Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Bressingham Steam and Gardens - Part 1 Gardens

Firstly I have to apologise for the length of this blog, we have visited lots of gardens, but I don't think we have visited one that is so large and so well kept, especially with the wet warm spring and early summer we have had so everything has been growing so quickly.  Secondly the way the garden has essentially been planted with evergreens with just a splattering of flowers, but provides so much colour and interest.

The beautifully veined Brunnera Jack Frost an ornamental shrub which has small bright blue flowers in spring.

It is amazing how much structure and interest can be generated from mostly evergreen shrubs and trees.

We found a bench under a shady tree to have our picnic....

and this was our view.

This is a Red Hot Poker but I am not sure of the variety as it is orange/yellow in colour.

A Day Lily with its distinctive upturned stamen.  The petals of this flower remind me of a daffodil.

I have not seen many white Peony before, this one is stunning, with its yellow stamen and pinkish tinge to the flower buds when they first open.

This bush has really unusual, down-turned flower petals.

I think this is a Rhododendron, again I have never seen one before with yellow flowers.

Now this is a Rhododendron colour that I recognise, it it so vivid.

Eve though a lot of the Rhododendrons had dead or dying flower on them they still looked interesting.

This Oxalis articulata is better know to most as Star of Bethlehem.

There are several Hosta's and a giant leaved Gunnera in this shot.

A small thatched folly sits nestled in a bank with an inviting seat to sit on, on a hot day.

These beautiful Water Lily flowers looked impressive, they were about the size of a tea plate.

The insects were certainly attracted to them.

A Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly warming itself up in the afternoon sunshine.

There are so many different pathways lined with all varieties of shrubs, plant and trees to explore.

Now that tree house looks a lovely place to sit with a glass of wine.

Another folly for you to take a rest.

Some more of the many Rhododendrons.

A Doublefile viburnum bush with its unusual flower shapes.

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