I mentioned the walled garden, which is near the mansion house, on my recent walk in Berrington Hall’s parkland . This walled garden has been transformed over the last few years and at this time of year is full of vibrant colour as well as a heavily laden orchard.
Who says summer is over?
Pathway with perennial borders
Behind the potting shed is a productive potager (an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden), interspersed with annuals such as sweet-peas, marigolds, nasturtiums, everlastings and nicotiana. Often flowers (edible and non-edible) and herbs are planted with the vegetables to enhance the garden’s beauty.
In the Vegetable Garden, a fragrant tunnel of sweet-peas
Lavatera Pink Beauty
Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’
Lime Nicotiana with Gentian Sage
Ipomoea lobata (Mina lobata or Spanish Flag)
I always find strolling around a garden makes me happy. The glory of nature combined with the skills of the gardener helps to calm me down when life and its curve-balls come crashing my way. It’s been a bit like that lately.