Wednesday, 24 August 2016


There's a garden at Lindisfarne, created by Gertrude Jekyll,  at the castle on Lindisfarne.

There are loads of sweet peas.

Some of which were used to decorate the castle.

And plenty of cosmos, herbs and other flowers.

Interesting 'rock features' on the beach too.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Sunday, 24 July 2016


Our last stop in the South East was at Rudyar'd Kiplings garden - Bateman's.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Sissinghurst in summer

We've been to Sissinghurst a couple of times before, but this was our first visit at the height of summer.
 It's fabulous - easy to see why it's so popular.

Easy too, when it's busy, to tell that this is a garden designed for the enjoyment of its owners and not as a tourist attraction.

Don't let that put you off though. You won't mind having to walk round quite slowly as there's something interesting to see at every step.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Scotney Castle

 I absolutely love Scotney Castle.

I quite like the heat too, but after several hours walking round a battlefield and then a thorough look round here, I'm starting to look and feel a bit like this ...

Time to put my feet up and enjoy a cool drink!

Hope you're enjoying suumer now it's finally here!