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Early Summer at Normanby Hall

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By Janey

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I’d been thinking that we hadn’t ventured to Normanby since early April, when the Daffs were just finishing and
nothing else seemed to be moving, the Wisterias knocked back by the Winter had hardly any growth showing.

What a treat then yesterday morning to see the Walled Garden full of colour and the Victorian Garden just as beautiful.

The long Walled Garden.

Blue bearded Irises with Thalictrum.

A beautiful, shaggy Dianthus.

Perennial Poppies with Amy’s Sweet Rocket…….:o)

Lemon Lupins and behind, a tall Campanula.

A stunning pink Peony.

Lovely colouring, the pale blue Iris and Johnson’s Blue Geranium.

Not sure of the name of this gorgeous yellow daisy, just coming into flower.

Hydrangea petiolaris, isn’t it a beauty!

Into the Victorian Garden.

A riot of colour, white Peonies, red Valerian and orange Oriental Poppies.

More Sweet Rocket echoing the white of the glasshouse.

Beautiful dark red Sweet Williams and brilliant yellow poppies.

Another striking Dianthus

The Rose arches just coming into bloom.

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking round the gardens, I’ll take some pics of the Rose arches in full bloom next visit….:o))

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Comments

 

STUNNING!!!

29 May, 2011

 

What a beautiful place Janey, I feel one of your favourite retreats. Some smashing plants there, Im surprised to see Amy's sweet rocket around, they are so lovely, you dont see them often. I think the yellow daisy may be Telekia speciosa, but not sure. Thank you for the blog, I enjoyed it very much.

29 May, 2011

 

Fabulous Janey, I loved it!

29 May, 2011

 

Lovely blog and pics,Janey..what a great place,and so much colour..I like that sweet Rocket a lot..I'm almost certain I have a packet of seeds of it in my box..must take a look !Thanks for sharing it with us :o)

29 May, 2011

 

DA may be right. I thought it was Inula, but it's a bit early for that yet I think.

I love the clashing colours in pic. of red valerian and orange poppies, and that is a lovely pale blue Iris too. What a lot of flower.....amazing to see so much flower so early in the year. Lovely!

29 May, 2011

 

Just wonderful, gives me a picture of delights to come, being a liittle later up north! just love the Oriental Poppies, Valerian and Amy's Sweet Rocket [ must ask her if she has any seeds to spare} does'nt number 11 just zing out at you . lovely blog just full of promises;0)

29 May, 2011

 

Thank you Coshad!

Yes Dawn, it is, we're very lucky to be only minutes away, there's lots going on in the Summer too, so a great Treat as well as retreat....:o))

Good, pleased you enjoyed it Val.

Thanks Bloomer, the Sweet Rocket here is mainly white, such a beautiful scent to it too, yes root out those seeds!

Thanks Dawn and Karen, I'll google it and see which it is, I loved the shaggy strong flowers. Those colours really are alive aren't they....with the white just to cool them a bit, it works well.....

This is just up the road Carole, yet further on than my little garden, can't wait to see some vivid colour soon too....:o)

29 May, 2011

 

I love those dianthus! Wonderful to live so near to a gorgeous garden like this one.

29 May, 2011

 

what a truly beautiful place ~ i loved those dianthus ~ your photos are wonderful

29 May, 2011

 

Janey...lovely pics, very inspiring. Would love to get hold of some of that Sweet Rocket too...but it's the contrast of colours that are stunning...an acquired skill in planting I guess that comes with practice

30 May, 2011

 

beautiful photos there - I love iris and lupins very much - nice blog there Janey :):):)

30 May, 2011

 

i agree with giroffle ~ i havent aquired that skill yet but im hoping to learn to improve by being on this web site!!!

30 May, 2011

 

Those lupins are spectacular...thanks, Janey...your blog was a cheery sight on such a wet and gloomy Bank Holiday :)

30 May, 2011

 

Thanks for sharing Janey what a wonderful place and love those shaggy dianthus.

30 May, 2011

 

What a lovely place to visit, such gorgeous photos. I love the rose arch, so simple but so effective.

30 May, 2011

 

i love normanby hall, the gardens are an inspiration. the council have done a brilliant job in reverting the walled garden back to the victorian state. it was lido in the 50/60's

lovely blog :o)

30 May, 2011

 

Lovely pics on here, Janey, especially love those 'shaggy' Dianthus. Something else for me to investigate . . . .

30 May, 2011

 

Thanks everyone for such lovely comments and pleased you enjoyed the trip round.
Those Dianthus are spectacular aren't they, I've not seen them before...will have to remember later and pinch some seeds....:o)
You're right there Seaburn, I used to take the kids to the Lido in the 70s, they do a fantastic job there don't they.

30 May, 2011

 

Very nice. It's always a pleasure to be taken there :)

30 May, 2011

 

Gorgeous :) I love that first dianthus... very striking :P

31 May, 2011

 

Excellent photos - well done!

31 May, 2011

 

It's been great to have a wander around these beautiful gardens! :-)) Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us & for the lovely photos! :-))

5 Jun, 2011

 

Fabulous place and wonderful pics. Really enjoyed your visit, thanks Janey:-)

18 Jun, 2011

 

Pleased you all enjoyed it....:o))

18 Jun, 2011

 

bit late for my pennyworth of comment but had to tell you how much i liked your stunning photography.
you lured me in Janey with your swallowtail aviar in Lincs!
dont know which one i liked best the dark red Sweet Williams and brilliant yellow poppies or the pale blue Iris and Johnsonโ€™s Blue Geranium.
or any of the others for that matter...

8 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Resi, I had a short visit there yesterday, and the borders are even more stunning than usual!

10 Jul, 2011

 

Any pics Janey?:-)

11 Jul, 2011

 

No Ba......didn't have my camera, Lottie needed a good run and play.....maybe next time.....:o)) X

11 Jul, 2011

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