Sunday, 19 June 2011
On Saturday we braved the weather and set off for Wisley, having decided to spend the weekend garden visiting as part of my 40th birthday celebrations. We managed to dodge the showers, resorting to lurking in the glasshouse for rather longer than usual as the heavens opened. When we ventured back outside, the storm clouds added drama to the planting around the glasshouse:
Here are some other pleasing views from Wisley this weekend:
The rose garden (above) was looking gorgeous, but the new rose garden is not open until 1st July. You can already walk along the main pathway but not through the planting.
Here's a preview...
Thursday, 9 June 2011
I don't mean to blow my own trumpet, but I think my garden is looking pretty good at the moment. Things seem to be coming to a crescendo, which is good because I'm having a party on Sunday to celebrate a certain birthday, rhyming with naughty! Only problem is, rain is forecast! And if it does rain, sorry guests but you are still going to be marched out into the garden to have a look around! I haven't toiled in every spare moment for my endeavours to go unnoticed! But for those of you not invited, and for that many apologies, here are a few pics:
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Braving the rain this afternoon we headed just five miles up the road to the village of Rodmell, which had 26 gardens open for charity today. The rain sadly kept some people away, but not us! It was rather lovely to walk in the rain, it's so long since we've had any decent precipitation. Some of the gardens prompted me to get the camera out, of course.
This garden had beautiful views over the rolling countryside.
Many of the gardens had gorgeous displays of roses.
This attractive tree is a Portuguese Laurel.
I loved this arrangement of herbs in pots:
Monk's House (National Trust), former home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, was also open today.