Quote of the day:
“… then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth
Forage in March for:
Cleavers, Dandelion flowers and leaves, Gorse flowers, Ground Elder , Hop shoots, Alexanders, Primroses, Wild Plum blossom, Sweet Violets
Tag Archives: Tudor
Hatfield House – The romance of knots, fountains and horseshoe elephants!
A number of years ago we visited the romantic gardens of Hatfield House, Hertfordshire and I retain an impression of wonderful Elizabethan glories from that trip. So a couple of weeks ago when we were lucky enough to be able … Continue reading
Posted in History, Nature, Out and about Tagged Angela Conner, Elizabeth I, Hatfield House, Henry VIII, Hertfordshire, Jacobean, Knot garden, Old Palace, Parterre, Renaissance, Robert Cecil, sculpture, Tudor 13 Comments
Managing Flamingos at Madingley Hall
Last weekend we visited the ‘Open Garden’ at Madingley Hall, Cambridgeshire. It was a miserable day weatherwise, so it was unusually empty and it felt like we had the run of the place. The grey skies served to exaggerate the … Continue reading
Posted in History, Nature, Out and about, Plants Tagged Alice in Wonderland, Baroque, Croquet, Echium, Madingley Hall, meadow, National Gardens Scheme, Topiary, Tudor, Walled Garden, Yews 2 Comments