Saturday, 7 May 2011

From Blue to White

Sat 7th May 2011
         During the last few days the local woodlands have transformed from a blue haze to a white carpet. The Bluebells are passed their best and now it's the turn of the Ramsons (wild garlic) to carpet the floor of our woodlands for the next couple of weeks. I'm not so sure of the fairly pungent garlic smell I much prefer the perfume of the Bluebell wood, but a few of the Ramson leaves in a salad gives a mild garlic flavour which I enjoy.

                           The Bluebells giving way to Ramsons


Thursday, 5 May 2011

Too drier Spring

Thursday May 2011
              The last few weeks have been unseasonable dry, sunny and often very windy. Last Sunday we had a walk over the moors into Yorkshire to visit John Williams's Garden on the Moor.This is the garden that I filmed last year. It was successful in winning the documentary class and was voted the best film at the public show, but it wasn't the winning film chosen by the judges.  Just a few pictures to show that Johns Garden is up to scratch and is as beautiful as ever and ready for another season.

                             Across the windy tinder dry moors

       Last years bleached dead grass looks like an American prairie scene

                          The approach from the edge of the moor

                         Down the lane and into the garden

                                  New this year the riverside walk

                       The muti-headed daffs.on the riverside walk

 This garden is an absolute triumph