We’ve passed the Universal Palindrome Day – 02/02/2020 – and very exciting it was too. Even more exciting though, was our Friday Group outing. The weather wasn’t in the least mizzly-drizzly at Wisley, thank goodness; on the contrary, it was brilliant, radiant and luminous. Terms frequently used to describe the group itself.
Wisley dazzled, particularly with its Winter Walk
Bark shone in the sunshine
Along the way, we met our old friend Daphne… here she is, looking and smelling wonderful
Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’ living up to its name
Iris ‘Harmony’ looking harmonious
And stems of Cornus, lit like fire, with a glimpse of ghostly Rubus cockburnianus beyond.
Then into The Glasshouse Gallery, to see The Giant Houseplant Takeover…..
And one or two frights
I mean, that’s no way to treat your guests
Moving quickly on… through the entrance hall and into the living room. The phone’s off the hook and there’s a fire in the grate – but no-one’s about.
Help yourself to a book
Plant yourself in a chair. Make yourself at home.
Perhaps a game of chess?
In the kitchen, time stands still.
And in the dining room, the plants are running amok
We loved the cake stand, the vintage ivy-leaf crockery and the popping bottle of champagne. Those bubbles!
The candles burn brightly
And after-dinner drinks await
Then a lovely long bath before bed. Or maybe a shower?
Time to turn in. Loving the eiderdown.
In the morning, there’s time to look at the paintings.
Given time, they’ll grow on you
Then on through the rest of the gallery
All the rage, don’t y’know
Here’s the recipe
Wonderful Wisley. Passionate about plants
And we are too