10 days ago two of our members kindly threw open their gates and allowed the gardening club to peer, poke, and generally wander around their gardens.
The afternoon was a glorious April afternoon, unlike today, as the rain and cold has driven me indoors to catch up with “indoor things”
The first garden we visited was kindly hosted by Gill and Roger Garner. They have been gardening at Bryn Dedwydd for 18 years and the garden has a gentle established air to it and looked delightful in the late spring sunshine. One of the pleasures in this garden was the “rooms” or areas, each with visual treats. One of the things I wanted to take home (apart from the dreaming hare pictured below) was the magnificent climbing hydrangea on the wall of the house. I also enjoyed Gill and Rogers quirky attention to detail in the placement of ornamentation in the garden.
Kate’s garden is a garden I know well – and it was interesting to see it through other members eyes. Kate worked hard in her garden last year, and the new beds she has created are certainly paying dividends this year. The cirsiumrivulareatropurpurm was making its presence felt in the central border. I also enjoyed the camassia in the new chapel border, I was so busy enjoying it, that I forgot to photograph it! At the top of Kates garden is a bench, overlooking the meadow, over the rooftops of the village with a view to the sea and the Llyn peninsular. Here looking out over Kate’s garden and surrounding scenery it was lovely to sit for a while and let all the busyness fade away. Kate’s garden was also the place where we had that most important part of any garden visit …. tea and cake.
A big thank you to Gill, Roger and Kate for throwing their gardens open to the members of Dyffryn and Tal y Bont gardening club, we all had a wonderful afternoon.
Our May meeting is a trip to Chirk Castle, on the 12th May 2014. There will be a members garden visit to Sue and David Beasly in Trawsfynedd on the 17th May 2014. Our June meeting will be in the village hall, when we welcome John Massey as our speaker. More information can be found here.