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A quick visit to Renishaw Hall

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We decided to go to the plant fare at nearby Renishaw Hall today. My knee has been a bit dicky so as I knew I couldn’t walk very fast or far I thought it would be a nice steady outing.

The first stall we came to was at the entrance to the courtyard and was selling sparkling and still wine made from the vineyard. So at 10.30 in the morning we were partaking of a very nice glass of the sparkly stuff. Very pleasant but at £19 a bottle we decided to refrain from buying it today..

We had a steady saunter round the stalls and there were some lovely plants and shrubs for sale. One of the stalls was a mass of Auriculas which I am considering having a go at growing when the greenhouse is emptied of bedding plants.

I just fell in love with this one…..

After all the plant gazing we had a delicious bowl of soup with fresh crusty bread in the cafe. How about this for a bird bath!!!! It’s in the courtyard area where the cafe is.

After our early lunch we took a walk to see the bluebells in the wood. They are beautiful and the scent was intoxicating..


Don’t these look lovely together.

I haven’t got these 4 in my garden so looking forward to seeing them flower. They should be strongly scented…

I wasn’t up to visiting the gardens or vineyard today so we will go at a later date and take some photo’s then. It was a pleasant 3hrs out in the sunshine but oh! that wind was a lazy one.!!

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A very pleasant morning Hb. Just my idea of a great day. The bluebell wood I thought was superb, and takes me back to my childhood when we visited the grandparents. They lived on the edge of a bluebell wood, fantastic.

13 May, 2012

 

A truly nice day out H.b. those bluebells are so beautiful, they always bring back happy memories dont they. Those Dianthus will be lovely when they bloom.

13 May, 2012

 

Keep a list of those Dianthus HB I am looking for the scented ones...Ha ha..I get to see if I like them in your garden before I have to buy..!

13 May, 2012

 

Thanks Cinders and Grandmage, it was a real pleasure to be in amongst the bluebells. The scent was so strong. Never thought about the bluebells 'til we got there and it was a lovely surprise to see so many.
Pim, good plan......lol. I was a bit obsessed last year with buying carnations and dianthus. They seem to love my garden soil thank goodness.

13 May, 2012

 

what a lovely outing, bubbly and soup and then bluebells!!!

13 May, 2012

 

Can You send me the names of some of the best ones so far HB...When you get a mo. No rush as there is loads I should be doing. thanks

13 May, 2012

 

It's done me good Sticki. Wish I could have managed the gardens too but theres always another time and it is only 15 minutes away.........
Sure will Pim.

13 May, 2012

 

thats really good to hear HB, thats exactly what a garden or trip out should do!!

hope the next time wont be too long coming

13 May, 2012

 

:o)

13 May, 2012

 

The bluebells look smashing and seem to be lasting so well this year, I fancy trying the auriculas myself, only have one in the garden, I cannot get carnations to grow here, which annoys me as I love them but I did get some minature dianthus last year and pleased to say they have come back for me and just coming into flower...

13 May, 2012

 

There were some gorgeous auriculas there Lincslass, really would be spoilt for choice. I grow the garden carnations I have in pots and the perpetual ones in the greenhouse. I got a bit obsess with them last year....The dianthus are lovely aren't they and flower for months on end. A real must have I think. Mine are only just forming buds. You lucky girl to have them flower so early.

13 May, 2012

 

Any day out that end in buying some plants is a great day out in my book!!
Nice new additions to your Dianthus. The bluebells in the woods look great.
My soil doesn't suit Dianthus - but I bought a couple of wee alpine ones and improved the drainage with some grit in a small area - they are looking ok. I was inspired by your pics last year :)

13 May, 2012

 

Looks a lovely place to have a plant fair. I think your choice of Auriclas is beautiful, wonderful colour.
Glad you had a good time out :-)

13 May, 2012

 

I'm with you there Scottish, lovely to come back with a bag or two....lol. Shame you have problems growing them as they flower for months on end and a lot of them are scented too.
It was a treat to walk through the woods with all the bluebells out.
Thanks Willinilli, I was so glad to be able to go. Some of those Auriculas looked so vibrant they were amazing. This photo doesn't do it justice.

13 May, 2012

 

very nice Hb, i do love the bluebell forest area, looks a lovely time you had there :-)

13 May, 2012

 

It was. Thanks Sl. :o)

13 May, 2012

 

I went there a few years ago,Homebird..on a works outing..lovely place,but the bluebells weren't out then..shame,as they look lovely..nice Auriculas too..it takes us about an hour to get there,so you are lucky being so near..glad you managed most of it ok,with your poorly knee..a nice day out for you.:o)

13 May, 2012

 

I know all about painful knees so I can sympathise with you.
Good luck if you start to collect Auriculas. I've got a few now and hope to get some more soon.
The bluebell woods were lovely.
I'm glad you had a nice time :o)

14 May, 2012

 

Thanks Bloomer, it made a nice change for us and we met an old friend I hadn't seen for a long time. I was surprised they recognised me...... Once seen never forgotten springs to mind....It was really nice to catch up. The bluebells were a smashing bonus.
The Auriculas were fantastic Hywel, some didn't look real. They were so beautiful. Not used to being restricted it's so frustrating. The knee is a pain in the backside..lol

14 May, 2012

 

What a lovely place to visit. Our blue bell woods vanished years ago. I've just had to go part-time because of my knee's. But then, I would'nt have time to do this if I was still full-time.

14 May, 2012

 

Oh no,Homebird..it hasn't spread upwards has it ? Lol..sorry,not funny for you,but I couldn't resist replying to your pain in the backside ! :o)

14 May, 2012

 

Lol Bloomer....
Kentish...Welcome to Goy....
Sorry to hear about your knees. Hopefully mine will be back to normal by the weekend. It's made me realise how much of a nuisance knee problems must be for those with chronic knee pain. You will soon be as addicted to Goy as we all are now you have a little more time. Wondering where your day went..... :o))

14 May, 2012

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