Tuesday, 6 October 2015
The weather continued in the pattern of coolish nights, foggy mornings and afternoon sun through the weekend eventually breaking down on Monday. Monday turned out cloudy and mild with rain on and off all day but not really amounting to much.
We’d been away for a couple of days to visit the late Geoff Hamilton’s garden, Barnsdale in Rutland and a visit to the Great Central Railway Gala on Saturday. I’d had some doubts about visiting Barnsdale Gardens so late in the season. I thought most of the flowering plants would be finished and any allotment areas would be well past their best by the beginning of October. In the end we decided to visit in any case.
I hadn’t given a thought to the trees giving the garden its structure and that they would now be turning into their spectacular autumn colours.
It was warm and sunny as we slowly made our way around the gardens.
There were still some roses putting on a late display. It turned out to be the best of our days out as Saturday was much cooler and cloudier. Walking around the gardens I could almost hear Geoff explaining how he’d built the paths and garden furniture as well as why he’d decided to use the plants he had.
I think we might be making some return visits.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:06