EMOV – May 2011 Video

Rather than write an End of Month View for May with lots of pictures, I thought I would experiment with a video.  It is the first time I have ever done this, and I apologise in advance for the number of times I say “Absolutely”,  “Glorious ” and worse still “Absolutely glorious”!    You will notice too, and I cringed when I heard it, I get the name of the peony muddled – I won’t tell you what it is but you will know as soon as I say it.   I hope it is not too long to be boring, and you find it enjoyable and interesting.

I would like to thank Rachel of Tales from the Village whose recent video of her garden gave me the idea.  I should also mention Helen at Patient Gardener who hosts this monthly meme.

27 thoughts on “EMOV – May 2011 Video

  1. Ronnie you have a lovely garden and it looks bigger than I imagined from your comments on your posts, lots of rotation in your blooming times and a wonderful green lushness, love the flint wall, no flints up here funny how you don’t really notice something until it’s no longer around you, Frances

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  2. I feel that have walked round your lovely garden with you by my side Ronnie. It’s looking so lush despite the lack of the wet stuff. Great to have such an individual tour. Just fancy a cuppa and a slice of cake now.

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    1. Wouldn’t that be great…. what type of cake would you like? Thank you for taking time out to watch the video it was lovely to be able to show you around my garden.

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  3. Great idea, I love the tour. Your borders are looking lush and with so much in bloom. I love the way you have maximised every bit of space. Your stone walls are very attractive and must trap a bit of sun.
    Sara

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  4. You have used all of your space so wisely, placing plants in the best possible places. I love the garden tour…the video allows us to get a better scope of the garden…great idea!

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  5. Lovely insight into your Garden World. Great to see the garden behind the tweets and also to hear your voice! Not sure if the world would be ready for my broad accent though. I see you did this with the HTC too.
    Again, lovely

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    1. Thank you Karl. It was surprisingly easy with the HTC and would be fun to see others do the same, it makes gardens all the more real. I am glad you thought the tour was a lovely insight.

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  6. Thank you for showing us your garden. It looked a wonderful and loved garden. I love the thyme border around your raised bed and may pinch that idea and put a border down one side of my greenhouse.

    Mary x

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Everytime I brush by the thyme I get a whiff of its fragrance, hope it does that when you put down the side of your greenhouse. R

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  7. This is a wonderful, wonderful idea. It’s almost like having a personal garden tour. 🙂 I’ve always done a small video for myself (mostly so I don’t forget where I’ve planted what), but putting it on your blog is just brilliant. 🙂

    Your garden is sooo charming. I’m amazed at everything you’ve managed to fit into it! You know I love the walls. 🙂 I had no idea fennel got so big…and your peas are taking off!

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    1. Thank you Hanni – I was nervous to show it at first, but thought “go for it”! Fennel grows very tall, at least mine does. First peas for supper tonight.

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  8. Simply love this – the video gives us a wonderful tour thru your garden. You have such a variety of plants growing, and everything looks so healthy! I also enjoyed hearing your voice – made me feel as if I had just dropped by for a visit! Your garden is a full month ahead of ours, so I was delighted to catch a glimpse of your golden showers rose (ours is still getting established in its new home!) My EOMV may be a little late this month due to our holiday. Thanks once again for a great posting!

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  9. I was going to do a video this month between rains but did the EOTM as images. This was a nice touch. Your garden is wonderful and beautiful. I did not really notice the clothes line until you mentioned it. I really like poppies and you have some beauties. I thought you did a fine job narrating and the garden and plants are gorgeous.

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed my virtual tour of the garden. I may well do it again, but a little shorter next time. Look forward to seeing other videos now!

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  10. This is so lovely – and nice to hear your voice too! Really nice to have the walk around your garden and I am impressed by your videoing skills 🙂

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  11. How nice to have a ramble round your garden. Havent done my EOMV post yet will do it this evening

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    1. Thank you Helen, it was a pleasure to be able to show you around. I took advantage of BH Monday afternoon to ‘fiddle’ around, knowing I wouldn’t have time (or the energy) to do it after work today.

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  12. This makes your garden absolutely gloriously huge!!!!!

    Lovely! Thanks for the tour – you have done very well Ronnie!
    xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. Great to get such a clear overview of your garden. Your veges are doing amazingly well, far more advanced than any of mine. Love the Sambucus, definitely a plant on my wishlist. You’ve crammed an amazing number of plants into your garden, and they all look really happy – impressive! Strange about the ferns doing so well isn’t it – mine are romping away too, despite no rain until the last week. Though being in the shade must help the soil not to dry out so quickly. Happy EOMV!

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    1. Thank you Janet, it was a fun thing to do but difficult to think, talk and remember the names of the plants as I was walking around. It was a delight to be able to show people how the garden looks.

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  14. That was a great idea, now I really know what your garden is like, I haven’t written by EOMV yet but will do a bit later today. Your olivedoes look happy in its pot and is very decorative even if you don’t get any olives. Ours are in full flower and there looks like there might be a good crop this year. Christina

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