and our hair is growing as well, you’ve may noticed))

2015, we greeted the New year at Brighton in England.

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sea at Brighton

*************  COTSWOLDS  ***************

our last destination, Hidcote Manor Garden , we’ve just settled in here;).

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Cotswolds=hills of sheep photo by Hitomi Kawasaki

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there are lots of lovely thatched-roofed houses around here. thatched roof is my favorite!.thatched roof craftsmen are thatching new its roof. beautiful gold color:)

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student accommodation. we are living in Manor house which was built 350 ago. the tree is handcar chief tree.

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wow. welcome gift which is made of this local region here:))) Thank you very much and it’s very tasty ♪(we’ve already enjoyed tasting all of it)

『Let’s explore to Winter Garden』Sarah who is one of our supervisors took us to Hidcote Manor Garden !!

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ground(soil) : white and sandy

 

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Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus lebanii)

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topiary of birds

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these are protected from the cold.

 

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this is one of the holes made by “badges”?? I have never seen that animal before !

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The sun peeped trough the clouds!

●Let’s start working~part1

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let’s clean up!  cut Heleborus,Geranium,Ferns…

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Pulsatilla

 

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Robin, National bird of the UK, comes when we are working.

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earth worm of England is different from one of Japan !!

*************** Hedge of Hidcote*****************

gardeners are trimming hedges !!

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●Let’s working~part2

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it become light just before 8:00am which is the time we start working.

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potting up in greenhouse

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Peat free soil : it’s not allowed to use peat at National trust.

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watering can … um~it is different from Japanese and American’s as well.

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pot made in England

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we potted a couple of kind of Salvias. this is Salvia elegant that smell is elegant;))

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watering~

<<<10:30am~11:00am Tea Time>>>

<<<1:30pm-2:00pm Lunch Time>>>

●Let’s work~part3

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Acanthus mollis, its flower is very tall as you see !

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on the way to finish working. we already cut Acanthus mollis.(under right)

 

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we are ready! Let’s working with scissors;)

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do you know what plant is this?:)

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do you know what plant is this?:)

 

******************* English weather*******************

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it was raining and heavy wind in the morning on Saturday. lots of handcar chief tree fruits fell down on the ground.

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after that sunshine came ! the scenery around the Manor house after raining.

so we visited to Chipping Campden which is the nearest town from here.here are some photos.

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Silk tassel bush (Garrya elliptica) attracted me. its flowers are blooming now.

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Silk tassel bush (Garrya elliptica)

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yes, Cream tea, yes :)))

 

******************* English weather*******************

because of the heavy wind… when the wind blows

more than 40miles/h, we are not to be allowed to work the garden for safe.

(it’s rule of national Trust)

we use ” Fred Whitsey library” well:)

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the tree outside was swayed in the wind. seeing it trough the window of the library.

 

it seems be rough weather whole this week…

I would like to enter the Garden….

so…

『Fingers crossed:)))』

 

 

6 comments

  1. paulkuenstner

    Welcome to the United Kingdom and Hidcote! Now that the days are growing longer you will enjoy a wonderful transformation of the gardens as spring approaches.

    • Misho(実生)

      hello Paul, Thank you for the comment. I am enjoying the difference of each stay, work and people between the three countries. It’s snow a lot now at Longwood after we left…here in UK, we got only one snowy night so far…
      I already feel early spring and am so looking forward to feeling real spring soon in UK!

  2. Misho(実生)

    hello Doug, yes we enjoy working in the garden here at Hidcote. we seem to train at some other gardens while we are here.
    hope to make our blogs soon!

  3. Misho and Hitomi – My husband and I have been enjoying reading your blog posts about Longwood (we visit regularly). Best of luck as you start working (and training) at Hidcote.
    – Mar

    • Misho(実生)

      Hello, sorry for late reply! THANK YOU for your kind message! how is Longwood gardens for you this season? have you already visited to Orchid extravaganza? hope you still enjoy reading our blogs;) Misho

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