Friday, 16 June 2017

Roses...what beauties! ;-)

I have to admit that I've become a bit of a rose addict!

I've never grown that many but now I'm becoming more and more

 in love with them!

This is Kew Rambler and I think it might just be my favourite rose in the garden

right now...or is it? ;-)

It is so difficult to choose!

This one, above, is Wedding Day.

It's rather lovely as it begins life with almost apricot coloured buds

which open to give creamy yellow blooms, turning to white.

It's so very fragrant.

I bought, 'New Dawn' recently and it is beautiful...

This one is my newest rose... enter...Giggles!!

It makes me laugh; it's so full of fun!

I do believe that Albertine (above) is a must for any garden. As is...

Golden Showers just goes on and on..and on!

American Pillar seems to be weaving its way through the trees in our garden.

I just allow it to do its own thing, as they say!

 Mortimer Sackler, I've just planted against a new's beautiful too.

This little rose I found in Asda...just crying out to be bought and nurtured!

I've no idea of its name.

If you have a favourite rose, then do comment! ;-)

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Dartington Hall Gardens.

Just over a week ago, we ventured to Dartington Hall Gardens.

And a delightful trip it was too!

If I ever had the chance to study somewhere, I'd choose here! 

My dream would be to have a room overlooking the fine courtyard

and be a student, forever.

It was a beautiful day and we wandered to our hearts' content!

The photos speak for themselves.

This wonderful setting appeals to one's senses.

The sights are stunning!

There is a constant noise of birdsong!

The smells are rich and sweetly perfumed.

You can touch the beautiful barks of the trees.

And you might not be able to taste much but you

certainly gain a real taste for nature!

As for the sense of feeling...oh my!

It is hard to describe it but I came away feeling that

a trip here really helped to put things into perspective.

When we reached here, we had a treat...a Treecreeper was flitting around

 as well as creeping about.

What a delight and ...all for free.

To the families and the Darlington Trust who have cared for and nurtured these beautiful gardens,

I think they are owed a huge thank you. 

I loved this trip.

It cost nothing to go into the gardens...just a small parking fee...

and a donation at the main gate if you feel that you'd like to do so.

I'd say that was a jolly good bargain!