Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:35
Evening all - home from our day out at Houghton Hall - wonderful paintings by Rembrandt, Velasquez, Murillo, Poussin, Frans Hals and a wonderful flower painting by Jan van Huysum amongst many others.
A very good lunch followed, then we wandered through the wonderful walled garden - the weather was wonderful, the scent of the roses, honeysuckle and lavender filled the air, and I've never seen as many bumble bees as I saw today on one bed of lavender.
There were some very healthy looking plants for sale, and I fell for a gorgeous hemerocallis Summer Wine a lovely soft pinky-purple. However the chap who should've been taking the money was busy helping a chap transfer from a wheelchair to an electric buggy so he could get about a bit better on the gravel - in the time it took him to deal with that, I was seduced by a Sedum Spectabile - I think it's Autumn Joy.
Now where on earth am I going to put that hemerocallis? The sedum can stay in its pot on the terrace until I've got the new bed in the front garden dug -should be ready for planting by next spring - but can I find a spot in the sunnier end of The Shady Bank for Summer Wine?