November 06, 2014
a summer garden
While I was pregnant we enjoyed exceptionally warm weather during the summer months, so we spent as much time outdoors as possible.
There is definitely a gap on this blog… those lost months spent in NICU looking after Lily. Naturally everything else stopped while we focused our attention on her, but it seems a shame not to share some of our summer adventures here.
Wimpole Estate is one of my very favourite places and I have written about it here several times. I'm always drawn to a walled garden and the one here is no exception. In the heat of summer with no hint of a breeze it is the most wonderful place to spend an hour or two, revelling in the huge variety of plants, colours and textures. There is also the most wonderful greenhouse, I always have major greenhouse envy whenever I visit!
I only know a handful of these plants, but I love that the garden is just a joyful riot of colour. Deep, full borders, balanced by the most perfect hedges on either side of the pathways. I try to embrace all of the seasons, but I really can't wait for summer to roll around again.
Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.