Friday, 25 May 2012

The Wicken

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.

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