Friday, 29 August 2008

Pensthorpe Gardens

I often use google image search to get ideas for gardens. My favourite gardens that I've visited are at Pensthorpe ( in Norfolk. I was originally attracted to Pensthorpe due to its water gardens and associated wildlife, but the flower borders left a much more lasting impression.

My absolute favourite is their millenium garden, designed by Piet Oudolf ( Paths wind through enormous borders featuring colourful perennials and grasses. Careful planting has resulted in a most spectacular display from early summer right through the winter. Some of my favourite pictures are below, but see gap photos for more details.

In late autumn and winter the grasses and seedheads dominate the gardens.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008


I'm not generally keen on the phase lots of celebrities are going through at the moment - having odd pets, particularly small yappy dogs. I do, however, adore this little honey bear featured on the BBC today...