SISSINGHURST IN SPRING
It's a bright sunny day today, with just a sprinkle of snow on the ground. From indoors it looks so enticing, but the Easterly wind is bitterly cold, so bitter that the temperature outdoors feels like -5C. The garden has just stood still this week, and the gardener has curled up in the warm looking through old photographs and dreaming of better things to come.
So this week's post is about Sissinghurst - my favourite garden, and perhaps yours too. I took these photos in early April 2017, when we stayed for a week in the cottage in the garden itself. The garden looked stunning; not only due to the skilled work of the gardeners there, but also because the weather, which had been rather cold, warmed up and the Spring flowers arrived in a great crescendo.
1. The Cottage Garden
Tulips are added to the mix in this border below. I intended to have a go at emulating this and, now I've found the photo again, I've got no excuse. Just to give you some idea of the amount of work the gardeners put in to maintaining this display, additional tulips are grown individually in pots, and are planted out once earlier varieties have finished flowering.
2. The Lime Walk
Each little composition is lovely, but this was a particular favourite of mine.