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Lady Jean 07-14-2006 07:09 PM

Highgrove
 
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...dhskpgPOST.jpg A look inside Highgrove, 1982
Tim Graham, in Good Housekeeping magazine.

umbrellagirl 07-14-2006 10:24 PM

What a lovely photo, and what a comfortable-looking room. It's too bad that Diana was never able to feel at home at Highgrove, what with Camilla so "conveniently" nearby.

Skydragon 03-02-2007 08:32 AM

Highgrove
 
PRINCE CHARLES AT HIGHGROVE

In the first of three exclusive extracts from his new book, HRH The Prince of Wales reveals what led him to garden organically at Highgrove,

hornsen 03-02-2007 09:43 AM

Thank you, Skydragon. I´m looking forward to the next stories about Clarence House and Birkhall (and more lovely pics of TRH :rolleyes: ). Hope I can get soon this book in Gemany.

selrahc4 03-03-2007 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Skydragon
PRINCE CHARLES AT HIGHGROVE

In the first of three exclusive extracts from his new book, HRH The Prince of Wales reveals what led him to garden organically at Highgrove,

The photo of the two of them sitting on the bench is just great! I don't know if I've ever seen one I like better. They so look like they belong together.

AuroraB 03-03-2007 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by hornsen
Thank you, Skydragon. I´m looking forward to the next stories about Clarence House and Birkhall (and more lovely pics of TRH :rolleyes: ). Hope I can get soon this book in Gemany.

If you don't want to wait, you can order it from the Telegraph at the cost of 20 pounds. That's what I did, one for me and another for my sister's birthday. She's the gardener, not me, but then I'm the avid reader. :flowers:

scooter 03-04-2007 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Skydragon
PRINCE CHARLES AT HIGHGROVE

In the first of three exclusive extracts from his new book, HRH The Prince of Wales reveals what led him to garden organically at Highgrove,

There is a fabulous book titled 'The Garden at Highgrove' written by PoW and Candida Lycett Green. Abeautiful book sbout a beautiful garden. I have borrowed several ideas from it for my garden.

AuroraB 03-06-2007 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by milla Ca
HRH writes a new book on organic gardening

The Prince of Wales - HRH writes a new book on organic gardening

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What a nice pic!:flowers:

I love the bench. A perfect place to sit and read his new book when it arrives, along with a Long Island ice tea. Maybe the snow will be gone by then (just a little wishful thinking on my part). :wub:

hornsen 03-10-2007 07:20 PM

Half an acre of memories and fresh ideas | Garden Tours | Gardening | Telegraph


Whereas Highgrove is a garden entirely of the Prince's own devising, both Clarence House in London and Birkhall in Scotland are gardens that previously belonged to his grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth.

Avalon 03-28-2007 05:32 AM

Charles takes to the wild

Prince Charles was due to visit an ambitious plan to create a wetland of more than 9,000 acres in the region today (Tuesday, 27 March).
The Great Fen Project involves connecting the Woodwalton Fen and Holme Fen national nature reserves to recreate the type of fen landscape that would have existed hun-dreds of years ago.

More pictures of the Prince's yesterday's activitires.
Gallery of pictures from getty and Gallery of pictures from ISIFA

AuroraB 03-30-2007 04:06 PM

On a much happier and relaxing note, I received my copy of The Elements of Organic Gardening a couple of days ago. The photographs are wonderful. I was amazed to see how many different gardens there are at Highgrove. All you need is a cup of tea and comfortable seating to thoroughly enjoy this book. :flowers: :flowers:

Skydragon 08-12-2007 05:08 AM

Prince Charles has enhanced his status as a rural property magnate by spending more than £2million on farmhouses adjoining his Highgrove country estate.

How Prince Charles became the king of property by paying £2m for neighbours' farms | News | This is London

WindsorIII 08-12-2007 08:17 AM

Charles is UK's new property magnate
12 Aug, 2007, 1328 hrs IST, PTI

LONDON: Prince Charles has enhanced his status as a rural property magnate by purchasing two farmhouses adjoining his Highgrove country estate in Tetbury, 150 kms from here, for over two million pounds.

