Rock Pool Cafe, Mousehole, Cornwall

Mousehole, Cornwall

By the time you read this, I may be sitting once more on the Rock Pool Cafe’s terrace, admiring the view. I took this picture back in June, when the British summer was shaping up nicely, and Cornwall looked like (and was as hot as) Greece. The red geraniums were giving the place a Mediterranean air. I’m going there this week, and I’m hoping that the sun will still be shining.

See you in a few days : )

 

Lutyens yew walk at Mells church, Somerset

Mells, Somerset

It’s well worth taking a wander around Mells after visiting the Walled Garden. St Andrew’s Church has an interesting history, and┬áSiegfried Sassoon is buried in the churchyard. Edwin Lutyens had an association with the village, and his work (including a war memorial) is dotted about.

 

Aster and rubeckia at Stourhead

Stourhead

Pelargonium-house, Stourhead

Stourhead

When I spotted a sign pointing the way to the Pelargonium House at Stourhead, I made an immediate beeline for it. It’s a beautiful old glasshouse that contains around 100 varieties of pelargonium, some of which look nothing like a pelargonium. The smell in there is divine.

Several of the varieties are sold in the shop, and I brought home three with me. The most successful plants in my conservatory this year* have been pelargoniums, so I’m going to turn it into a mini pelargonium house.

*More on this in a future post.

Stourhead

Stourhead

Lavender and verbena

Stourhead

I spotted this planting scheme at Stourhead the other day. Lavender is interplanted with Verbena bonariensis and alliums, extending the season of interest. I might well nick this idea for my front garden, which looks lovely when the lavender is in flower, but a bit boring the rest of the time.

Echiniops and Stipa gigantea

The Courts Garden, Holt

Dahlias in a trough

Farm Shop, Newton St Looe, nr Bath

Hoheria

Forde Abbey, Somerset

Red-flowered succulents

Pendeen, Cornwall

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have become a little obsessed with succulents. So it’s no surprise that I fell for these plants, on the windowsill at Dolphin Cottage in Cornwall. Apparently they were grown from cuttings purloined from (ahem) a local garden. I’ve now taken some too (with permission!) so we’ll see if they turn out as well as this…

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