Open Day at Movie Master’s Garden

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This is an opportunity to enjoy Summer in full bloom in a peaceful countryside setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Beautiful Wye Valley in England.

Welcome to Movie Master’s Country Garden.

I hope you will enjoy some of my favourite summer plants and flowers; here is just a small selection of them.

Hardy Fushcia
Hardy Fushcia | Source

The Hardy Fuschia thrives in ordinary garden soil and has a long flowering season from June to October. Cut the branches back after flowering for new growth and flowers the following year.

Love in the Mist
Love in the Mist | Source

Love in the Mist is a beautiful delicate flower grown easily from seed planted in the spring.

The seedheads look very attractive dried in flower arrangements.

The Retreat
The Retreat | Source

Refreshments will be available all day in The Retreat.

Choose from Home made cakes, delicious Cream Teas and Farmhouse Ice Cream.

Erysimum
Erysimum | Source

My Recommendation for ‘Plant of The Year’: Erysimum linifolium ‘Variegatum’.

Suitable for a container, pot or border, this is a compact plant that will grow approximately 2 foot high.

The small two tone coloured flowers and the variegated leaves are a delight.

As the flowers die, keep cutting back the stems and it will reward you with non-stop flowering from April-November.

Cows
Cows | Source

Relax in a garden seat overlooking the Orchard, you may catch a glimpse of the cows Our Nosy, Noisy & Photogenic Neighbours who will only be too happy to pose for photographs.

Oriental Poppy
Oriental Poppy | Source

Here is your chance to see the infamous Mysterious Glowing Objects reported in Movie Master’s Garden earlier this year.

A abundance of yellow and orange blooms mistakenly identified and reported as an unknown source of glowing light.

Footpath to Farm
Footpath to Farm | Source

For the energetic amongst you, there will be a guided 1 hour walk through the Beautiful English Countryside at 2.00 pm.

Snap Dragon
Snap Dragon | Source

Antirrhinum is commonly known as "Snap Dragon".

For summer bedding, plant out in Spring for a colourful display throughout Summer.

Collect the seeds to dry and scatter around the garden for next years flowering.

Cherokee Sunset
Cherokee Sunset | Source

Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset is a Hardy Perennial that will flower year after year.

Rich blooms in deep rustic shades of yellow/orange to bronze and mahogany, most with dark centres.

Canterbury Bells
Canterbury Bells | Source

Campanula medium also known as Canterbury Bells, the bell flower, are easily grown from seed and flower from May to July.

They are best in massed planting in borders or amongst shrubs.

Dew Covered Rose
Dew Covered Rose | Source

We have many varieties of bush and climbing roses, enjoy their colours and scent as you wander around the garden.

Crocosmia Lucifer
Crocosmia Lucifer | Source

Crocosmia Lucifer also known as Montbretia, this hardy plant has brilliant flame-red sword like flowers providing excellent cut flowers.

Cucumbers
Cucumbers | Source
Tomatoes
Tomatoes | Source

A real taste of the country ‘Pick your own’!

Fill a tub with fresh produce - choose from tomatoes, cucumber and salad to take home.

I hope you enjoy your visit and I will look forward to seeing you on the next Open Day.

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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

I love the garden and the retreat. I'm getting my passport ready!


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Terishere 5 years ago

What beautiful flowers!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi AAZ, get those bags packed and I will look forward to seeing you!! safe journey and take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Teri, thanks for visiting the garden it was nice to see you, I'm glad you enjoyed the flowers.

Many thanks for your comments, have a lovely day.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

What a lovely garden!! I loved all the flowers, esp. the fushcia and the cherokee sunset. I'm stopping at The Retreat, i'll have a tall glass of ice tea with a twist of lemom please, Thank you. Cheers......


september girl 5 years ago

I love the photos! How beautiful! Thanks for sharing your world with us. : ) I am definitely bookmarking this one. Voted up, awesome and interesting!


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

What a fantastic place you have and beautiful flowers to enhance it. We grow mini tomatoes, but we are in the process of growing vegies in old wooden apple boxes which are about five feet square and two feet high. Thanks for the free tour.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

your photo's look amazing and beautiful, I can't resist.

I have my passport out and just booked my flight over to you, see you during the early hours tomorrow, ssh don't tell anyone.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Your pictures are lovely and amazingly clear. I love the flowers and cows, just everything. I love where you live Movie Master.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

MM: Free admission? Bargain :-)

I feel as though I am there today!!!!!

Cloverleaf.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Movie Master

Your country garden is beautiful. What a lovely way to spend the day.

Voted up, up and away


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

The photos are so beautiful, Movie Master, and I love the entertaining style of your hub! Voted beautiful and interesting.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ruby, I'm glad you could make it to Open Day, it's good to see you.