The purchases of the two farmhouses -- Close Farm for 1.4 million pounds and Barley Court for 825,000 pounds -- east of his classical Georgian home in Tetbury have been disclosed on land registry documents, the 'Daily Mail' reported on Sunday.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/2275169.cms

susan alicia 08-15-2007 10:42 AM

Cedar of Lebanon at Highgrove
 
Two judges and an ugly libel battle | the Daily Mail

Tree tears for Charles


For the best part of three decades it has been the most constant figure in his life. Cherished, stroked and frequently spoken to, it is said to be why it was love at first sight when Prince Charles saw Highgrove.
Sadly, the magnificent cedar of Lebanon outside the Prince of Wales' back door has died. And as his gardeners prepare to lop off the arching branches of the beautiful 200-year-old tree, Charles is inconsolable.
"On sunny days he loved to sit beneath it conducting meetings in dark glasses," says an aide. "It was his favourite place for relaxing, too.'
Visitors to Highgrove have been given the sad news about the tree's death by head gardener David Howard, who helps conduct tours of the pesticide-free grounds.
"It's always been the dominant feature," a sad Howard told one group. "It's one of the reasons why the Prince of Wales bought Highgrove in 1980. When it's gone, it will create a huge void." He added: "It's had a good life." Clarence House says: "Sadly, the majestic cedar of Lebanon at Highgrove has died. The gardeners are planning to make it safe by cutting down a number of the bigger branches as soon as possible. No firm decision has been taken as to what to replace it with."

milla Ca 08-15-2007 02:17 PM

Thank you for posting the article susan alicia.:flowers:
Really sad to hear that this beautiful tree has died. Cedars of Lebanon are wonderful trees and the big tree in front of the house made Highgrove very special.:neutral:

CasiraghiTrio 08-16-2007 12:49 AM

It's amazing the tree was 200 years old, but it's strange to me that it has just died. Why? The Highgrove gardens are so famous for meticulous care, love, and beauty. What happened? I am not educated in horticulture or whatever it is called about trees, but I always thought that a tree could live for ages with the best care, and this is Highgrove, probably one of the best cared for gardens in the world. :confused::huh:

Skydragon 08-16-2007 05:41 AM

Tree's are like people, some simply die. Conifers can be affected by disease, too much water, too little water, too much of anything at the wrong time in it's life cycle. It is sad, but not the end of the world. Perhaps they will plant a lovely English Oak in it's place.

The study/care etc of trees is called Arboriculture

Skydragon 08-23-2007 04:55 AM

The Garden at Highgrove
 
RUNNING an organic garden as elaborate as Highgrove is a complex and costly proposition — not a problem, of course, for Prince Charles — but many of the tips that he offers in the new book, “The Elements of Organic Gardening,” written with Stephanie Donaldson, are surprisingly simple.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/23/garden/23hbox.html

milla Ca 08-23-2007 05:15 AM

Thank you for posting the article, Skydragon!:flowers:

Here is a second one from the New York Times:

Organic looks easy, if you´ve got a Royal stuff

Ordinary people don´t get invited to Highgrove much. Like many things associated with British Royals, the place is extremely private.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/23/ga...tml?ref=garden
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It´s good to see the growing interest for the work of the ´green Prince´, specially in the US.

Avalon 08-23-2007 05:40 AM

I found both articles from New York Times very interesting (thanks Skydragon & mila Ca!). The tips are indeed very easy and managable.

One more thing I learnt from the articles:
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“Organic” is never out of the picture at Highgrove. The tone is set at the entrance by signs reading “Beware, you are now entering an old-fashioned establishment” and “This is a G.M.O.- free zone,” referring to genetically modified organisms.
I never knew about those signs, but I love them! :biggrin:


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