Thursday, 23 June 2016

Rambling Rosie

The climbing roses that cloak the pergola are now in their seventh year. I cant believe it was that long ago when I constructed the arbour, ordered the bare root plants and started this blog.

There are some who question the wisdom of putting red and pink together, but I think they work just fine and for around four or five weeks in early summer, the pathway which leads to La Forge is flanked by the flowering magnificence of 'Rambling Rosie' and 'American Pillar' (rosie is red, pillar pink) both ofwhich I bought from Peter Beales roses in the UK.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Present from Heligan

Got back from shopping late last week to find a new plant sitting on the terrace from a mystery donor.
I really had no idea who it might be from. Perhaps a gift from someone who had come along to the garden visit earlier that week, but who?

All became clear when Ian and Anne Collett, guests from a previous year at Le Banquet paid a surprise visit as they were staying in a different part of the department. They'd dropped by earlier when we were out but returned on the Saturday as they were visiting an antiques fair in the area. They'd picked up the plant, a Libertia Grandiflora at the nursery shop at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall.

I'm absolutely knocked out. Thanks so much Ian and Anne!