Saturday, 27 June 2015

RHS Rosemoor ...stunning! ;-)

Judged by the panel at Sal's Snippets ...first prize for the loveliest place to visit

in Devon this summer....

RHS Rosemoor

I'll let the pictures do the talking!

This little alpine house was full of delights.

You simply can't beat this beautiful garden for colour, form, shape...and surprises!

Luckily, it was  'Roses weekend'

On we walked...

It might have been 'Roses weekend' but the Foxgloves weren't giving up the battle

to win a place in my heart and, coming up behind them, there were so many

other contenders!

We took Nich and Lizzie with us and they wandered to their hearts content... they disappeared into the distance, I was hoping that they'd gain

 much inspiration for their new garden!

Meanwhile, I was on a mission...Poppy hunting!

(Amongst other things!)

Rosemoor, for me, is one big box of delights.

Here's my other half...desperate to put a pond into our garden...

he's looking for ideas, I bet!

I loved this combination of Foxgloves and Sweet Peas...

And the wild flower meadows have a certain charm of their own.

Give me a rickety old fence and a load of Foxgloves... any day!

Off to the kitchen garden...

Thank goodness there's a place to stop, for sustenance:

Lady Anne's House.

And then the walk back again...

Returning to the alpine house...

Many thanks to my wonderful chauffeur and companion...


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Transformations! ;-)

I now have grass...and what's more, it's been to the barbers and had its first cut!

It's amazing how things in a garden can change so very quickly!

This is rapidly becoming one of my favourite spots in the garden!

The  Sweet Peas are coming on nicely, climbing up their appropriate

 twiggy pea sticks; hopefully they will soon reach the trellis.

Even though they've taken their time, I'm pretty confident that

there will be quite a show this summer!

The Hollyhocks are looking pretty good too and the three roses,

which I chose for this lovely place, are also performing well!;-)

Let's return in July to see further progress!

But here's a reminder of only 8 weeks ago:


Even I am gobsmacked at the transformation in my front garden!

What a gorgeous scene now meets the eye!!

Which was once :

Thank you, Mr Snippets for all your hard work.

I certainly couldn't have done it without you!