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Friday, 10 June 2011

part two: at Carmichael Mill

  primulasIn the garden grassy paths wandered through a long section of woodland along the river side.  The owners tend to plant flowers, allow them to seed where they like, acquilegias and if they themselves don’t like where the self seeded plants have grown, they lift them and plant them where they do want them!  SPC EH birds carmichael mill 087

 

As a result they have a beautifully wild, but controlled, garden, incorporating the bridges, streams and sluice gates around the mill. 

 aliums I just couldn’t stop taking photos – as usual.  These are just some!blue poppies

 

blue flowers I’m not sure what these blue flowers are, but they are so pretty. Below is a variety of euphorbia.euphorbia

 

 

 

hawthorn

 

and this is a particularly stunning hawthorn tree.poppy

 

This Welsh poppy’s petals looked like crushed tissue paper.  These grow like weeds in my garden!rhoddy   weigela

 

 

 

 

 ……and what about the swans nesting by the river?SPC EH birds carmichael mill 102  male swan  

 

 

 

 

Aren’t they beautiful! carmichael nesting swans

Talk again soon.

1 comment:

Polly said...

Oh, Evee, these pictures are so beautiful! They have such a peaceful quality about them. I enjoyed them very, very much and I thank you for sharing them.