We went for a wander down to the front dam to take some photos of how low the water level has dropped. Wishing for some rain. The level should be up to the level where Hubby burned off the grass a couple of months ago.
Popped in to Scampston Hall on the way back from a lovely weekend in Whitby... very interesting Piet Oudolf planting scheme, and a successful 'garden room' layout to the walled garden.
Drifts of grass (Molinia Poul Pieterson)
The 'Silent Garden' looking back towards the Spring Box Garden
Classic 'naturalistic' Piet Oudolf planting, going over but looking good
The Autumn Box Garden
Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud'
WillDB, thanks for those lovely photos of Scampston.
My son lives in York so I have no excuse for never having visited it... I've just looked at the website and it looks fab. Did you go up "The Mount" to have a look at the garden layout from above?
Pat, hope you get rain soon... nice photo though.
We did go up the mount... that is when my camera battery decided to die!
There was a big plant fair there when we visited... it took all my willpower to walk away without looking at the plant sales (I'd already bought three asters from the garden shop)...
Piet Oudolf always uses plants with nice seed heads and winter silhouettes... bet it would look spectacular on a frosty autumn morning.