A glass of ice tea coming up, take a seat and enjoy the view:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi september girl, thank you so much for your wonderful comments and voting up, I'm glad you enjoyed your day, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi attempted humour, it's good to see you on Open Day, glad you enjoyed your tour!

Those wooden apple boxes sound ideal for growing veggies, I hope we get to see a hub on them one day!

Take care and happy gardening!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi writer20, I am so excited about your visit! We are going to have a fantastic day:-)

See you later!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Cloverleaf, even though we are miles apart, you can still visit my garden, isn't HubPages wonderful?!

While you're here we'll celebrate your 30 Hubs in 30 days!

Well done again x


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sue, I'm glad you were able to make it to Open Day and you enjoyed your visit, hope you found the country air nice and relaxing!

Take care and see you again soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Alicia, it's lovely to see you in my garden, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

Thank you for your great comments and vote, take care.


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iZeko 5 years ago

Hmm, I missed the open day but I hope it's alright to sneak into your garden now. Gorgeous plants… and cows ;-))! Love the pictures.


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sofs 5 years ago

Movie master, now I am jealous. You didn't have to flaunt it like that... LOL:) I wish I could not only take a look at your garden but also absorb the sights and the smells too.. my 3x6 foot balcony on the second floor is no comparison :) And I love your nosy, noisy, photogenic neighbors too :)


A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

These pictures are really spectacular Movie Master. It is a very lovely garden indeed and looks like a relaxing retreat. Enjoy the way you put this together. Voted up!

:)

Regards,

A.CreativeThinker


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi iZeko, I'm glad you could make it and you've enjoyed the flowers and our nosy neighbours!

Many thanks for your comments, take care and have a great day.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi sofs, Oh how I wish you could visit, I would love to show you around my garden and introduce you to our nosy neighbours:-)

Well, this is the next best thing! thank you so much for commenting, take care and enjoy your day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi A.Creative Thinker, I'm so glad you were able to make it to the open day and you've enjoyed your visit!

Thank you for your great comments and voting up, I really appreciate it, best wishes.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

I love opening day at your garden. The flowers are beautiful.


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

How lovely the flowers are and thank you for the tour of your country garden. My garden started out (as it always does) so pretty but where I live, by the time July comes around and definitely when August arrives, the heat just burns everything up.

I enjoyed your tour - maybe another open house in the fall?


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi SweetiePie, it was great to see you on Open Day, I'm glad you enjoyed the flowers:-)

Thank you for coming and your comments, have a lovely day.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Danette, thank you for joining the tour, what a shame your flowers don't last long in that heat, you are welcome to visit any time!

Now that's an idea, another open day in the fall, I will keep you posted!!

Take care and enjoy your day.


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Loved visiting your garden on this very special "Open Garden Day" I feel very honoured to be here and if you don't mind would like to comment in your visitors book.

Spectacular garden, a credit to the hardworking gardener. Looking forward to visiting again. Signed Fennelseed - Canberra, Australia :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Fennelseed, I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit on Open Garden Day.

We always appreciate the comments and feedback left by our visitors, especially when it's praise and credit to the hardworking gardener!!


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

The flowers are all Strikingly Beautiful, Magnificent!.

I had been to England several years ago living in the south coast (in Devon and in Cornwall). If I were there now I would have certainly made a personal visit to your Beautiful garden.

Wishing you all the Best Wishes.

Kamalesh


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Hi Movie Master, I am here again. Please read my comment posted a second ago. It ended erroneously as 'Wishing you all the Best Wishes'and may please be read as 'Wishing you all the Best".

Anyway this gives me the opportunity to appreciate your Wonderful Garden once again.

Voted Up. Awesome.

God Bless you my friend. Take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Kamalesh, thank you so much for visiting my garden twice this morning.

You have visited a very beautiful part of England, Devon and Cornwall aren't too far away, a personal visit would have been most welcome!

Enjoy your day, take care and my best wishes to you.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hello Movie Master! Oh my I LOVE this hub! The beautiful flowers and the summaries and the information is splendid...this hub made Sunshine smile :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Sunshine, I am so pleased you enjoyed yourself at the Open Day, thank you for visiting and your lovely sunny comments, take care.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

What a lovely tour in your garden! The photos are all wonderful and I especially like the Love in the Mist. That flower is amazingly beautiful! Such a great idea to share your beautiful garden in this way.

Voted up, awesome and beautiful!

Tina


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Tina, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour of my garden, Love in the Mist was the first flower I grew from seed when I was a little girl, from there on I was in love with flowers!

Thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments, they are very much appreciated, take care and see you soon.


