I have beeen feeling fidgety the last couple of days and out of sorts – couldn’t settle to anything. So this afternoon, instead of wasting time drifting from one thing to another I went to Hampton Court Gardens in Herefordshire. This is only 30 mins from me so I have written about it a few times here, here and here.
I haven’t been to the garden at this time of year before, generally my visits have been in August during my summer leave so it was interesting to see what was flowering at the moment. The garden was awash with Opium Poppies. Sumptious pinks, purples, mauves. Lovely tissue paper flowers perched like butterflies on top of the glaucous blue fleshy stems.
The Alliums I saw in bud back at the beginning of May are now well and truely out in flower and stunning planted en masse in the borders. It just shows that mass planting really works if you have the space.
The worst part of the visit was that I spotted this Crambe which I am now coverting ALOT! I really really want one of these – its on the list now, in fact at the top of the list, in fact maybe I will be able to get one when I go to the Cottesbrooke Plant Fair next weekend.
I came away feeling refreshed and recharged – the power of gardens strikes again.