NOT THE OPEN GARDENS
This weekend should have been our village open gardens, which we hold every other year. For obvious reasons it was cancelled, but to mark the event, this week's Six on Saturday is a virtual open gardens. So pour yourself a cup of tea, munch on your favourite cake and pretend the sun is shining bright as you wander round the garden.
1. The Rose Garden
The roses are smelling wonderful, and I've been out to dead head them so they are looking their best.
Compassion is flowering so profusely, the arch is looking slightly overwhelmed.
2. The Long Border
The Long Border is starting to fill up. There are some dark red hollyhocks at the back and the first of the dahlias started flowering yesterday. Scarlet Lychnis and Crocosmia add fiery reds.
Cooler colours dominate at the other end of the border. The lilies, nearest the camera, are looking lovely just now.
3. The Knot Garden
Up in the Knot garden, the iris and lupins have finished flowering I'm afraid.
4. The Woodland Walk
The Hostas are nice and leafy and the Hydrangeas are just starting to flower. Nice to get into the shade and escape from the sun for a bit (as if....)
5. The Potager
Herbs on the left, onions on the right and beans in the middle. Raspberries were fruiting well, but are making an escape bid and need hacking back.
6. The Front Garden
It's the end of the tour, so rest a while on one of the benches and watch the horses in the field and the squirrels chasing each other up and down the Scots Pine.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed it. It was a shame you weren't here earlier in the week when the Red Arrows were practising nearby. It was very exciting to hear the roar of engines and suddenly see them swoop down over the tree tops.
More Six on Saturday fun can be had by visiting The Propagator.