I’m flitting (blogwise) between home and Yorkshire now. I still have lots to tell you about visits we made in Yorkshire, but being home again means there are things going on here too. Today I will just show you photos of flowers as the owner of the garden we went to see with U3A garden group didn’t want photos of the house published on the internet. I’m not even going to tell you its name, but I will show you the flower photos I took.
We had a tour with the head gardener who explained the evolution of the garden over the years since the present owners bought the house and land. It is still a work in progress and it will be interesting to return at some later date just to look out for the changes.
I am not even going to attempt to remember the names of most of the flowers, like this one with its 3-petalled blue flower. I did ask someone and they told me but it has completely gone out of my head again.
Crumbs! I know this one! It’s on the tip of my tongue too but I just can’t remember it! Beautiful though, isn’t it!
This one is a scabious! I used to have these in my last garden. I had some pale pink ones too. I love the blues of this scabious.
…as was this bed of herbaceous plants. Why can I never get my flowerbeds to look as beautiful as these? I guess I need a head gardener myself!
And are these related to the nettles, I wonder? I’m sure they must be. They look so like the dead nettle the one with the white flowers and no sting when you touch it!
Two photos here! First – spot the bumble bee?
Picture 2 has him making his way down to the next bell!
This is such a delicate pink climbing rose. These and the creamy white ones were doing well after all the rain we’ve had lately. Are these actually roses? The leaves on the right really don’t look like rose leaves. Anyway, they are still really pretty.
Apparently hydrangeas like this pink one (right) or even the blue or white ones don’t grow well in Peebles. I have no idea why, but obviously the soil isn’t the right ph! This one was doing well at “bhd” (which is how I’ve labelled the garden.)
I love these (left). Again, their name escapes me. I think it’s a sea holly and its name begins with E. Er….Eryngium! That’s it! Got there! Below is my last photo from the bhd garden, a tree this time – the sweet chestnut, with its beautifully glossy leaves.
Oh and I forgot the photo of the group of tiny little fungi that were growing near the garden swing! They are only about an inch tall – 2.5 centimetres.
Agapanthus! The blue flower near the top! It just came to me! It’s an agapanthus!
I’ll just finish off with a view FROM the garden. There’s a bit of the English cathedral look about the church in the distance, isn’t there?
Talk again soon.