Nymans, pure Romance …

  After dropping my Sister- and Mother- in law off at Gatwick Airport, a short drive down the M23 to Nymans, a National Trust Property of great charm. Romantic ruins, beautiful gardens, far reaching views across woodland and downs, formal gardens and naturalistic, some tragedy, some infamy, quite a lot of beauty. Sadly too early…

Roses all the way – a veritable photographic encyclopedia of these beauties … (Part One)

Between the rain showers yesterday, a tour around the two rose gardens at RHS Wisley - these are all from the first, the Jubilee Rose Garden, which features roses planted among roses and more roses (no herbaceous planting here, not allowed at all). The next gallery will feature the planting in the Bowes Lyon Rose…

Bengal Beauty – A First Class Rose with First Prize for the First Flowers of the Year…

The China rose - Bengal Beauty - or Bengal Crimson - the first Old Roses to flower at Petersham - the first of any of them by a country mile! A deep cherry-red - large sumptiously-coloured single blooms, with a stretch and a twist, set against deep green, purple-flushed foliage. And set to flower continuously…