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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Garden Centres

merry hatton smeaton 051 Linda and I both enjoy browsing around garden centres even if we don’t need any plants for our gardens, and of course if there’s a good cafe…. well that’s even better.  We have our favourites, and last week we headed off to Merryhatton and Smeaton’s in East Lothian.  I’m just going to show you some of the flowers we looked at.  Again, there are lots I don’t know the names of, so just enjoy them.mh 4 mh2

 

 

 

 

mh begonias

 I know these are dahlias, left, and the yellow blossoms are laburnum.  This tree was amazing! sm laburnum

 

 

 

 

mh ceanothus

 

 Linda has a ceanothus in her garden that looks fabulous, but I think this one even beats her one!

smeaton hawthorn2

This hawthorn – or may is gorgeous!

smeaton flowers

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smeaton lilac

smeaton weigelia

I have a weigelia in my garden, but it’s not a variegated one like this one on the left.  I was tempted, but I don’t think I have room for it.  Love the lilac too, but I want a white one!

I like the climbing hydrangea too, and the rhododendrons.

smeaton roddies

smeaton climb hydrangea

 

 

 

 

 

mh edelweiss

Cue for a song perhaps?   “E….delweiss, e….delweiss…”smeaton clematis

There  were lots of different clematis varieties. The one on the right was rather lovely.  I wish I had written down names.smeaton greenhouses 

Smeaton’s garden centre is situated in the walled garden of a big estate, and I expect these old greenhouses date back some time.  Still functional though!smeaton garden centre2

I think I resisted all temptation to buy - that day at least. 

Talk again soon.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The lemon-coloured daisy is particularly pretty, it was a favourite of my mother's. Beautiful pictures, thankyou.
[Valerie, NZ]

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Thanks, Valerie. I love daisy type flowers too. I love to see a lawn or a meadow covered in daisies!!!

Peggy Ann said...

I love the ceanothus the best. I have never seen that. Gorgeous pics!

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Don't know where my answer went, Peggy. I did reply! Anyway, yes, the ceanothus is beautiful. We have a lot of them about here. Thanks for your appreciation of my photos!

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Don't know where my answer went, Peggy. I did reply! Anyway, yes, the ceanothus is beautiful. We have a lot of them about here. Thanks for your appreciation of my photos!