Sunday, 30 May 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Last week I was fortunate in visiting Leonardslea Gardens, in Sussex. These three pictures show part of the rockery area.
It is so unfortunate that the gardens will close to the public at the end of June, as they have been purchased by an international business man.
The gardens are ablaze of colour at this time of year, from Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Bluebells as well as the vast range of greens in the fresh foliage on the magnificant trees.
I will publish more lovely photo's, taken in the gardens, tomorrow.
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Our visit to the Imperial War Museum proved to be very enjoyable and informative. This was a great improvement on our visit to the War Museum at Chelsea last Friday.
This tank was identified as 'Monty's Tank'
The Spitfires were very much in evidence. It gave a proud feeling to see them again.
There was much more information here, about the Korean War, than we had seen in last week's poor display.
An enjoyable extra was the Beetroot and Chocolate cake on sale in the cafe. I strongly recommend it to you.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
Success! I planted a Tree peony in the garden a few years ago. Since then it has had numerous mishaps from being trampled down by foxes to being bitten by frost. This year we have a success story, as shown in this photograph.
There are three pale pink blooms similar to this one, no wonder they say gardeners need patience!! It's been worth waiting for.
Monday, 10 May 2010
Recently Dennis removed a huge conifer from part of the garden. The ground was very barren so we applied fertiliser, soil improver and multipurpose compost in order to re-vitalise the ground.
During the weekend I have planted out the Lewisias and added three pots of succulents, as well as putting two small evergreen shrubs at the back of the bed. Now I'm hoping the foxes leave them to seettle in and bloom.
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
Sunday, 2 May 2010
It was a pleasure to re-visit Fountains Abbey after being away from Yorkshire for many years.
The weather was beautiful and we walked miles through the Abbey grounds, taking photographs as we went. I have one in particular I hope to use as an idea for a water-colour painting.