A Grand Day Out – Loseley House & Gardens – Within the Walled Garden, a Rose Garden, Flower Garden, White Garden, Herb and Edible Garden, and then a Moat, Tudor House, Parkland ….

Thank goodness for that - only having lived within striking distance of this Tudor House, Walled Garden and Parkland just down the A3 between Guildford and Godalming - for nigh on 19 years - we got there! And we were not disappointed. This is a busy estate and a very busy wedding venue - so…

Poppy

We shouldn't be seeing poppies at this time of year - though with mild winters and Indian Summers, some of the nature's timing can be off. These I suspect came into the Nursery from Covent Garden Flower Market. I'm smitten regardless of seasonal-correctness. The white poppy had just been teased out of its pod and…

Poppies, a half Marathon, more from the Burkwood Brothers, Petersham Nurseries, Thug the Cat… random pictures from a chill Spring day

Thoughts turn to summer…

This semi-circular border was planted (on bare soil) in April and May 2012 and photographed at the end of July. Plenty of rain helped it quickly establish - the addition of annual cosmos and verbena bonariensis, creating a fuller, more mature feel this early on. Roses are set to take centre stage in the coming…