On a blustery but mercifully dry day Chris and I visited Charlecote Park. For curiosity I decided to use the sat-nav app on my smartphone; the result was a tour of west Northants and East Warwickshire, with a bit of north Oxfordshire thrown in. I didn't employ the device for the return journey! Anyway, we eventually arrived at our first destination: the market on the old airfield at Wellesbourne. I'd remembered it as being colourful and full of interesting bargains but today all I saw was a load of unmitigated tat. I was glad to leave and move on.
|Fallow Deer at Charlecote. 22 June, 2013|
|A fungus, probably Laetiporus sulphureus.|
Charlecote Park, 22 June, 2013
An Aquilegia in the herbaceous borders took me back to my childhood. Plants of this type, belonging to the McKana group, were grown by my father but I don't often see them nowadays. There is no reason why I shouldn't grow some myself of course and I must keep my eyes open for plants.
|Aquilegias in the borders at Charlecote Park.|
22 June, 2013
|Cornus kousa at Charlecote Park. 22 June, 2013|