Saturday 4 July 2015

A tale of two gardens

The first garden with its choice of patios, a large pond and woodland walk was ‘loaned’ to us for holding a fundraiser for our allotment.  Rainbow Allotment is for adults with physical and learning difficulties. 
We held a traditional garden party in this wonderfully landscaped garden which, helped by the lovely summer weather, proved to be a financial and social success.

The second garden was Breezy Knees, near York, which we chose to visit for our anniversary. 

  We had previously visited this garden in October and enjoyed the autumn planting.  We were really lucky with the weather and this time we were able to experience a different range of flowers. 

The fact that I managed to find two plants in the nursery which had been on my to-buy list for ages (sedum Red Cauli and eupatorium Little Joe) and will serve as a memento of our anniversary was a bonus.  Breezy Knees is well worth a visit and an RHS card means the holder gets in free. 

“The sea is their grave but this Memorial sculpture is, in many ways, a headstone for the lost trawlermen”

I have always been impressed by the architecture in the centre of the maritime city of Hull, especially the old buildings with their carving...