Next we went to see
Scotney Castle with its vast garden and old Castle.
The old Castle is very picturesque, featuring the ruins of a medieval moated manor house – it is on an island on a small lake. The lake is surrounded by sloping gardens with a wonderful collection of Rhodoendrons, Azaleas, Wisterias and Roses.
I have never seen so many blooming Rhododendrons together, it was the perfect time to visit.
There is nothing quite like the pleasure you get from plants and flowers,
they certainly cheer you up.
With the weather so beautiful,
we went to some outings with gardens.
Let me take you with me to enjoy.
First we visited
Sissinghurst Castle in Kent with its garden.
What a beautiful sight it was, in glorious sunshine when
everything was in full bloom.
Beautiful White Wisteria
~ I smile like a flower
not only with my lips
but with my whole being.
After a cold May with rain, hail, storms and the odd ray of sunshine
the weather realises that is is nearly June and needs to be warmer.
For the last 2 days it has been warmer and
flowers, bushes all really start to bloom.
I love it.
Lilac is in full bloom and smelling amazing.
These are my amazing finds during a walk in a park.
Can you smell that amazing Lilac?
The earth laughs in flowers
to quote Ralph Waldo Emerson
my favourite garden has been closed due to the circumstances.
I miss going there so much.
They have now re -opened with limited visitors going in
and you have to book a time slot.
Unfortunately I have to take the train to get there and
I am not quite prepared to do that just yet.
So I went through my pictures from previous visits
and enjoyed a stroll through.
Here is what I found:
(pictures previously not published, taken by me in Kew Gardens)
… it does say Red Dragon….. 🙂
and something smelly
Yes, it was really smelly. What an amazing plant.
Hope you enjoyed my little walk through time, colours and the garden.
Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Pictures are from visits during the last 2 years.
Kew Gardens is closed.
So I look around and
I found my own ‘Kew’ Gardens right here:
When you enter you find beautiful colours and shapes:
Following through there is the palm garden with
3 different palm ‘trees’
Continuing the path you see different greens
Then we come to the Bonsai Trees Section, there is a Chestnut and a Maw Bonsai in the making.
And finally to the Alpine house, where we find this:
I hope you enjoyed the tour through Ute’s Kew.
Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend!
Keep the distance and stay healthy!
All pictures taken by me in my garden.
Click on the individual pictures to enlarge.
as you might have heard in the news
was extremely stormy as Ciara swept through.
There was so much rain with it,
hitting the windows.
The garden needs a good tidy up now,
as ornaments fell off,
some pots tipped, some broken,
the bench cover flew off,
I managed to get it in time to take inside.
The cat didn’t even attempt to go out.
Once the rain and storm dies down I shall rescue everything.
Still the small little flowers braved it all and stand proudly in the pot.
You have to stand firm,
Like a mountain…
If you want to achieve,
No matter what comes,
Face it… Maitree Tailor