Friday, 10 June 2011

The Wanderers Return

Just got back from a weeks' holiday in North Yorkshire, based in Robin Hoods Bay.  The garden pictured above is at a Folk Museum in Hutton-le-Hole, which is made up of re-constructed houses from a medieval round house to a row of shops incl. a grocers, cobblers, undertakers, chemist etc.  Lots of lovely original artefacts which are right for each period.  The cottage has a Victorian interior as shown above - I love this sort of thing.

Anyway - back to reality - I was anxious to get back and see how my garden was faring after a week away.  My neighbour has done a wonderful job watering for me and everything, as far as I can see, looks tickety-boo.  It is always a wrench to go away and leave the garden at this time of year, as we left the raspberries were just ripening so I am going up to the allotment next to see if there is anything left that the birds haven't taken.

Brought back some scented pelargoniums which have been stuck in the car for a week, but they have survived and smell all lemony, one has purple splodged leaves and purple flowers, the other has scarlet flowers which I haven't seen before.  A nice reminder of a good week.


  1. Good to see that you enjoyed yourselves far from the maddening crowds!
    I guess that it'll be a busy weekend in the garden for you after which you'll feel in need of a holiday! Flighty xx

  2. Thanks Flighty - too right, the weeds have taken over whilst we were away.

  3. Oh, the garden in the picture is just beautiful. It's just as I picture a garden in the UK should look!

  4. Each of the gardens at this Folk Museum was planted with the right plants for the period. Gave me lots of ideas.