Thursday, 11 May 2017

Hergest Croft Gardens and More Bluebells.

During the recent bank holiday weekend at the beginning of May I paid a visit to a lovely local garden to view the rhododendrons and bluebells. The gardens were laid out in 1895 on what seems to have been a bare field site.

 The gardens are full of specimen trees, rhododendrons and azaleas with a super tea room and plant sales area. Great for an afternoon outing.

Across a field and a short walk away from the main garden you come to a lovely wooded area full of huge rhododendrons and masses of bluebells. Luckily the sun peeped out briefly and treated us to a magical sight under the trees.

Friday, 5 May 2017

A Walk With Connie In The Woods.

A few days ago I took Connie for a walk in my local wood in order to see the bluebells. The weather was sunny and on the cool side but luckily dry underfoot.

There were lots of lovely primroses and violets still in flower although the grass is getting ever longer and soon they will be hidden from view for another year.

The wood is a mixture of oak,ash and hazel with areas of conifer plantation. But right at the far corner, on the top of the hill is an area of beech with a lovely patch of bluebells. They looked wonderful! The photos don't do them justice.
From the western edge of the wood you can get a glimpse of my house! That's the white building poking out from the trees with our barn and hay field.

Just as we were almost back to the car we came across a deer! Soon we were back at home having a lovely cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake!