|The Fuchsia Garden and beyond, the bathing pool|
Didn't see any though. Then I encountered a couple of the gardening staff and asked them if they had any giant echiums?
"Somebody must have primed you with that question!" said the guy and pointed a little further along the path to where a fine young Echium Pininana was waiting patiently in a bucket! They were just about to plant it out in a sheltered area a little to the south of the "Hydrangea Corner". Naturally, we fell to comparing experiences. They'd grown this specimen in a greenhouse and hoped to get it through next winter to flower.
There was lots else to see....
|The Beech Alley|
|The Bathing Pool - people throw coins in it!|
|The Stilt Garden - essentially, a rather eccentrically pruned beech hedge|
|The Long Walk|
|Found this in the Alpine Terrace|
|A budding Allium|
|The Pillar Garden|
|Found this nice ground cover in a shady spot|
|There were several of these in the orchard area. Don't know what they are|
|The Plant House|
|They use pigs to prepare more kitchen garden space|