A blaze of colour
When you discover there is space in your garden for some new plants and need some inspiration then a visit to a garden is a good way to find the perfect plant.
Our plans for visiting Burrow Farm Gardens. on the Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend were nearly called off when we awoke to find damp and dreary conditions. It must have put everyone else off, as we had the whole 13 acres to ourselves.
We had never visited at this time of year before, the azalea's were magnificent and their colours so eye catching.
The yellow one had the most wonderful scent and we kept coming across it in several locations in the garden.
The nearby fields were ablaze with buttercups. The fields near to us are also full of buttercups at the moment. There are so many in West Dorset with footpath access that a wander through a buttercup field has become another of our annual events after the bluebells are over.
A final glimpse of Burrow Farm gardens, admiring the wisteria, before we headed to the nursery and bought four plants. I could have easily come back with so many more! I was delighted to find a Ozothamunus Rosmarinifolius Silver Jubilee. I first saw this plant at East Lambrook Manor over 3 years ago and couldn't identify what it was (see bottom right hand corner).
|Flowers at East Lambrook in 2015|
If you have enjoyed this visit and would like to see it at different times of the year see Rusty Duck's visit in April here, or one of my previous visits here. There are so many good planting ideas, at Burrow Farm Gardens that can be copied back at home.
|Tavi wasn't so interested in the planting ideas!|
Wishing you a good week.