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Bluebells and Wedding Bells


By ducky


Been busy recently so not really had time to post on GOY (awful I know)

The May fair at school went really well – although didnt get the photos I hoped for, as there was too much whirling about in the country dances and Im sure the girls were purposely hiding from the camera!

But over the long weekend we took a family trip out to see the bluebell woods at Yoxall Lodge farm – the woodland is part of ancient forest and is lovely enough, but when it is carpeted in bluebells it is stunning!

The place is packed with english bluebells – not a spanish flower in sight, and they have some areas with natural white and pink bluebells growing wild.

This last weekend we were invited to a fabulous family wedding at a Rockingham Castle – the weather was good and the gardens were open for the private use of the wedding guests – what a treat, Elephant cut yew hedges, Formal rose gardens, woodland walk and a stunning Handkerchief tree which we saw at dusk when it really did look ethreal (I had never seen one before). My camera was unfortunately playing up though so only got a couple of photos of the garden before it packed in.

It was amazing to be able to wander around with a glass of pimms and enjoy such lovely gardens. The food, company and party was rather good too!

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The bluebells are lovely and look you found some fairies.

11 May, 2009


Tee Hee - yep they just blew in on the breeze!

11 May, 2009


Bluebells are so fabulous! What a wonderful setting for a wedding, but a great shame your camera chose such a time to go erratic. well done on the pics you did get and I love your fairies - so pretty!

11 May, 2009


Thats sooooo England isn't it a blue bell wood? gorgeous pictures, and the girls look very posh!!!

11 May, 2009


The proper English bluebells are the best. I have the others in my garden but the English ones are in the hedgerow at the back.
Those look like lovely grounds where you had the party.

11 May, 2009


Wow! wonderful place for getting married! :-)

11 May, 2009


Rockingham Castle is a very special venue - they have fab Yew hedges as well check them out on their website. the castle buildings are still lived in by the same family for 300 years or so! but they now open their doors to the public.

12 May, 2009


I always wanted fairies at the bottom of my garden. Bluebells look lovely and are one of my favourites.

18 May, 2009


Wonderful Bluebells! and what a fantastic place for a wedding.

21 May, 2009

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