A trip to a garden centre will always give you a chance to see colourful flowers, and Otter Nurseries quite close to me, is a lovely one to visit. Outside, their displays are full of planting ideas for all seasons, with perennials, bulbs, trees and veggie plants on offer. I liked these.
Gentian, such lovely blue
Chrysanths flower prolifically
A grassy shelter
Yellow coneflowers/ echinacea
And inside the huge greenhouse, some exotics.
Young olive trees
New Guinea Impatiens
Much more affordable and able to withstand the English climate are these dear little Violas.
These are my favourite colours
But they are all lovely
If you have loads of money and space,
You could treat yourself to one of these, But I’ll have to just enjoy looking around! Do you have a favourite plant centre?
The garden at Sissinghurst, in Kent was created in the 1930’s by Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold Nicolson. Now a National Trust property, it is looked after by a large team of gardeners and is divided into ‘rooms’, each with a different style, planting scheme colour theme. Here are some photos, I have masses of flower shots but for now I’ll show you general views of the garden.
Sissinghurst was beautiful, it totally lived up to my expectations. There were a good few plants I’ve rarely or never seen, and many dark purple flowers which are my favourites. It was the last day of my holiday and I was suffering from garden burn out, they were all running into one, but I hope you like this little glimpse.
It took me a while to think of an answer to this weeks photo challenge, I kept going back to this pic that I took on Saturday at Penshurst Place in Kent. Eventually I got it, the ‘extra’ isn’t an object, but rather the dreamlike quality of the image, what do you think?
Have you missed me a little? I guess not, but since last weekend when Christine and Stuart were over from Dadirri, I’ve been away for a few days. I’ve taken around a thousand photos and these are the first few I will show you.
Entrances, doors and thresholds, they always fascinate me and I know I’m not alone. The gallery has pictures from Kent and Sussex, mainly National Trust properties, I hope you enjoy them, click for a bigger view.
Today I went to one of my favourite gardens. In fact I believe it is one of England’s loveliest, so wonderful that I plan to return really soon! I’ve posted about it before, so I won’t say anymore now, I’ll just let the flowers speak. Click for a bigger view.