Friday, 17 April 2015
Knightshayes House and Gardens
I wrote yesterday that I wasn't going to write a garden blog this week and then I realised it was Annie's 100th How Does Your Garden Grow link up and I felt gutted to have missed it. Fast forward a 24 hours and myself and the boys find ourselves at Knightshayes NT House and Gardens near Tiverton ... how could I not blog about these wonderful gardens?
I only have limited internet so you will have to enjoy more pictures than words but with beauty such as this to admire I am sure you won't mind:
Japanese Quince - Chaenomeles japonica
Part of the formal gardens with unusual gnarled Wisteria trees
Close-up of the Wisteria buds
A new plant on me that I think is Fraxinella, Dictamnus alba var. purpurea, unless anyone can tell me otherwise.
The Woodland Garden
Woodland ground flora
Orange is not just for Autumn - an Acer of some type
The fabulous walled garden. When I win the lottery I am getting myself my very own walled garden ... and an army of workers to keep it looking how it should!
Finally I need your help - this plant is a mystery to me and I have not been able to find out what it is. It has thick leaves not dissimilar to Mimosa but much bigger and thicker and this weird almost cone like flower. The leaves themselves were slightly scented but did not close up when stroked. Has anyone got any ideas. I may also contact Knightshayes and see if they can let me know as I really don't like not knowing what a plant is?
It was lovely to catch up with my friend Nicky who has also blogged about our day our here. And there was also cake eaten. Perhaps rather too much cake but this is The Cake Holiday ....
Joining in a bit late with Annie's 100th #HDYGG - do pop over and see where other gardeners have been or what is happening in their own gardens.