From Windermere we drove to Gretna Green, worldfamous for being able to get married without permission of your parents, even as young as 16 ! . I don’t now if you still need the permission of your parents these days but a long time ago you did. It was very busy over there and we saw at least 5 weddings in the hour we spent there….But I enjoyed looking arround, to the people, the little shops and the many dogs who were on vacation with their owners.
ALL THE SHOPS ARE BUILD ARROUND THIS BLACKSMITHS SHOP WHERE THE WEDDINGS TOOK PLACE IN THE OLD DAYS BUT NOT ANYMORE, THERE IS A WEDDING OFFICE NOW
WE SAW OUR FIRST SCOTTISCH BAGPIPER THERE, A MAN IN A SKIRT, I LIKE IT !
THIS STATUE STOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARKETPLACE, IT WAS A HUGE BOW WITH THE HANDS ON TOP
THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY MY HUSBAND (CAN YOU TELL WHO IS THE BOSS IN THIS RELATIONSHIP ??)
Our next visit was to Edinburgh, the photo’s will follow soon.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting !
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
HERE YOU CAN SEE MY YELLOW CANNA’S, BEHIND THE CANNA’S YOU CAN SEE A FUCHSIA BUSH, ON THE RIGHT YOU CAN SEE VERONICA VIGINICUM AND ON THE LEFT A BUTTERFLY BUSH
TOO MUCH TO NAME THEM ALL, IN THE BLUE POT YOU CAN SEE A MINI PETUNIA AND THE PLANT IN THE TERRACOTTA POT IS AN AEONIUM, THEY ARE ALL BAKING IN THE SUN
AND ANOTHER VIEW IN THE MIRROR, THE FENCE IS STILL NEW, WHERE THE FENCE IS WE USED TO HAVE A HUGE CONIFER HEDGE BUT OUR NEW NEIGHBOURS WANTED A FENCE AS ON THEIR SIDE THE CONIFERS WERE BROWN, I AM NOT REALLY HAPPY WITH THE FENCE BUT I HOPE THAT IN A FEW YEARS TIME IT WILL BE COVERED IN PLANTS
A FEW SCCULENTS IN A POT, ON THE RIGHT IS AN AUCUBA JAPONICA, ON THE GOUND YOU CAN SEE GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM AND A FEW SMALL DWARF RHODODENDRONS, ON THE LEFT IS A BIG POT WITH A HOSTA IN THAT IS ABOUT TO FLOWER, THERE IS A SMALL LEAFED IVY GOWING AGAINST THE FENCE, HOPING IT WILL COVER THE FENCE REALLY SOON
CLEMATIS HAGLEY HYBRID WILL ALSO COVER A BIT OF THE FENCE
I hope you’ll all have a great weekend !! And thanks for visiting !