Usually I walk around the walled garden when I visit my nearest library in Hillsborough Hall which is in a local park. However, I haven't been doing much reading so it's several weeks since I was there on a day when we had such lovely sunny weather - the same weekend as my previous posts about places visited in early May.
I like to see the planting in each of the areas as the weeks and months go by and on that particular day everything was flourishing thanks to the gardeners and community project volunteers.
|Door to the old stable block area and former gardeners' sheds on the other side of the wall and still used as the gardeners' rest rooms.|
I was particularly interested to take note of the planting in the kitchen garden during this season and will have to return to see how everything is progressing after the last weeks of mainly cold, wet weather interspersed with a day or two of drier, warmer days.
A variety of herbs had just been planted out and watered.
It was interesting to see a new area devoted to plants that grow in a dry climate such as these grasses. The glasshouses were full of young plants that will be used in the garden or sold for funding the community projects that are based there.
The herbaceous border beyond the walled garden looked verdant with greenery and there was the promise of colourful Summer flowers.
|The gardeners' quarters on this side of the wall (taken at a different time in the month of June).|
The rhododendrons in the park were also looking lovely.
After some really dull, wet weather we had a relatively sunny, dry weekend and we were able to go to into the Hope Valley in Derbyshire, which I shall write about another time.
Tonight I shall be going to my monthly book club and meeting up with some friends. We take turns to host the evening and although I was unable to read the last book chosen it will be a good opportunity to chat about literature and life in general.