Monday, 22 June 2015

Midsummer Meanderings

In the words of Elvis Costello "It's been a good year for the roses"

Berrys Place Farm near Churcham in Gloucestershire is a country garden, surrounded by farmland and old orchards and contains lawns and large sweeping mixed herbaceous borders with over 100 roses.

In the middle of a clement day the heavens suddenly opened so we took refuge in their potting shed

The rose theme continued into the next day with a couple of hillside gardens in Nailsworth near Stroud. Architecturally the first house was superb. Built on the base of two derelict houses its curved lines and terraced gardens were a treat.

and the scent of roses in the valley seemed to rise and create an atmosphere of softly scented summer rose all along the ridge.

and the weekend topped off by Andy Murray, playing superb tennis, winning Queens for a fourth time - can he repeat this at Wimbledon ?

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