The Coach House Cafe was closed this week for renovations. I wondered if it would be ready to reopen today as planned.
1st trip. Monday 11th
|Dainty pinky lilac flowers|
|Sunlight shining through slim leaved acer|
|Bee on an allium|
2nd trip. Tuesday 12th with two friends from the art group I belong to.
|Two varieties of red tulips|
|Close up of dandelion seeds|
Looking closer inside the tulips . . .
. . . and a poppy (I think)
3rd trip. Friday 15th after a day of very heavy rain on Thursday. The bullrushes usually look like fluffy candyfloss but on Friday they were extremely waterlogged.
Repair work began this week on the potholes.
|Raindrops on pink lilac (I think that's what it is)|
I love the way the raindrops sit on these leaves
|Cones marking potholes to be repaired.|
|No access to the hut at the moment|
|Pale lemon rhododendrons.|
|A blaze of orange|
|Delicate pink and green stripey bells|
|Acer with tiny flowers|
|Inside a rhododendron|
|Little peachy coloured azaleas|
|Tree peony unfolding|
|Seeds developing in the euphorbia|
|I think this is Bellis Perennis Pomponette|
4th trip. Saturday 16th. This morning I just popped along to see if they had managed to finish the Coach House Cafe renovations. I wasn't going to have much or a walk and had no intention of taking photos but the magic of the garden enticed me in - and I had a gentle walk . . . for an hour and a half and took quite a lot of photos.
The courtyard was almost back to normal
and the door of the Coach House Cafe was open.
|Some very tall alliums are beginning to open|
|Tight ball of tiny pink tinged flowers.|
|Orange flower with bright yellow stamens|
|Close look at bleeding hearts|
|Clouds of tiny white fluffy flowers|
|Up in the woods - the scent from the yellow azaleas fills the air.|
Some of the flowers have slid down the stigmas without falling off and they swing as the breeze wafts the scent around.
|A profusion of different coloured azaleas and rhododendrons|
Looking much closer again
|Emerging from tiny pink buds - a froth of pale pink blossom|
|Pink and cream rhododendrons (?)|
|Looking closer at pink forget-me-nots|