We went away on a short vacation to England and Scotland. I have been in London once for an exhibition in the Tate Gallery some years ago but I never visited England and Scotland before. We used the ferryboat, also a first time experience, and we had a lovely vacation.
We started in Hull and drove to Windermere where we had a boat trip on the lake, and we were not alone…..there were masses and masses of tourists but of course it is the middle of the holiday season here in Europe.
But enough said, here are the pictures.
WE HAD DRAMATIC SKIES EVERYWHERE WE WENT (AND SOME RAIN OFCOURSE)
LOTS OF GEESE, SWANS AND DUCKS ON THE LAKE IN WINDERMERE
THIS IS WHY THERE WERE SO MANY BIRDS….
AND BOATS FOR THE TOURISTS, THEY WERE ALL COMPLETLY FULL
LOTS AND LOTS OF DOGS
MOSSES AND FERNS ON THE ROCKS
Next stop will be the world famous town of Gretna Green.
Thanks for visiting my blog, enjoy your garden and your holidays !
WHITE AND SOFT PINK FUCHSIA
BEGONIA MUDDY WATERS ON HOLLIDAY IN THE GARDEN
GRAPE MUSCAT BLEU IN THE GREENHOUSE
THE TOMATO’S ARE FINALLY RIPENING
VERONICA VIRGINICA IN FRONT OF FUCHSIA MAGELANICA
ANEMONE JAPONICA KONIGIN CHARLOTTE
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting !
Now that we have a membership card for the Arboretum we can go as often as we want to, so we went again last week.
Here are some pictures of the garden.
THE ROSEGARDEN HAD ONLY A FEW FLOWER LEFT
BUT THE BUTTERFLY AND BEE GARDEN WAS IN FULL BLOOM
ALLIUMS WERE POPULAR AMONGST THE BEES
LOOK AT THIS TRUNK !!
I HOPE YOU ARE ALL OK AND HAVING A GREAT SUMMER !!! THANKS FOR VISITING.
After a long time of dry and hot weather we finally get some much needed rain for nature. I had my hands full with watering the garden and all my plants in pots. I planted many new plants and shrubs in the garden so they needed extra care and I used large umbrella’s to protect my plants as the heath was burning the leafs and the flowers. But so far I kept them all alive.
Here’s a peek in my garden :
THE SUNNY BORDER
THE MORNING SUN SHINING ON THE SHADY BORDER
THE PASSIONFLOWER WITH CLEMATIS ETOILE VIOLETTE
THE SUCCULENTS ARE THRIVING OFCOURSE
GOLDENROD (SOLIDAGO) IN COMBINATION WITH VERBENA BONARIENCIS
ONE OF THE FEW HYDRANGEA FLOWERS THAT I HAVE BECAUSE MANY FLOWERS WERE FROZEN TO DEATH WHEN WE HAD LATE FROSTS IN SPRING
AND THE AUTUMN ANEMONES ( ANEMONE JAPONICA) ARE ALREADY IN BUD !!!
I hope you are all enjoying your gorden or terrace and thanks for visiting !
BUDS AND FLOWERS OF A SEDUM