Here, as promised, a glimpse into the gardens of Netherbury. Such a quaint village, you just want to wrap it up and take it home with you. Quintessential Dorset, with views to the surrounding hills at every turn, and a cream tea at the end of it – what could be more perfect for a summer stroll, starting at the vertiginous steps leading down from the church ….. and into the village with the invitation to enter some truly beautiful gardens what is this little beauty? I’d love to know gardens basking in the sun and here a mint bug, so shiny and jewel-like and a lantern tree with squidgy lanterns that felt all rubbery in the shrubbery. … some neat ideas – like this one – sedums covering the log store always looking out to gorgeous views or in to gorgeous views and seeing delicate clematis I’ve never seen before, one was called Marjorie aaah! ……. quiet corners in which to sit rampant climbers tumbling over walls together take a sniff ….. …… a heady mix of scents sweeping lawns sunny walls shady nooks sunlight through acers an old farmhouseand then on to the highlight ……. The Old Mill….. ……….. I’m going to save the photos of the Old Mill for a post all of its own – tantalising! yes! that place has lodged in my heart…….
for now you are in for a treat: go for a wonderfully interesting Walk-Along with RainbowJunkie around Old Sarum.
And an Arty walk along in Harlem Where have you been a-wandering? Please leave a link to your walk, it would be lovely to wander along with you where ever you are.
Update: From the Gardener’s World website- The mint leaf beetle, Chrysolina herbacea is a native, iridescent green beetle that feeds on the leaves of the mint family in the south of the UK. Both the adults and their fat, black larvae feast on the foliage.