It was a beautiful day today; warm and sunny but not muggy or too hot. I donned my shorts and tackled the mowing but before I got down to the real work I took a few moments to grab a few pictures in the sunshine.
The Tower seen from the relatively new East Court Border which is a deliberately romantic spot with white standard roses and pink hardy geraniums frothing over box hedging.
The Tower and the border directly in front of it. It’s not particularly apparent in this photo but this border has a cool colour theme of blues and purples and pinks. Interrupted by the occasional bright red poppy. Someone apparently had a slight moment of seed scattering madness last autumn. Me? No. It must have been the garden gnomes.
The view down the ramp into the lower garden with the Long Gallery on the left.
The Long Gallery and an unknown rose. Many of the roses in the garden were planted 25-30 years ago and any labels are long gone. This one has the most gorgeous scent. I like bunches of it with the rich blue Hidcote lavender, and maybe some parsley flowers or similar for a slightly crazy colourful flower arrangement.
I hope you enjoyed the micro-tour!