Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Another MMG-style four part day

Another quiet MMG*-style four part day on Sunday.

1. Trip to the local auction house to look for sideboards for the breakfast room and claret jugs.

2. Visit the RHS garden at Wisley to check out smelly perfumed roses for May's garden in Scotland.

RHS Wisley: smelling roses
RHS Wisley: smelling roses

RHS Wisley: Rosa Hot Chocolate 'Wekpaltez'
RHS Wisley: Rosa Hot Chocolate 'Wekpaltez'

RHS Wisley: 200 year old bonsai
RHS Wisley: 200 year old bonsai

3. A picnic in NT Hatchlands Park followed by a whistle stop tour of the Gertrude Jekyll** garden. We will have to go back for a fuller inspection.

NT Hatchlands Park: picnic
NT Hatchlands Park: picnic

NT Hatchlands Park: Gertrude Jekyll garden
NT Hatchlands Park: Gertrude Jekyll garden

4. Afternoon tea and cake in Farnham with the Aged P's.

5. A quiet supper of picnic leftovers and an early night.

* MMG = Mary Mitchell Galashan, aka "SWMBO", aka "her indoors"

** Update: 30-Jul-09. Post edited. Do not confuse Gertrude Jekyll (garden designer) with Gertrude Stein (American writer).

1 comment:

lusks said...

What a wonderful day you had, that house reminds me of Montgreenan House where my 2 daughters got married. Very similar don't you think.

http://www.montgreenanhouse.com/History.aspx