Sunday, March 22, 2015

Days out: Clandon Park & a trip north

Last week we both had a day off and went to visit Clandon Park, near Guildford, where we were hoping to see daffodils. We've been thwarted a couple of times, as four years ago we were too late for daffodils, and last year we visited on a Saturday (without checking opening times) and discovered that the property is closed on Saturdays so we couldn't see the daffodils at all then.

So, of course, this year we were too early.

 Most of the daffodils weren't as far along as they are at home, although I wasn't aware that I'd planted particularly early-flowering varieties.

There was hardly anyone around so we had the gardens to ourselves as we wandered around. This is the Dutch Garden, which is sponsored by the Air Cabin Crew Fund as a memorial to British Airways cabin crew who have lost their lives in service.

 And some woodland looking across towards the daffodils

It will look amazing in a few weeks' time...

I also went up to my Mum's for a few days over the Mothering Sunday weekend. We had a couple of days out too, mainly to Nottingham to go to John Lewis, and then to various Lincolnshire garden centres. ;-) I went on the train so managed to avoid the temptation to buy lots of plants to bring back with me.

Sweep was obviously delighted to see me.

This is the fabric I bought at John Lewis. It seems appropriately Daisy-ish. It's to make a Megan dress, from the Tilly and the Buttons book.

1 comment:

ShinyNewThing said...

We're planning some days out like that, via our Historic Houses Association membership. We swapped from English Heritage as HHA have more houses in Northamptonshire. Nice thing to do on a weekend.