Morning all We escaped the frost My wisteria flower buds survive another day (stressful business this gardening lark ).
Got away from work early-ish yesterday so we had time for a quick 6 mile trot round some bluebell woods on the South Downs. Absolutely beautiful. Never realised just how strong their scent was, or just how blue the native ones could be. By the end of it I'd forgotten I'd even been back to work
But now I've remembered
Feeling sooooo excited for LilyP - enjoy
Lovely autumn colours against the deep blue sky Pat. And beautiful bluebells Scroggin
The HRH cloud made me go a bit teary too - but what a lovely, comforting thing to see
Although I hate it when the alarm goes off, I do enjoy the quiet me-time first thing in the morning. Just going for a quick potter in the GH and then better get a wiggle on
Looking forward to seeing the autumn colours Oz-style
Alarm was a bit of a shock to the system this morning Looks chilly out there, but no white tinge. Although they are saying tomorrow will be colder .
The intention is to leave work pronto this evening so that we have time for a walk in the bluebell woods - lets see how that works out
And finally, the White Garden
Fantastic garden - well worth a visit if you're down this way
Best stumpery I've ever seen
The Collector Earl's garden has been on my wishlist for years ....it did not disappoint
Since Easter marks the start of lots of garden openings, thought it was time for a thread to share our trips.
We made an impromptu visit to the Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle today
Mr C uses steel reinforcing bars when he makes garden structures (obelisks etc) for me. He also welds little steel balls on the end (35p each) to make different length plant stakes. Some are left rusty, some are painted black with Hammerite - depends whether I'm aiming for the smart or rustic look
Made a last minute decision to drive down to Arundel for their tulip festival. Amazing . Had been wanting to visit the Collector Earl's garden for years - and it was just beautiful. Will start a 2017 garden visitng thread in a bit.