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Hertfordshire Hardy Plant Society Trip August 2012


It was an appallingly hot day and the flowers were all wilting, so not the best day for photography:  Foggy Bottom was the coolest area and produced the best snaps.   Thomas and friends were on view.

Thomas the tank engine and the fat controller

Verbena bonariensis

Sunflowers and agapanthus

Monarda 'Garden View Scarlet'

Sylphium trifoliatum

Sedum telephium 'Xenox'

Cardunculus cynara

Robinia pseudoacacia frisia 

Gentiana asclepiadea

Lilium lancifolium Forrest form

Helenium 'Flammendes Kathchen'

Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem'

Kniphofia 'Penny Rockets'

Crocosmia 'Spitfire'

Leucojum autumnale

Penstemon 'Alice Hindley'

Foggy Bottom in the midday sun

Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory'

Foggy Bottom

Harmonious planting

Ecinacea purpurea

Collecting lunch

We enjoyed a visit to the Railway Museum

Postal van


Traction engine

Fire engine

The 'Alan Bloom' engine


No: 5865 Kriegslok (war machine) 2.10.0 built in Germany in 1938 - aka 'Tilbury tank' that ran, at one time, on the London Tilbury & Southend railway 
Beyer Peacock & Co Ltd
 Bever-Garratt Locomotive
 made in Manchester 1937

The first type of Great Northern Railway Ivatt Atlantic, which was steamed in the 70's

Another one of the Rev Audrey's engines on the left, but I don't know which one

Sundown, the home of Liz Bloom was a wonderfully kept and planted garden where we enjoyed a restorative cup of tea.

The Argemone albiflora on the left was in the border at The Plantsman's Preference Nursery run by Tim Fuller where we enjoyed some retail therapy.