Just back from a lovely visit to a friend who runs a garden up near King's Lynn. The Wicken is a privately owned garden (open sometimes for NGS and special events) and expensive shooting lodge. On a sunny day in May it is simply beautiful.
|The formal part of the garden, with loose, informal planting|
|Rose arch flanked by two Pyrus salicifolia|
|How's this for a lairy combination? |
Dark purple tulip and bright yellow Molinia (of some sort)
|Ed and Paul strolling along the (extremely effective) Ha-Ha.|
|Hosta 'Praying Hands' in the newly planted stumpery. |
A tiny, unusual Hosta with narrow, tightly folded leaves resemble hands folded in prayer
|A glimpse of the startling yellow Oilseed in an adjoining field. |
Damn I love this time of year.