Sonntag, 4. Juni 2017

Q2 Omnibus

Orangery at Knole

I have been on the road a fair bit this Spring. My parents came to visit end of May and we met up in East Sussex to visit Great Dixter, Charleston Farmhouse and Knole and we even managed to squeeze in another trip to Furzey Gardens which was in a very interesting transitional stage from the full-on riot of the azalea and rhododendron season to a more mellow summer colour. 

During the trip to East Sussex I read Helen Attlee's The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit, which had me slightly obsessed with owning a lemon tree, and of course the Orangery at Knole, filled with the strong scent of its flowering citrus plants, became even more fascinating.

Charleston Farmhouse, once owned by Vanessa Bell and a centre of the Bloomsbury Group going-ons has been on my list for a long time and was absolutely crammed with the most wonderful stuff but we were not allowed to take photos of the interiors ...

Much love,

Cherry blossom at Oare House

Bluebells at Oare House

Orange tip butterfly in my garden

The Sunken Garten at Great Dixter

Ladybird poppies at Great Dixter

At Great Dixter

At Great Dixter

'The House Opposite' in Rye, East Sussex

Ypres Tower in Rye

Iris in Charleston

Water feature at Charleston

Citrus plants in the Orangery at Knole

Wall in the Orangery at Knole


Furzey Gardens, third trip


Primulas and iris at Furzey


Acer at Furzey

Red vista at Furzey

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