Saturday, May 31, 2008

Heywood Gardens

I have been to visit this garden many times and still find it amazing. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll planted it.

One of the lakes with large trees along the banks and waterlilies dotted along the surface

Alcoves along the alley of Hornbeam trees display engraved urns

The circular garden is enclosed by a wall which has circular windows with views of the rolling fields and cattle beyond

Gordon Bennett Rally 2008

The Gordon Bennett Rally is a Memorial to a Race held many years ago. We enjoyed a great day out today with our Morris Minor Traveller driving in convoy along the Laois Heritage Trail. The first stop on the rally was Castlecomer Heritage Park where I met with Lucy McKenna who is moving in there as Artist in Residence.

Morris finds a friend

Our next stop was Heywood Gardens where one hundred vintage and classic cars drove in the main entrance and parked in rows during the afternoon

Monday, May 26, 2008

Flowers in Bloom

With spring moving fast towards summer and the longest day of the year not far off, the garden is at its best, all dressed up for the midsummer partyClematis near the pumphouse
white and purple Lilac by the front gate
Allium out front under the curly hazel tree

Friday, May 9, 2008

Sunshine and Flowers

The wisteria has bloomed and its scent at night is like perfume
Magnolia (Can you spot Marc's Landy through the beech hedge in the background)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

May Bank Holiday Weekend

Marc went Off Roading in the Landy with Chris at the wheel
All is mud and mud is all
Leigh and Eric enjoy their first off road experience
We relaxed by the pond in the afternoon soaking up the sunshine

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Bamboo Needles

I got these needles for Leiny at a store in England, selling lots of Cath Kidston products.