Having shared with you some long shots of The Garden House which I visited last week I thought I would now show you some of the plants that really took my eye. The main ones were the hydrangea which was simply gorgeous as you can see in the previous post, but I suspect I am in a minority of liking hydrangea.
Anyway, the best flowers were in the walled garden and there were some lovely dahlias. Sadly not all of them were named so I can only let you appreciate the loveliness of the flowers and we will forever remain ignorant of their names. I haven’t had much luck with dahlias this year. They got off to a bad start and only one has really done well and that is a species variety so quite dainty. However I do like the large cactus dahlias when I see them in other gardens or on the display bench.
This one looks familiar and I wonder if at some time in the past I may have grown this variety. I just love the vibrancy of the red and white and the whole over the topness of the flower.
One of the few asters still in flower and a wonderful shade of almost syrupy pink. These are the sort of flowers I aspire to paint one day.
Then moving on to the Front Lawn are you find some of my favourites. When we visited earlier in the year there were lots of different Primulas in the border around the lawn. They are now dormant and have handed the baton over to the Colchicums. I have a large pot of Colchicums which I acquired recently with no label but having seen these dainty varieties I think I might investigate some other varieties.
So as you can see The Garden House is a real plantsman’s garden and one I will visit again and again while I have the chance.