Petersham Nurseries enjoying the sunshine today. Filling up with plants, happily, with more to come especially if this good weather keeps up.
There is an excellent collection Old Roses, and rarities amongst them too (I should know! The rose selection is a real treat and while I think I know a lot about roses, I’m being kept on my toes with plenty of reading to do on the varieties I hadn’t come across before). There is a respectable selection from David Austin including quite a few Standards. So many roses tantalisingly close to flower, coming into bud on account of the early start to Spring. Bengal Beauty was the first to flower – lots of competition for the next in bloom.
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Just around the bend from the Nursery – this enticing view into the back of a rather gracious residence –
The late afternoon sun illuminating the tree canopy, with just-emerging leaves, on my cycle down past Ham House
On Ham Common –
This beautiful little house sits right on Ham Common and is a diminutive piece of architecture, though much-added-on at the back. A delightful, neat front garden and wisteria looking wonderful across the whole brick frontage.
Other example of Wisteria elsewhere on the Common, in the gallery below. Lilac against cream-painted render, and one house with both blue and white forms (if you peer over the wall). Lastly, a simple cottage with a pretty front garden, with a style complimenting house and garden perfectly.