Didn't blog yesterday as having computer issues but I did go to the Great Ouseburn village fate. Click here to see site
What a great day there. £3.50 per person which I though was a bit steep but it was a great walk round and saw lots of really nice gardens. I would have liked to have seen more vegetable and fruit gardens as most were ornamental but never mind. They also had a scarecrow competition going on which added novelty to the day.
One of the many houses in Great Ouseburn where the garden starts at the front and goes over the house. Two great plants here, I think Wysteria on the left and Virginia creeper in the right
Here in the UK we currently have a TV show searching for a singer to star in a West End production of Wizard of Oz to play Dorothy. This I think is a reference
A great attempt here to train an apple tree over an arbor. On the far side they had a rose and in another part of the garden, another arbor with a grape vine growing (well just starting to grow)
This house had wires attached to the back wall for training a rose on the side of the wall. I liked this and could apply this idea at home for either a grape vine or kiwi plant
There were many scarecrows round the village, this was a more elaborate one and very amusing to see.
Although most gardens were flower orientated, one or two did have veg and fruit. This was some one had a raspberry patch in a fruit cage, no netting yet but I did not see any flowers either.
One of the very large gardens was at Easby house and these were a very nice show of primroses.
Further down the path appeared this fruit and veg area, Apples tree, brassicas, rhubarb, pea's, gooseberries and many other items were just starting to grow.
Even in Great Ouseby, you could not get away from the current election. However got more sense from these scarecrows than you would ever from real politicians
In one of the small gardens were a tub of tulups. Very nice. The label read Daytona tulips
My last photo for today was a very nice tree with fantastic blossom. No idea what it was though but it really did look stunning. A small grassed area with this tree as a centre piece. Cover in blossom like this.
Well worth the visit yesterday. I always find a get inspiration from seeing other peoples gardens or is it stealing idea's ?