Garden Portrait: Polesden Lacey

I have visited Polesden Lacey a few times, but always too late for the wonderful Mrs Greville’s Rose Garden. This National Trust owned property is in Great Bookham, Surrey and designed as the perfect setting for entertaining royalty, politicians and the top dogs of the Edwardian society. Just a little second home then. I’ve never…

Garden Portrait: Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle and Garden lies in west Kent close to Lamberhurst village and is one of the most romantic landscape gardens designed in the picturesque style. The planting is very natural with the ruins of the 14† century Old Castle at its centre. The ‘new’ castle was built in 1835 which was when the gardens around…

Festival of Leaves ~ week 12

Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as ginkgo or gingko, also known as the ginkgo tree or the maidenhair tree Festival of Leaves 2017

Macro Monday #62

(click to enlarge to full size) I haven’t seen much in the way of autumn colour this year, but on a visit to the NT house and garden at Lanhydrock near Bodmin last week I was pleased to finally manage to snap a few pretty trees and leaves. Festival of Leaves 2017

Autumn blues: take a closer look

The name earwig is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning “ear creature,” probably because of a widespread ancient superstition that earwigs crawl into the ears of sleeping people. The earwig has a pair of horny forceps-like tail filaments, or pincers, at the posterior end of the abdomen, with those of the male being larger and of…

WPC: Glow

Daily Post Photo Challenge | Glow

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. This is the last day to join in! And thank you Becky for the opportunity to post some of my many flower portraits. day 30

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day 29