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Through the Garden Gate - Taking a visit to Barnsdale Gardens

Apologies I'm late again and my own garden is looking not the best - we have had so much rain the last month that we haven't managed to get out and do some tidying up. So how about a treat instead and let us wander around a garden we visited back in the summer.

This is Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland which was the demonstration garden set up Geoff Hamilton who has a presenter for BBC Gardeners World presenter for 17 years. When we married and set up home together and started gardening we watched Geoff each week to learn new tips and get inspiration for what we could do in the garden. He taught us about peat-free and organic gardening, how to create an inexpensive garden by taking cuttings and growing plants from seeds, installed in us a love of native plants and homegrown vegetables. Sadly he died suddenly in 1996 from a heart attack while taking part in a charity bike ride. He was one of our heroes and we still remember where we were when we heard this sad news.

His family dec…

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