Posted: 05/06/2014 at 17:30
Two very busy days. Yesterday wet morning at Longstock water gardens, voted the best water gardens in the world by the Waterlily Society and easy to see why. Only the native yellow one in flower for us but oh the edging plants were superb. Great inspiration for my new bog garden I am creating. Then the sun came out and we arrived at Mottisfont Abbey for lunch and to be bowled over by the scent from the roses, peonies, carnations and more lovely irises including an almost black one and a lovely bright yellow and purple one. Today I had a two and a half hour session with a reporter and photographer from Amateur Gardenng Magazine for an article in the autumn about Mr. Fothergills Nation of Gardeners trials. Modelling is a tiring business! But the sun shone in the afternoon and I sat ou in the garden with my "new " book from the second hand book shop at Mottisfont abbey called " the Naturalist's Garden" Bliss.