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

So, so beautiful! What a fabulous palate of colours and your photography makes it all come alive! Thank you for sharing your Open Day with us.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Shalini, thank you for visiting on Open Day, I'm so pleased you enjoyed my garden and many thanks for your kind comments, best wishes.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Your photos are amazing. I love flowers, the Fushcias are my favourite so delicate.

The cows all peering over the wall brought a giggle, so cute

You have a beautiful home M M

Thank you for the invite to visit


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Rosemay, the weather here is still mild and those fushcias are still flowering!!

The cows, our neighbours are quite the characters!

Many thanks for your lovely comments, I'm glad you were able to join us for open day!

Best wishes MM


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

On this rainy cold day, it was so nice to take a walk through your beautiful garden and a reminder that spring is around the corner..Thank you for a beautiful hub MM.

Love,

Sunnie


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sunnie, Glad you could make it on a cold rainy day, I hope the sunshine and flowers brightened the day for you, enjoy the rest of your day (you are such an early riser!!) love MM


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kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

What a beautful garden. The envy of people like me who live in cities.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi kikalina, thank you, please visit whenever you like!

Many thanks for your comments, have a lovely day, best wishes MM


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

MM, I have to agree with Sunnie, What a beautiful warm hub to discover on such a cold day. Makes me want to hop and on a plane. I'm sure it's beautiful there no matter what time of year it is.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Susan, I'm so pleased to hear a tour round my garden has warmed you up this cold day!

It's always good to see you and many thanks for your comments, enjoy the rest of your day, best wishes MM


Derdriu 4 years ago

Movie Master, What a beautiful, gorgeous, striking, stunning garden you have! Your words are inviting, and your photos are super lovely. You have come up with such a fantastic array of activities to engage in, flowers to visit, and treats to savor. Would you believe that I have been to Europe -- even Iceland -- but never to Cornwall/England/Ireland/Scotland/Wales? Your hub makes me wish even more than ever to correct this lack.

Thank you for sharing, etc.,

Derdriu


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Derdriu, it's always a pleasure to see you, thank you for dropping by and your wonderful comments.

I hope you will get to visit England one day.

Enjoy your day, best wishes MM


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I cannot believe I missed this treat. Your garden is filled with the luxury of beauty. What a peaceful, bountiful setting.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mike, I'm so pleased you were able to make it to Open Day, I hope you have enjoyed your day, it's always good to see you, take care MM


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

How nice to leave behind the cold dreariness of my own surroundings and tour your garden, vicariously enjoying your colorful flowers, veggies and--oh, wonder of wonders--

The Retreat. M-m-m-m-m-m.....Lovely! You live in a heavenly place. Thanks for the invitation. JAYE


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Jaye, thank you for visiting us on open day, glad you enjoyed the tour!

We are very proud of our 'Retreat' we renovated this building - it used to be a pigsty!

Many thanks for your comments, Merry Christmas, best wishes MM


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

I couldn't find your cell phone hub but I certainly enjoyed this!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Pollyannalana, the hub is called 'the addiction of the 21st Century' - thanks for looking and ending up here though!

And I'm glad you enjoyed reading, best wishes and take care Lesley


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

The notice of Pollyannalana's comment brought me back for another stroll through your garden. Hope all is well.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mike, it's good to have your company - make yourself at home in the 'retreat' the kettle is on, we'll share a cream tea and have a good old chat!


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brakel2 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I enjoyed the colorful flowers and the accompanying descriptions. It must take hours to care for all the growing things in your garden. If you are lucky, someone may be helping you. No, I imagine you taking care of everything. You take such realistic photos that make me wonder about your camera. They say the IPhone has one of the greatest cameras, but I do not believe it. Everything has become point and shoot, but I still like the one I bought for my camera class where everything is adjusted manually. Good luck with your garden and photography.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi brake12, thank you for visiting my garden.

I have a passion for gardening and also photography - so I spend most of my time in the garden!

I use a Panasonic Lumix camera and am pleased with the results.

Many thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

Not feeling too well today, so the stroll through your garden lifted my spirits. Utterly delightful. Oh dear I just came from a visit with Maude and that wasn't meant to be a pun. (Well maybe it was:)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tirelesstraveler, I'm so pleased you found your way here after visiting Maude and have enjoyed your stroll through my garden, it's always good to see you, hope you enjoy the rest of your day, take care and best wishes Lesley


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Now this is Paradise... I can see there is still so much for me to visit in your beautiful neighborhood, Lesley.

Voted UP and very Beautiful. Hugs, Maria


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Maria, thank you for visiting my garden on open day - it's always great to have your company!

And thanks for the votes and hugs too, enjoy the rest of your day!

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